Public access computers are provided for use by cardholders of the Basehor Community Library. Patrons who are not cardholders may be permitted to use the public access computers as a guest, but this use may be limited. Adults may use computers in the children’s library when accompanied by a child. The library is not responsible for damage to and/or incompatibility with personal hardware or software that is used and data may not be permanently stored to the library’s computers.
- Flash drives/memory sticks, headphones, and earbuds are available for purchase.
- Printing will be sent to a networked printer for a fee.
Using library computer workstations in an inappropriate manner or for illegal purposes is prohibited. Users must comply with the United States copyright law (See United States Code, title 17, Section 107), United States and Kansas statutes, and all other applicable laws.
Unacceptable use of computers includes, but is not limited to:
- Use of computer which impedes activities of others
- Violation of software license agreements
- Violation of user privacy
- Destruction or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the library
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any data, computer, or network
The user agrees to assume any and all liability for the cost of the repair or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence or misuse.
Members of library staff are under no obligation to monitor library workstation usage. When, however, a member of the library staff determines that a patron is using a workstation in an unacceptable manner, any or all of the following consequences may apply:
- Immediate termination of the computer or Internet session.
- Additional suspension of computer use or other library privileges.
- Notification of appropriate law enforcement officials.
The library is concerned for the safety and security of users who access online information. The library has no control over the information on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. As with other library materials, the library affirms the right and responsibility of parents or guardians to guide their children’s use of the internet.
Patrons shall not access or exhibit inappropriate matter on computers used in the library. Inappropriate matter is defined as the following:
- Access or exhibit obscene material on library computer workstations. Disseminating or exhibiting obscene material is a crime in the state of Kansas. (See K.S.A. 21-4301 as amended).
- Access material or computer-generated images deemed harmful to minors. (See K.S.A. 21-4301a and K.S.A. 21-4301c, as amended).
- Use the library computer workstations in a manner that allows them to possess a computer-generated image that contains or incorporates sexual exploitation of a child. (See K.S.A. 21-3516, as amended).
Laptops are available for checkout for use on library premises to card-holding patrons in good standing with a driver’s license. Driver licenses will be retained until the laptop is checked in and secured. Library staff will check the screen, the disc drive and boot up each machine before checking out and upon return while the patron is present.
Laptops must be returned to the Checkout Desk at least 10 minutes before the library closes.
Approved by the Board of Trustees December 9, 2010