Wi-Fi Access Policy.
(approved June 2008)
The Monroe Free Library is pleased to provide free wireless Internet access for the use of our patrons. Agreement to abide by the following rules is a precondition for having access to the wireless network.
Patrons must accept the library’s basic Internet policy and rules for access to the Internet. Paper copies of this policy are available at the Reference desk. The library does not monitor the use of the Internet by laptop users. Parents need to be aware that wireless access for laptops is free and unrestricted. Violations of our policy will result in the loss of library and computer privileges.
Access to the library’s computers requires an authenticated barcode and password. Holders of the Ramapo Catskill Library System library cards may access the network by using their assigned barcode and PIN number.
The patron is responsible for setting up his or her laptop and software to permit wireless access through the library’s network.
Patrons may not use the library’s printers with their own laptop equipment.
The library does not assume responsibility for the safety and integrity of personal equipment, laptop configurations or data files. The library is not responsible for any damage to personal equipment, i.e., viruses, power surges, etc. Patrons are responsible for providing virus protection for personal equipment.
The library cannot vouch for the security of wireless communications. It is strongly advised that wireless communication not be used for the transmission of sensitive or personal information.
Library staff members are not permitted to configure a person’s personal laptop or to provide assistance with the installation of hardware or software.
The library cannot vouch for the reliability of any website nor the success of any given online transaction.
The library’s wireless network may require periodic maintenance, and the library cannot be held responsible for unforeseen downtime.
Patrons using personal laptops in a manner disturbing to others in the library will be asked to turn off the equipment. Repeated violation of this rule will result in suspension of user privileges.
Monroe patrons can gain access to computers even if they do not have their cards. Staff will look up their barcode, and if they are in good standing, access will be granted.
Guest passes are granted to non-RCLS individuals on a one-time only basis. Special considerations may be granted for individuals who are in the area for longer periods of time. Individuals using guest passes will pay printing charges directly to reference staff.