Computer Use Policy


Dansville Public Library provides computers for use by the public for job searches, résumé writing and Internet access.

The Internet is an information resource that Dansville Public Library makes available to the public, but the Library takes no responsibility for the content that may be outdated, erroneous, libelous or offensive.

There are no computer use fees. Documents may be printed for 15 cents per page.  Printing is not available when using Wifi on your own device.

Staff is aware that Job Searches and résumé writing may require more than one hour:  please check with staff for an extension beyond the current one hour limit.

Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult to use any computer.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a Permission Card in the presence of library staff in order to use any Internet computer stations. The Web contains some printed and visual materials which some parents may find inappropriate for their children. Parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for their child’s use of the Internet.

Users must sign in at the Main Desk before using public access computers. Sign-in will be interpreted as agreement to abide by the Rules for Use as posted near the computer stations.

Sessions are limited to one hour.  Extensions will be given for special circumstances (see paragraph 4  above).

No more than two people may be at a computer station at one time. Sessions may be terminated and the privilege of using public access computers will be  withdrawn for inappropriate use of services at the discretion of library staff.   “Inappropriate use” includes, but is not limited to:

*viewing sexually explicit material
*use of equipment in a way which may damage it
*loud or disruptive behavior
*attempting to alter the systems settings or configuration

Users have the right of confidentiality and the right of privacy. However, security and privacy are  technically difficult to achieve as the computer is in a public location. Electronic transactions and the viewing screen could become public and the Library cannot guarantee privacy or confidentiality.

In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Library maintains a content filter on the Internet connection. Because the content of Internet pages changes rapidly, the Library cannot guarantee that inappropriate or offensive materials will be blocked. Furthermore, the filter may inadvertently block sites which contain information of value to the user. In this case users may request the filter be turned off for 30 minutes.

Revised 02/21