Easton Area Public Library Use Policies
in the Easton Area Public Library
- ABANDONMENT/LEAVING young children unattended
of library facilities or equipment
attire must be worn (no bare feet; must wear
CELL PHONES are
permitted for QUIET, BRIEF conversation – ringer
must be SILENCED
- CHILD ABUSE
IMPROPER USE OF
RESTROOMS no bathing, shaving, washing of
clothes, use of wrong restroom
physical, sexual, or verbal abuse of other
library users or staff
resulting from the use of alcohol or drugs
including refusal to leave at closing time
OR DISRUPTIVE LANGUAGE
POSSESSION OF A
WEAPON defined as an instrument used to inflict
- SERVICE ANIMIALS
only in the building
including on library grounds
CANVASSING, OR SURVEYING
USE OF ALCOHOL,
TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR ILLEGAL DRUGS
USE OF RADIOS OR
TELEVISIONS, OR OTHER AUDIO DEVICES W/O
of property on library premises
WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE
FIGHTING real or mock
- WEARING ROLLER SKATES/USING SNEAKERS WITH
ROLLERS IN THE LIBRARY
Computer Policy Use:
use of the computer resources at the Easton Area
Public Library will be in accordance with:
Access to different types of information for the
primary purposes of education, research and
available to all citizens within the library’s
service area and secondarily to those outside
the library’s service area.
Current (Valid) library card if residing within
library’s service area. Those outside the
library’s service area must have valid Driver’s
license or other form of a Photo ID to purchase
a computer use only card at a cost of $2.00 for
three (3) months, which entitles you to use the
computers WITHIN THE LIBRARY.
with the CIPA Act Internet stations are filtered
as per 47 U.S.C. 254(h) and (l).
If you need
unfiltered access for research purposes, please
see a librarian.Members of the library community
who use networks or facilities not owned by the
library will adhere to the policies and
procedures established by the administrators of
these networks and facilities. Use of library
computer resources must follow the guidelines of
all the networks traversed. Computer resources
MAY NOT be used to access explicit sexual
content, as defined in 19 Pa. C.S. 5903.
Illegal activities, such as gambling, fraud and
copyright violations will be subject to
prosecution by local, state and federal
Violators of this policy
will lose library privileges for two weeks on the first
violation, one month on the second, and three months on
:Wi-Fi is available
and is bound by this policy.
Web-based Email is
available.Office applications, research applications,
educational software and tutorials are available.
Patrons MAY NOT download
or run software not installed by the library.
Computers MAY NOT be
turned off at the end of a session.
Bit Torrent and peer to
peer sites ARE NOT PERMITTED.
photographs, illustrations, audio-clips, video- clips,
artwork, graphic material, or other copyrightable
elements, and the selection and arrangements thereof,
and trademarks, service marks, and trade names (the
"Material") are the property of its proprietors and/or
its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors, or
other respective owners and are protected, without
limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and
trademark laws, and can not be reproduced for commercial
use of any kind.
The Internet is a global network with links that often
change rapidly, with no state/county control of its
users or content. The Internet and its resources may
contain material which is controversial, incomplete, or
inaccurate. The Easton Area Public Library cannot censor
access to nor protect patrons from offensive content.
Parents of minors must assume responsibility for their
children’s use of the Internet through the Easton Area
Public Library’s connection.
Computers in the Easton Area Public Library are
maintained daily to insure reliable operation. However,
connections may fail or computers may "freeze." Such
occurrences are unfortunate, but the library is not
responsible for any losses due to computer operation,
viruses or other equipment failure. Also note that
Internet sites may be unavailable at times due to
While every attempt is made to keep all information
passing to and from our systems private, you must assume
that any information that you transmit or receive may
not be private. The Easton Area Public Library does not
monitor normal usage of our systems. However, the Easton
Area Public Library will fully cooperate with any
authority in investigation of illegal activity and may
turn over logs and records upon receipt of proper orders
or subpoenas. The Electronic Communications Act of 1986,
the Telecommunications Act of 1998 and the U.S.A.
Patriot Act (PL 107-56) contains important privacy and
:Please see Youth
Services Computer Policy for children’s access and
additional information for that department.
Please Sign-Up at
the Reservation Station.
Patrons must use their
own valid, Easton Area Public Library card.
A maximum time of two
hours per day is enforced depending on computer
The Computer Lab will be
unavailable when needed for training or workshops.
reserves the right to ask patrons to change to another
Web site or to terminate their session as per this
Policy of Acceptable Use.
Please do not abuse
Printing & Saving - Network
printing is available by using a cash card. (20¢ per
page) Saving and downloading files
is permitted on selected computers using a Flash Drive.
A Flash Drive may be purchased at the Circulation desk.
Please save your work often!
The library assumes no
responsibility for loss due to computer viruses. Please
protect your home computer from viruses and other
threats. Please see the librarian for
: Training is not offered by the Reference staff;
however, the library does offer a variety of workshops
to improve basic skills. Please ask a librarian about
In order to comply
with the CIPA Act ,in addition to the
Easton Area Public Library Policy
of Acceptable Computer Resources, parents and
their children must agree to the following:
To meet the
informational and educational needs of our young
patrons, Easton Area Public Library offers
computer use for word processing, research,
educational games and activities, and e-mail.
The computers are equipped with filtering
software to guard against access to
objectionable sites. It is important, however,
for parents to understand that no blocking
software is foolproof.
Chat rooms and
instant messaging are not permitted.
A time limit of sixty minutes is in effect if
other patrons are waiting to use a computer.
The Youth Services Department has computers and
computer software programs that are appropriate
for pre-school through sixth grade level. Please
sign-up at the Reservation Station. Patrons must
use their own valid, fine free Easton Area
Public Library card.
use a parent’s card.) Although we do not offer
instruction, staff is available for assistance.
pre-school children must supervise their child’s
use of the pre-school computer. Parents must
also assume responsibility for their child’s use
of the Internet through the library connection.
white printing only is available on the
circulation desk printer at a cost of $.20
(Cash Card Services are not available in the
Youth Services Department, cash only will be
Computer users are to adhere to the
A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is
required for children to use the Easton Area
Public Library computers.
At CD Rom stations, please do not remove CDs
or insert your own discs. Library staff will
load and remove CDs.
Please do not open any programs, files, or
folders that exist on the computer.
Please do not turn off the computer when you
Please keep the volume at a minimal level.
When headphones are used, please make sure
you speak in a low voice if speaking becomes
If you experience any problems with the
computer, notify library staff.