County Library Computer Use Policy
users must follow the Library’s Code of Conduct and this Computer Use
All computer users must access the computers using their own valid
Lancaster County Library borrower’s card.
Using cards issued to other borrowers (including dependent
children’s cards) is not permitted, and may cause loss of privileges for
Patrons changing any computer settings will lose all computer
privileges. This includes
running scripts to bypass security or using any method to access
No more than two persons per workstation at any time.
Loud talking or other disruptive behavior is not permitted.
Do not bring infants and small children with you when you using the
computers. Your session will
be terminated if your children disturb other users, or if your children
are allowed to wander unsupervised.
Computer use is limited to two hours per day per individual.
It is the user’s responsibility to manage his or her time
Internet users MAY NOT
sexually explicit content
computers for criminal activity
restrictions also apply to anyone using the library’s wireless Internet
Any material saved to the local hard drive is erased when the
computer session ends. It is
not possible to retrieve this information after a session has ended.
Computers shut down and restart between each session, clearing all
non-secure data. All computers
automatically shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.
Computer Use Age Restrictions
must be 13 years old to access computers in the adult area.
The library maintains Internet filtering on its computers which may
prevent accessing certain websites.
must be under age 18 to use computers in the children’s area.
These computers have games and word processing, plus child-safe
browsers which limit Internet access to child-friendly websites.
must stay at the child’s computer with any child aged 5 and under.
The library does not store documents or provide cables to connect
peripherals. USB flash drives
and headphones may be purchased at cost from the library.
Print jobs are sent to the printer and released when paid for at
the circulation desk. Prints
left unpaid at closing are canceled and cannot be retrieved at a later
One time passes are available to out-of-town visitors with current
The library reserves the right to reduce or restrict computer
access at any time to promote best use of limited equipment and time.
County Library complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act and
the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act.
County Library Board
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