• Louth County Council Library Service Policy on Use of Public Access Terminals, Wi-Fi and Internet Conditions of Use of Internet and Wi-Fi
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    Louth County Council Library Service

    Policy on Use of Public Access Terminals, Wi-Fi and Internet

    Conditions of Use of Internet and Wi-Fi

    • Free Internet access and Wi-Fi facilities are available to current members of Louth County Libraries.

    • All Internet users must agree to the terms of this policy before accessing the Internet and availing of Wi-Fi.

    • Unauthorised use of the service is prohibited. This includes:

    1. Accessing material which is pornographic, obscene, violent, racist, defamatory or illegal.

    2. Users may not use the internet to conduct any illegal activity including violation of copyright laws, licensing agreements or any other rights of third parties. Use for any commercial purpose is also prohibited.

    3. Attempting to violate system security including interferences with networks.

    4. Interfering with the integrity of computing systems, both within the library and on the wider Internet.

    • The Internet is an excellent source of information, but is largely ungoverned and unregulated. Users are reminded that Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for information accessed on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the content, accuracy or quality of the information retrieved. Some sites may contain opinions which users find controversial and images which they find offensive.

    • Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for the privacy or security of user’s activities. Louth County Libraries urges caution when undertaking financial transactions online and will not accept any liability for any loss that may arise from use of the Wi-Fi facility provided by the Library Service.

    • Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security or data files resulting from connection to the Wi-Fi facility. Anti-virus provision is the responsibility of the user.

    • Individuals are expected to use library terminals in a responsible and courteous manner

    • Internet terminals are booked for sessions of one hour, on the hour. Members should vacate terminals after their session.

    • Users of the internet on public terminals in Louth County Council Libraries accept that the service is monitored by Louth County Council, and accept that this is not deemed an invasion of their privacy.

    • Users must abide by the reservation procedures which are in place in each library.

    • Please log out of your email/social network account before finishing.

    • Any person involved in unauthorised use and who does not abide by the terms of reference for internet use will have their access to all library services withdrawn.

    • Louth County Council reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropriate authorities.


    Access by Children

    Children are very welcome to use the Internet. Using the internet is a fun way to learn and discover new interests. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their children’s use of the Internet and therefore must give permission to their children’s use of the Internet on registration.



    It is strongly recommended that parents supervise their children while viewing the Internet. While filtering software is in place to minimise the risk of children accessing inappropriate websites, it may not always block unsuitable material. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of library staff.

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