The library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.
Mon-Wed 10:00 - 8:00
Thu-Fri 10:00 - 6:00
Sat-Sun 12:00 - 5:00
Phone renewal: 503-659-8634
1595 Burns Street
West Linn, OR 97068
To ensure that the library operates in accordance with the library’s mission, values, and vision, the West Linn Public Library has established this Computer Use Policy (Policy) to promote library services, protect library resources, foster safety, and protect the rights of all patrons and library staff while providing access to electronic resources, materials, and the Internet.
The West Linn Public Library offers public access computers, a publicly-available wireless internet network, and children’s computers. The following Rules and Procedures apply to patrons using any of these resources, as well as any other similar electronic devices (e.g. laptops, tablets, or e-readers) the Library may provide for patron use in the future. The library's computer system provides the opportunity to integrate electronic resources from information networks around the world with the library's other resources. The library strives to balance the rights of users to access information resources with the rights of users to work in a public environment free from sounds and images intended to harass other library users or library staff.
The library's goal in providing Internet access is to enhance its existing collection in size and depth and, as a public access agency, to give anyone who wishes to use the Internet the chance to do so. However, the Library is not responsible for materials on the Internet, nor the protection, of Internet users from inaccurate information.
PRECAUTIONS AND DISCLAIMERS
If you are attaching personal electronic equipment to a library computer or using your personal laptop to access the wireless connection, the library cannot guarantee that your equipment will work with the computers available or the wireless network provided. Do not leave your equipment unattended. The library is not responsible for equipment that is lost or stolen.
Computer users may attach equipment, such as storage devices and other media, provided usage of the equipment does not violate any of the Computer Use Rules and Procedures. The library does not guarantee that external devices will work on public computers. The library is not responsible for damage to your media or for corruption of your data, including damage caused by mechanical malfunction or corruption caused by virus or spyware infection while using library computers.
Individuals entering personal information such as credit card or banking information, home addresses, or telephone numbers do so at their own risk. If you are using the wireless connection provided for library patrons, it is not secure; use caution when transmitting personal information.
To best serve children, all computers in designated children's areas are for the use of children 14 years of age or younger and for adult caregivers accompanying or assisting children. Computers in the children’s area shall not be used to access material inappropriate for minors. As with other areas of the library, the responsibility for monitoring minors when using library computer resources rests with their parents or legal guardians.
USING WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTIONS
Most wireless devices should recognize the library network automatically, but if you have trouble accessing a wireless connection you should know that:
In addition to all applicable rules below, blocking aisles, exits, or access to materials, resources, or equipment, or creating a hazardous situation, due to the location of electrical cords from personal devices is prohibited.
COMPUTER USE RULES AND PROCEDURES
Using the Library's computers, or connecting to the Public Wi-Fi network, signifies patron agreement to abide by these Rules and Procedures.
West Linn Public Library staff reserves the right to terminate usage of computer resources for any patron who violates this Policy or exhibits behavior contrary to the Library’s Behavior Rules and Policies. Further actions, such as removal from the premises, expulsion from the Library for a period of one day to one year, or arrest and prosecution may also be taken.
Staff will enforce this policy in a fair and reasonable manner. Every effort will be made to address possible violations using common sense and sensitivity, and to resolve issues in a constructive and positive manner without escalation. The enforcement actions described in the Library’s Behavior Rules and Policies shall also apply to this Policy.
REVIEW AND REVISION OF COMPUTER POLICY
This policy will be reviewed regularly by library staff to ensure that it meets community needs. It may be revised only with the formal review of the Library Board.
This policy was adopted on July 24, 2013.