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GREENVILLE (SC) COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

PUBLIC COMPUTER USE REGULATIONS

[FOR COMPUTERS MANAGED BY RESERVATION SOFTWARE]

  1. To log into a computer session, a Greenville County resident must have a Greenville County Library System (hereinafter referred to as “Library”) card that has not reached its expiration date. One extension for a period of one (1) day may be allowed users with expired cards. Users who have been referred to Unique National Collections due to an unreturned Library item(s) will not be eligible to use Library computers.
  2. Library card holders will be allowed computer use in increments of up to one (1) hour based on availability of computers. Additional increments up to one (1) hour will be allowed when computers are available until the maximum of three (3) hours use per day is reached.
  3. Users attempting to circumvent the three (3) hour limit for computer use will be considered in violation of Library policy and regulations.
  4. Individuals may access designated express (i.e. non-reservable) computers for use up to 15 minutes twice daily. A Library card holder must log in via his/her Library account number. Passes for express computers are issued to non-cardholders only. The two allowable passes will not be issued concurrently. Passes may be used on designated express computers only.
  5. Non-residents who are not cardholders may use express computers or purchase a guest pass for $3.00 allowing use of the Library’s public computers up to three (3) hours on the day the pass is purchased. Identification is required to purchase a guest pass; no passes will be sold to cardholders or to Greenville County residents unless they are temporarily unable to present the documentation required to obtain a Library card.
  6. Non-residents who have unexpired purchased Library cards or reciprocal borrowers with current Library cards may also have access to public computers, including express computers, up to the three (3) hour limit.
  7. Users may not invade the privacy of others at any time or in any way.
  8. Users may not reboot, restart, or attempt to inappropriately bypass time restrictions by attempting to reset a user session.
  9. By advancing beyond the initial computer screens, each user accessing the Internet agrees to abide by the Library's Internet Use Policy.
  10. Users may not send, receive, or display obscene materials, child pornography and/or other materials prohibited under applicable local, state, and federal laws via the Library’s Internet connection.
  11. Users may not make unauthorized entry into other computational, informational, or communication services or resources from Library computers.
  12. Users may not misrepresent themselves or the Library by using computer accounts, access codes, numbers, passwords, signatures, or network identification assigned to others.
  13. Users may not use the Internet for illegal activities, including the violation of the rights of third parties or activities inconsistent with the Library's tax-exempt status.
  14. Users may not make any attempt to damage, alter and/or bypass Library computer equipment, software, data and/or the equipment, software or data of others. In addition, users may neither instruct nor demonstrate to another user ways to bypass web-filtering technology or other software control mechanisms. Any user who violates these rules in any manner may lose access to Library computers and/or lose other Library privileges. Other sanctions may apply as described elsewhere in this document.
  15. U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use." Subject to fair use, users may neither reproduce copyrighted materials (text, images, programs, and/or data) nor distribute such materials by any means (including electronic mail) without the explicit written permission of the copyright holder. Responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user. The Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.
  16. Any individual's failure to comply with the Library's established regulations and policies may result in an individual's restriction/termination of Library privileges, exclusion from Library property for the remainder of the day to permanent exclusion, and/or arrest/prosecution. Any individual excluded from Library property may appeal in writing to the Library Executive Director. Disputed decisions of the Executive Director may be appealed in writing to the Library Board.
Approved by the Board of Trustees
March 25, 2013