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Internet Access Policy

Revised December 2017

A valid library card in good standing (fines and / or fees under $10) is required to access the Internet or use public access computers at the Grangeville Centennial Library. For guests who do not qualify for a library card, a computer card is available.

Access Times

Access is provided for up to two hours per day in one hour increments. Access time can be extended in increments of 15 minutes at the discretion of the librarian dependent upon computer availability. Using someone else’s library or computer card for computer access is prohibited. Doing so can result in the cardholder losing their library or computer card privileges at the discretion of the librarian on duty.
All public access computers automatically shut down ten minutes before the Library closes. Please plan to print or save your work before that time. The Library is not responsible for any data lost when the computers shut down.

Prohibited Activities

Patrons are reminded that it is illegal to do the following and violators are liable for prosecution under Idaho law:
– alter, damage, or install hardware or software, or to disrupt or interfere with other computer systems or networks; – misrepresent yourself by access code, password, or signature; – display obscene materials to minors or print such materials. The Grangeville Centennial Library uses a software filter to prevent access to websites containing material in specific areas such as illegal activities and pornography. However, as new web sites are added daily to the Internet, no filtering system can be 100% accurate; – violate the legal protection of copyrighted software; Copyright law (Title 17, U.S.C. as amended from time to time) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except permitted by principles of fair use. Users may not copyright or distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, programs or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the users.

Patron Requirements

Patrons are required to:
– respect the privacy of others by not representing oneself as another user; by not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others and by not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system; – refrain from displaying material others might reasonably consider offensive such as pornographic materials or otherwise objectionable materials; – refrain from using Internet to transmit obscene, threatening, or harassing materials; – abide by time limitation; – two patrons are allowed at each public access computer at a time (three or more are allowed at the discretion of the library staff); – vacate terminal immediately when asked to do so by a staff member; – pay 25 cents per page for black / white prints; – pay 1 dollar per page for color prints.

Disclaimers

Internet / Computer Usage Disclaimers: – The Grangeville Centennial Library shall not be responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from information accessed or input through the public access computers; – The Grangeville Centennial Library is not responsible for damage to users’ disks, loss of data, or any other liability that may occur when using the Library’s public access computers; – The Grangeville Centennial Library staff can only provide a minimal amount of assistance on the Internet. – The Grangeville Centennial Library is not responsible for a minor’s unauthorized use of adult library cards, or for failure of the Internet filter to block Web sites; – The Grangeville Centennial Library is not responsible if the technology by the public access computers does not meet the specific needs of an individual; – The Grangeville Centennial Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from a user’s infringement of any copyright. – The patron waves the right to make a claim against the Grangeville Centennial Library, its employees or trustees, arising from the mis-use of the Internet even if due to the Library’s, its employees’ or trustees’ negligence.

Children and the Internet

– Parents, guardians and caregivers are required to assume full responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet. – Parents, guardians and caregivers are encouraged to read “Child Safety on the Information Highway” provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com). Children are defined as an individual under the age of 18, as defined by the Idaho State Statutes. – Children under 10 years of age may only use public access computers located in the Children’s area. -Violation of the Internet Policy or unacceptable behavior such as viewing prohibited materials through the use of the Internet will result in suspension of use, termination of computer privileges and any other appropriate legal action, including criminal prosecution.

Procedures:

1. Users may not engage in any activity that interferes with operation of the library or use of the library or its resources by other patrons.

2. Users may not engage in or use the Internet or library equipment for any illegal purpose or activity. Criminal and/or civil prosecution may result in illegal use of the Internet or library equipment.

3. Users may not use library equipment to display or disseminate information unsuitable for viewing by or dissemination to persons under 18 years of age.

4. Use will be on a first come, first served basis. No appointments will be made.

5. Children under the age of 18 must have a signed parent consent card on file.

6. No access permitted for children under age 14.

7. Time limit is 1/2 hour per session. This may be extended at the discretion of the librarian if no one else is waiting to one hour maximum. Patrons are limited to one session per day.

8. Patrons may not set “bookmarks” without the consent of the librarian.

9. Files may not be downloaded to disk or hard drive.

10. Copy charges will be $0.25 per page for text $1.00 per page for color (maps and graphics)

Adopted on May 11, 2000

Library Cards

Free of charge to individuals living inside the city limits of Grangeville. Adults over 18 must present proof of residence with a current street (not mailing) address. Children under 18 must bring a parent or legal guardian with proof of residence.

Out of Town (non-resident) cards are issued to the household and covers all persons living in the same residence. Cost is $30 per year. Financial assistance for library memberships is available through the Barbara Hanson Scholarship fund.

By city ordinance, you are considered resident if you own property inside the city limits and can provide proof of ownership.

Books may be checked out from Grangeville Centennial Library for three weeks. You may renew by phone or email one time. DVD’s may be checked out for one week. Items cannot be renewed if they are on hold for another patron.

 ValNet Library Cards

Centennial Library located in Grangeville idaho is a member of the VALNet library system.

Our patrons are issued VALNet library cards which are good at all member libraries.

The VALNet catalog is searchable online and books may be ordered online and sent to Grangeville for pickup.  We’ll give you a call when they arrive.  You may also use your card to check out books if you are at a member library and they may be returned to Grangeville. They will be sent back to the owning library by courier. Holds will be held up to one week, at which point the patron will contacted to determine if the item should be returned. You can access your library account online and see what books you have out, when they are due, and pending hold requests.

For access to VALNet, click here.

Interlibrary Loan

If ValNet does not have an item you are looking for, it  may be available through interlibrary loan. We can order materials from another library if available but we cannot guarantee a delivery date and the material will only be available for a limited loan period. It is possible the patron will be required to pay a small loan charge.

Lost or damaged materials are also the responsibility of the patron.

Overdue Policies

Overdue fines are $0.25 per book per day and $0.50 for DVD per day. We do not charge for Sundays or holidays.

There is a book drop in the front of the building for your convenience when the library is closed. Please secure all the materials with a rubber band before using the drop to prevent damage to the item. Please don’t put DVD’s in the book drop.

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