Prosper Community Library Computer and Internet Use Policy

  1. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring their children’s use of the library computers, access to the Internet, and the information accessed by minors.
  2. Reasonable care of the computers by the user is expected. Misuse of computers will result in loss of computer privileges.
  3. Library staff may assist the user in accessing the Internet and appropriate printing devices but cannot provide in-depth assistance and/or training.
  4. There is no charge for internet/computer use. However, the charge is 10¢ per page (color or black & white) and must be paid at the time of printing.   Exact change is required.   Credit cards may be used for printing equaling $3 or more.
  5. Printers are not available via wireless connections from library laptops or personal devices.
  6. Users may not store materials on the hard-drive of any computer owned by the library. Users are expected to store materials using their own peripherals; e.g., flash drive.
  7. Use of any information or materials on sites you access is entirely at your own risk.
  8. Users will not perform any of the following acts:
    • Attempt to access devices or resources to which you have no explicit, legitimate rights.
    • Copy, reproduce, or transmit any copyrighted files or information other than in accordance with the requirements and allowances of the copyright holder.
    • Launch network attacks of any kind including port scans, DoS/DDoS, packet floods, replays or injections, session hijacking or interception, or other such activity with malicious intent.
    • Transmit malicious software such as viruses, Trojans, and worms.
    • Surreptitiously install software or make configuration changes to any device or application, by means of the installation or execution of key loggers, registry keys, or other executable or active application or script.
  9. Users will use the access provided here responsibly and with full regard to the safety, security, and privacy of all other users, devices, and resources.
  10. Users will be mindful of the cultural sensitivities of others while using this portal so as not to provoke reaction or offense, and will not intentionally access pornographic, graphically violent, hateful, or other offensive material (as deemed by the Town) regardless of others’ sensitivities.
  11. Users understand that unauthorized use of resources through this portal may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
  12. As with most public internet connections, the library’s internet connections, especially via wireless connections are not guaranteed to be secure. Caution should be exercised when using the library’s computers.   Wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords and any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless connection.   The library will not be responsible for any personal information (e.g., credit card) that is compromised.   Restarting the computer at the end of use will erase all data from that station.
  13. The library will not be responsible for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.
  14. The library reserves the right to log or monitor traffic to ensure that these terms are being followed as directed by Town of Prosper legal counsel.

Misuse or unauthorized use of Library computers and information resources will result in revocation of library privileges.