ABOUT OUR PUBLIC COMPUTERS
The Library has 14 public computers available for library cardholders and non-cardholders (guests) to use. Library cardholders can use our computers for free for 2 hours per day. To log in, enter the library card number and the 4-digit pin number (last four digits of the phone number linked to the card).
Non-cardholders are welcome to use our public computers by requesting a pass at our service desk. They may request a “Quick Print” pass to use a computer for 15 minutes for free or they may purchase a Guest Pass for $1.00 to use a computer for 2 hours.
Our friendly staff can help you with your basic computer and technology questions.
INTERNET USE AND SAFETY POLICY
The Millington Public Library (MPL) provides access to the internet as a service to the community. Resources available on the Internet may supplement and complement the collection and resources available at the Library. The internet contains a wide variety of material and opinions from various points of view. Since anyone can create a website or otherwise post information on the internet, the Library cannot monitor and has no control over the information available therein. The Internet may contain material of a controversial nature. Not all sources provide information that is accurate, complete or current and some information may be considered offensive or inappropriate to users.
Computer users are responsible for his or her own use of the internet in the library. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of personal equipment or laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the wireless network. The Millington Public Library, City of Millington, and/or Library Systems & Services are not liable for theft of personal information while accessing the public computers and internet such as identity theft. Users may ask a library staff member to guide them to safe websites and information that is reliable.
The Millington Public Library complies with state and federal laws mandating the use of filtering software in public libraries to protect children from harmful content. Both internet computers and wireless access are filtered for obscene or harmful websites in accordance with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Users should be aware that filtering software is not infallible. Filters may not block information that some individuals may consider offensive, inaccurate, or inappropriate. Additionally, the filter may limit access to sites which have legitimate research value. Due to technological limitations, the library cannot guarantee that the filter will protect against access to internet material that is illegal, obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors. Users 18 years of age and older may request that a staff member disable the filtering software for research purposes. The software will not be disabled for users 17 and under for any reason.
Use of the Internet by Children and Teens
Parents and designated caregivers are responsible for their minor children’s use of computers, the internet and the wireless network while in the library. The Millington Public Library staff does not act in loco parentis (i.e. in the place or role of parent or caregiver). Parents are expected to accompany children in need of supervision on library visits to ensure the safety and well-being of children. As mentioned above, all computers and wireless networks are filtered. Filtering software is not perfect and may not block everything that might be considered objectionable. Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring any and all Internet use by minors. Consent given on the part of parents or legal guardians for a Library card issued to minors constitutes acknowledgment by the parents or guardians that they have a responsibility for monitoring their child's use of all Library resources, including the public computers.
Guidelines for Parents
- Explore the wide range of available information, and tell your children about sites you consider inappropriate for them.
- Provide guidelines for your children on the amount of time they spend online, just as for television viewing.
- Teach children to never give out personal identification information (name, address, password, telephone number, social security number, credit card number) about themselves or others without first asking a parent for permission.
- Teach children to be good online consumers. As with print information, consider the source, date, and accuracy of online information.
Use of Library technology by each and every staff member, volunteer, or patron shall constitute that person's acknowledgment of an agreement to abide by this Internet Use and Safety Policy. Patrons are expected to adhere to all rules governing the use of the Internet in libraries, including the duration and frequency of sessions.
It is unacceptable to use the Library's computer system and/or internet connection for any of the following:
- Violating applicable U.S. or state laws. Users must respect all copyright laws and licensing agreements pertaining to software, files and other resources obtained via the Internet
- Attempting to slander, harass, or otherwise harm others
- Attempting to harm or destroy equipment, manipulating the data of any other User, or seeking unauthorized access to networks and systems, including so-called "hacking"
- Creating/spreading computer viruses or other forms of malicious programming
- Sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as either obscene or child pornography by community standards
- All Internet use is subject to Library's Code of Conduct, which states that behavior must not disrupt other patrons' use of the Library and that Library patrons must be considerate of others in the Library and treat other patrons and staff with courtesy and respect, honor other patrons' privacy, and keep all conversations quiet.
- The Library reserves the right to prohibit violators from future access or use of the online services. Illegal acts may subject violators to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.
Restriction or Suspension of User Access
The Library reserves the right to prohibit violators from future access to the internet. Illegal acts may subject violators to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.