Computer Use Policy

Computer Use and Internet Access Policy

Revised 2018, Reviewed 2021, Revised 2024

Users shall assume full responsibility for using the computer equipment, printing, and other technology resources. Users are expected to be courteous to others including library employees and other patrons. The Library is not responsible for lost, damaged, or unavailable information due to technical or other difficulties.


  • The use of the internet, public access software applications, online applications, and equipment is a privilege and used at the individual's own risk.
  • Each workstation is meant to be used by not more than two users at one time.
  • Each user is to legibly sign-in on the login sheet located at the desk, noting starting and ending time and workstation number. By signing the login sheet the user is agreeing to this Computer Use and Internet Access Policy.
  • If others are waiting to use the public computers, your session may be limited to 30-minutes.
  • Children younger than eight (8) must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.
  • The person initiating the print command is responsible for all printing costs at the current rate. Asking for assistance is encouraged if a user is not sure about the print size or print commands.
  • Equipment may not be moved and no changes of any kind may be made to the Library's software or equipment.
  • Downloading, saving, or e-mailing files is performed at the user's own risk. No supplies are provided by the Library. Be aware that no files can be permanently saved to the library’s equipment.
  • Users share personal information, family information, and financial information at their own risk.
  • The Library does not provide e-mail accounts.
  • Basic computer skills are expected. However, staff will assist as time and resources allow.

The following uses are inappropriate and Library Staff will terminate any session when such uses are occurring. Violators may be denied future access. Inappropriate uses include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to pornographic or offensive materials. 
  • Harassing others online.
  • Violating any federal, state, or local law.
  • Acts of hacking or attempting to break into any computer system.
  • Incurring expenses to the library or any other second party.
  • Misrepresentation of oneself or the library.
  • Damaging the equipment.
  • Being loud and disruptive or exhibiting behavior that is unacceptable on Library property.

Computer software applications and Internet access at the Charlestown Clark County Public Library Branches are intended to provide all people equal access to digital technologies. The primary purpose of digital technologies in the Library is to assist in the Library's mission of life-long learning for the members of the community. This policy is compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act, a federal law to protect minors online.

Information available through the Internet is not endorsed by the Charlestown Clark County Public Library. All users of this service agree to do so at their own risk and shall hold the Charlestown Clark County Public Library harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities, directly or indirectly related to the use of online resources or the Internet.