Internet Use Policy
Goal of the Internet Use Policy
Helen Hall Library endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services to meet the information needs of League City's diverse community. Access to the Internet enables our users to obtain the most current information available for a wide variety of purposes.
Internet computers will not be used by anyone, including minors, for illegal activity, to access illegal materials or to access materials that by local community standards would be objectionable, e.g. obscene or pornographic materials.
- Access sessions will be one hour in adult services and teen's computers, and 30 minutes on children's computers. The total length of a session or the number of sessions per day will depend on demand in order to provide access for the majority of users.
- Access, use, or dissemination of information via the Internet in the library is the responsibility of the user. In the case of minors, it is a joint responsibility of the user and the parent or guardian.
- Any illegal uses of computers may be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
- By mutual agreement, two persons may share one access session as long as their behavior or conversation does not disturb other users or library staff.
- Helen Hall Library computers are be filtered in varying degrees throughout the library.
- Helen Hall Library respects the confidentiality of those using its electronic resources and will only release library records as required by law.
- Installation, downloading and/or modification of software is prohibited. Users will not make any attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted files or networks or to damage or modify computer equipment or software.
- Library employees are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to enforce the rules and regulations for conduct in the Helen Hall Library.
- Parents are responsible for their minor children's use of the library's resources and facilities. Parents who believe that their minor children cannot responsibly use the library's Internet access are requested to monitor their children's Internet use.
- Users will respect copyright laws and licensing agreements. For a brief explanation of "fair use", see the Copyright Office's page "Coypright use".
- Users will respect the privacy of other users and will refrain from attempting to view or read material being used by others.
- Users, including minors, are warned that other individuals may obtain unauthorized access to personal information and/or may misrepresent themselves and should not share personal identification information to unknown or otherwise unverified sources via electronic communication.