Coralville Public Library Internet Use Policy

Please read the policy and agreement; clicking "Accept" will allow you to proceed to the Internet.

Nature of the Internet The Internet is a global electronic network of information. The Internet and its resources may contain information that is inaccurate, controversial, or offensive. The Coralville Public Library has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content of the Internet.

Access to the Internet Internet resources accessible through the Coralville Public Library are available to all patrons. Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. The Library will not be responsible for enforcing any restrictions which a parent or guardian may place on a minorís use of this resource. All patrons using the Internet must read and sign the Internet User Agreement before use. Patrons under the age of fourteen must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Internet User Agreement. All necessary signatures must be obtained in the presence of a Library staff member. The Library provides Internet access as another resource for information and learning.

Rules for Internet Access

  1. Users must have a signed Internet User Agreement on file.
  2. Users may not change the configuration of any of the software on the Internet computer.
  3. There is a limit of two patrons at a computer at any one time; both must have an Internet User Agreement on file.
  4. Users must comply with all local, state and federal laws while using the Internet. Users found to have violated any laws, including but not limited to those concerning privacy, obscenity, fraud or copyright, while using Library facilities or equipment will have their Internet privileges revoked.
  5. The library does not filter Internet content. Staff may, however, ask users to refrain from printing or displaying certain content on screens open to public sight in order to ensure the secure and comfortable environment of the Library.
  6. Users must not incur any costs to the Coralville Public Library through access to fee-for-service information providers, online shopping, or any other Internet use.
  7. Users may not download information to the computer hard drive; formatted diskettes must be used to save data. Removable media may be used to save data.
  8. Users agree to abide by staff-developed procedures for advance reservations and sign-up for computer use.
  9. Users may print to the networked public printer, at the cost that is posted near the printer.
Loss of Internet Privileges Use of the Libraryís Internet connection or computers in an illegal, disruptive, or destructive manner, or failure to abide by these policies or the Internet Use Agreement, may result in the loss of Internet or library privileges.

Coralville Public Library Internet User Agreement

  1. I have read the Coralville Public Library Internet Use Policy and agree to abide by the policy.
  2. I understand that the Library is not responsible for the content, accuracy or validity of any information found on the Internet. I understand that some information on the Internet may be controversial or offensive. I agree to take responsibility for my use of the Internet.
  3. I agree to make only legal use of the computer and Internet. I recognize that unauthorized reproduction or use of material accessed on the Internet may be a criminal offense under the U.S. Copyright Act.
  4. I agree to pay any repair or replacement costs of equipment or software damaged by myself or by minors for whom I am responsible.
  5. I understand that the library is not responsible for any damage to removable media (floppy diskettes, CDs, DVDs, USB devices, etc.) due to system malfunction or for any other reason.
  6. I understand that if I fail to abide by the Coralville Public Library Internet Policy, I will lose my privilege of computer use and Internet access.