This agreement is displayed in English and Spanish and must be accepted before logging
into a library computer that is managed by the Monterey County Free
Libraries' automated computer sign-up system. All branches have this
system except: Bradley, Big Sur and Parkfield.
Monterey County Free Libraries Computer Use Agreement
read and agree to this policy before using Monterey County Free
Libraries Computer resources.
You have the choice to select filtered or
unfiltered access to the Internet. Filters attempt to prevent users
from viewing certain portions of the Internet generally considered
objectionable. They do not guarantee that all objectionable material
will not be seen. Some useful information will likely be
Restriction of a child’s access to the Internet
is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian and cannot be
monitored by library staff. Please let your child under 18 years of
age know how you want them to use the Library Internet. If you are
under the age of 18 please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) for
permission to use the Internet.
General Computer Policies Guidelines for Computer Users at the
Monterey County Free Libraries
I agree to:
Follow library rules.
Follow my parent’s rules for using
library resources if I am under 18 years old.
Only use my own Monterey County Free
Libraries card and pin number when I sign up to use the computer.
Pay for any pages I print from the
Respect the privacy of others by not
looking at their screens without their permission.
Tell library staff, a responsible
adult or the police if I am being harassed or bullied by another
library user or someone on the Internet.
Take personal responsibility for my
use of the Internet. I will protect my safety and personal
Accept that the library cannot
control what is available on the Internet and agree that the library
is not responsible for my use of the Internet or the content I view.
Only use the computer for purposes,
which do not break local, state or federal laws.
Do anything illegal while using the
library computers, including hacking, harassment or displaying
Disturb other people in the library
by being loud or disruptive.
Use another person’s computer time
Use another person’s library card to
sign up for computer time.
Try to harm any person or property
while using the library computers.
Change the settings or
configurations on the computer or try to damage computer equipment.
Attempt to download or save any
files or applications to the library computers' hard disk.
Violation of Computer Use Agreement:
police will be contacted if a staff member reasonably suspects that
behavior that constitutes a criminal offense has been committed on
the policy of the Monterey County Free Libraries to ask customers
whose behavior is inappropriate for a public library to modify their
behavior. If they fail to do so, they will be asked to leave the
The Library upholds and affirms the right of each individual to have
access to constitutionally protected material. The Internet and its
available resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions
from varied points of view. Users need to be good information
consumers, questioning the validity of the information. Not all
sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current
information. Users may encounter material that could be illegal,
offensive or inappropriate.
The user is responsible for his or her use of the
Internet and makes individual choices and decisions.
library affirms the right and responsibility of parents and
guardians to determine and monitor their own children’s use of
library materials and resources, including the Internet. If you do
not want your child to use the library Internet connection or other
library materials, you must make that clear to your child and
monitor his or her use of library resources.
Library staff is available to provide assistance and
to help identify appropriate sites. The
Kids Page and
Page have been provided to assist users in finding age- and
topic-appropriate sites. Parents and children are encouraged to read
the pamphlets, "Child Safety on the Information Highway," and "Teen
Safety on the Information Highway," available for free from any
library staff member.
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