Internet Usage Policy

The Taylor Community Library provides access to the internet in keeping with our mission. Since the internet is a changing, dynamic, global resource, the library staff cannot guarantee the accuracy, usefulness, or appropriateness of the content of any information accessed. internet users are responsible for the choices of sites they visit, all sites visited are logged, and the Lab workstations are randomly checked for inappropriate usage.

Registering to Use the Internet Workstations

  • Internet user must present current, valid identification of name, address and age.
  • All internet users age 12 through 17 years must have a valid Parent/Guardian Consent form on file at this Library.
  • Children under the age of 12 years old may use the internet workstations only under direct and constant supervision of a parent or adult guardian. No more than 2 persons may use an internet workstation at any one time.

Workstation Sign-Up & Time Limits

  • To use one of the internet workstations, sign-up must be made in person only. A work station assignment is given to the patron signing up.
  • internet usage will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • internet usage is limited to 30 minutes if there are people waiting to use the workstation. Patrons are expected to comply in a timely manner when asked to vacate a workstation when the time limit is exceeded.
  • There will be a limit of two sessions per day per person if demand warrants.

Allowable Uses, Printing, Downloading

  • Users may access email, however interactive chat sessions or newsgroups and electronic betting or wagering is not allowed on Library computers.
  • Access to the hard drive of the work stations is not allowed. Users may download to their own 3.5 floppy disks, CDs or flash drives.
  • Users are advised that public access workstations do not allow for secure access. All transactions are vulnerable and should be considered public.
  • Users may print hard copy. The default printer is a shared laser printer with a cost of $0.10 per first two pages, and $0.15 thereafter. We are not able to accommodate high volume printing. Patrons are limited to 50 pages at one time. Payment for copies made will be collected when user signs out.

Prohibited Uses of the Internet Workstations

The Taylor Community Library's internet computers may not be used for any unlawful or improper activities prohibited under local, state or federal laws. These activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Damaging or Altering of Equipment or Software
  • Displaying, Transmitting, or Printing Sexually Explicit or Sexually Suggestive Materials or Obscenity
  • Distribution of Unsolicited Advertising or Propaganda
  • Hacking or Spamming
  • Infringement of Copyright Law
  • Libeling, Harassing, or Slandering Other Users
  • Propagation of Computer Viruses
  • Solicitation of Minors
  • Using the Network to Make Unauthorized Entry Into Any Other Machine Accessible Via the Network
  • Violating Another User's Privacy
Illegal acts involving the Library's internet connection may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities. Misuse of the computers of the internet connection will result in the loss of your internet privileges at the Taylor Community Library.

The discretion of the Library Director will be enforced to allow for special situations or changes in these rules as apply to particular circumstances.

Approval Dates

  • Date approved by the Taylor Library Commission, subject to City Council approval: September 10, 2001.
  • Date approved by the Taylor City Council: December 4, 2001.
  • Corrected per procedural changes/cost increases by L. Baum, Library Director.