515 N. First St. - Peotone, IL
Phone: 708-258-3436
Fax: 708-258-9796

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Computer/Internet Use Policy and Guidelines

  1. All users must use their own library barcode to login to the library computer workstations. Guest passes are available for visitors when proper identification is presented. Guest passes are for 15 minutes, but you can extended your time up to 1 hour per day.
  2. The Peotone Public Library District has no control of the Internet and its resources, and assumes no responsibility for the quality or accuracy of any Internet resource.
  3. The Internet Policy should be interpreted in conjunction with other existing Library polices.
  4. Library equipment or computers are all on a first come, first served basis.
  5. The computer user may have 2 hours on Library computers per day. This time can be split up during that day. You may be asked to limit your time on the computer to sixty (60) minutes if the computers are all in use.
  6. Patrons under the age of 18 must have their guardian sign an agreement at the Library. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using Library equipment or computers – see Children’s Area Computers for modification for that area.
  7. Parents and guardians, not the Library staff, are responsible for the information selected and/or accessed by children. Some information from the Internet may contain controversial material.
  8. Library staff can provide limited assistance for basic procedures. If you need further assistance you can schedule a computer one-on-one session.
  9. A printer is available for patron use at 20 cents per page for black and white print outs and 50 cents for color print outs per page.
  10. The Public may download to their own storage devices. The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to storage devices when downloading. You can purchase a flash drive at the front desk if available.
  11. Headphones must be worn when using the computer when using audio. Earbuds are available at the front desk for $2.
  12. I agree to pay any repair or replacement costs of equipment or software damaged by myself or by minors for whom I am responsible.
  13. The Library reserves the right to limit, refuse, and/or ban any patron from using the library equipment and computers. Use is limited to patrons in good standing, i.e., all fines have been paid below $5.00, all overdue materials have been returned, any lost materials have been paid for, and the patron has a current local library card.
  14. Internet computers may only be used within the guidelines of acceptable use. Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to: harassment of other users; inappropriate behavior, libel, slander, defamation, fraud or plagiarism, illegal or offensive viewing; destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the Library or others, disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications; violating a federal or state law; or unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material.
  15. The Library restricts the use of personal software on Library computers.
  16. I understand that if I fail to abide by the Internet computer policies, I will lose eligibility for use of the Library’s Internet computers.
  17. Computers shut down automatically 15 minutes before closing.
  18. Adults age 18 years and older cannot use computer workstations in the Youth Services Department except when assisting a child.
  19. The Peotone Public Library’s staff may provide assistance to patrons in the use of computers and electronic information networks as time and staff knowledge permits. Staff will not enter any data into a website on behalf of, nor complete an online form for, any patron. It may not be possible for staff to evaluate or judge the quality or merits of sites that the patron may access.  Scheduled formal instruction on select aspects of computers and electronic information networks is regularly available.

Violations may result in loss of access. A patron found to be sending or receiving unlawful materials will be disconnected from the Internet, and will not be allowed to use it at any future time.