By logging into this computer, I agree to appropriately use the Internet and this computer at the Genesee District Library (GDL). I realize that I am responsible for any damage that may occur while I am using the equipment specified for Internet use. I hereby hold harmless the GDL (including the Library Board of Trustees, employees, agents, or subcontractors) for the content of the material that is retrieved through the Internet, or for any actions that may occur as a result of such actions. I will abide by the GDL’s Computer Use Policy:

GDL patrons must use their own library card. Patrons using another person’s library card (with or without permission) will be invalidated until the owner is able to show identification.

Time Limits: The initial time limit is 30 minutes. If there are no reservations for the computer in use, the session time may be extended. The GDL does not guarantee a specific amount of time for computer use. Computers and printers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

Saving Files and Documents: Patrons must save files and documents on their own memory card, or USB drive. All data is erased regularly from GDL computers; be sure to save your work often! GDL computers do not allow users to save documents or personal files to the hard drive.

Staff Assistance: Computing resources are self serve. While staff members are available to assist users with the equipment, staff members do not provide assistance in the use of software. Users who need training should attend the Genesee District Library’s free computer classes and refer to relevant printed resources.

Effective March 2, 2009 :
Printing: You can print 5 pages for FREE. Additional pages can be purchased at the front desk ($1 minimum, no refunds). Pages cost $0.10/page.

Patrons may not use their own paper.

Disclaimer: Patrons use library computer hardware and software at their own risk. The GDL is not responsible for equipment malfunction, loss of data, any damages to the user’s disks, data, or electronic transactions of any type. The GDL is not responsible for the loss of any floppy disk, cd, or USB drive. Your computer session may be monitored for quality assurance purposes.

Adult Supervision: Parents or legal guardians need to be actively interested in and are responsible for supervision of their children’s online use of the Internet and other electronic sources. The GDL computers are filtered using the best available technology. However, users are cautioned that ideas, points of view, and images can be found on the Internet that are controversial, divergent, and inflammatory. The provision of access does not mean or imply that the GDL endorses or sanctions the content or point of view of any of the information or commentary which may be found on the Internet.

Illegal and Unacceptable Uses: Patrons may use library computers or the wireless access only for legal uses. Examples of unacceptable uses include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attempting to crash, degrade performance, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems and networks.
  • Damaging equipment, software, or data belonging to the GDL or other users.
  • Using the Internet for malicious purposes such as intentionally
    propagating a virus.
  • Sending unsolicited advertising.
  • Attempting to gain or gaining access to another person’s files or
    authorization codes.
  • Using another person’s identification, bar code or pin number, with or without permission.
  • Using, disclosing, or disseminating personal identification information regarding minors without parental permission.
  • Displaying obscene material, child pornography, or sexual content that might be harmful to minors.
  • Harassing other users with messages, prints, or images.
  • Libeling, slandering, or maliciously offending other users.
  • Violating copyright laws or software licensing agreements.
  • Violating federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

Compliance: Failure to comply with this policy or with library staff directions may result in restriction or termination of the user’s library privileges and may result in prosecution under local, state, or federal laws. Any person denied access to the Library or its services may appeal the denial to the Library Director. If the appeal is not resolved by the Director, it