Internet Access

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Internet Policy
The following are rules to keep in mind when using the Internet at the library.
  1. Resources are not to be used for unauthorized, illegal, or unethical purposes. Users may not use the Internet to lobby for votes, to harass others, or to place a virus.
  2. Internet use is limited to one hour per day per person unless otherwise permitted by the librarian on duty and no one is waiting to use the PC. Use is limited to one person or one parent and one child at a time. The computers will shut down 15 minutes prior to library closing.
  3. Parents or legal guardians of children must assume responsibility and supervise their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection.
  4. Users are not to attempt to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others nor to seek access to any computer system or to damage or alter software components of any network or database. Persons using this equipment agree not to make any changes to the setup or configuration of the software or hardware. Violations may result in the loss of library card privileges including but not limited to suspension or termination of Internet privileges.
  5. Users are not to send, receive or display graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene. Because the library is a public place, library staff have the authority to end an Internet session when such materials are on the screen. Violations may result in the loss of library card privileges including but not limited to suspension or termination of Internet privileges.
  6. The library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session at any time for any reason.
  7. The library reserves the right to limit the use of public computers for gaming during specified hours.
  8. It is against the law (CA Education Code Chapter 11, Section 19910) to break or deface any apparatus in any public library. The library will fine or prosecute any individual who willfully or maliciously commits such an act. The law specifies that the parent or guardian of a minor shall be liable for all damages. This pertains also to any library computer which may be used for Internet access.
  9. Library staff are available to assist patrons in the use of these resources, but may not be familiar with every application a person might wish to use. The library provides classes in using the Internet.
Wireless Internet Policy
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library offers free wireless Internet access during library open hours to library cardholders.
  1. Resources are not to be used for unauthorized, illegal, or unethical purposes. Users may not use the Internet to lobby for votes, to harass others, or to place a virus.
  2. Parents or legal guardians of children must assume responsibility and supervise their children’s use of the Internet.
  3. Users are not to send, receive or display graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene. Because the library is a public place, library staff have the authority to end an Internet session when such materials are on the screen. Violations may result in the loss of library card privileges.
  4. The library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session at any time for any reason.
  5. Because wireless users share a network with other Internet users in the library, downloading large files including streaming is discouraged.
  6. Users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own equipment.
  7. Library staff cannot provide technical assistance in configuring our users’ wireless devices or in troubleshooting access problems.
  8. Printing is not available through the library’s wireless connections.
  9. The library’s wireless Internet access is not encrypted. Wireless users are urged not to send personal, financial or any confidential information over the library wireless network.
  10. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is not responsible for damage or loss due to security breaches, electrical surges or disruptions of wireless service.
Revised June 19, 2012