The Internet has been variously defined as a group of worldwide
information resources and a network of computer networks.
Moline Public Library cannot control what is available on the
Internet as the content is constantly changing and is not monitored.
This policy is interpreted in conjunction with other existing
policies, copies of which are available upon request.
Assistance and Instruction
Librarians do not provide in-depth computer use training. However,
they may offer search suggestions or print versions of Internet
guides which are available upon request.
Due to limited disk drive space and/or printing capabilities,
the Moline Public Library does not allow users to download files
onto a computer’s hard drive. Documents may be saved to
a personal storage device. The Moline Public Library does not
directly provide e-mail accounts. Encryption is not available
on the Moline Public Library’s Internet terminals. Due to
this limitation and because computers are in public view, patrons
are discouraged from using these terminals for sending personal
information, such as credit card or social security numbers.
The Internet is a global electronic network which provides access
to a wide variety of material and opinions from diverse points
of view. Some Moline Public Library users may consider certain
information available via the Internet controversial or offensive.
The Moline Public Library has no control over the information
available via the Internet.
is not possible, or within the role of the Library staff, to monitor
users. However, Internet users should be aware that the viewing
of certain materials in the Moline Public Library may be considered
improper in time, place, or matter. Internet access is not to
be used for any unlawful activities. The Moline Public Library
reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time if the
user is engaged in unlawful activity, creating a disturbance,
or if what is being viewed is deemed inappropriate under the circumstances.
Patrons are subject to the Moline Public Library’s Disruptive
Behavior Policy and the Unattended Children’s Policy which
states that children who are under the age of 13 may not be left
by themselves in the Moline Public Library.
will be held financially responsible for any damage or alteration
to equipment or software that results from any misuse of equipment.
The responsibility for supervision of children’s use of
any Moline Public Library materials, including computer access,
belongs to the parents or guardians of the child. Some material
available on the Internet may be deemed inappropriate for children
by their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians, not the Moline
Public Library or its staff, are responsible for the information
accessed by children.
The Moline Public Library reserves the right to establish procedures
for use of public computer workstations in order to make access
available to all persons on a timely basis. Public use computer
procedures are available on the Moline Public Library’s
public access computers and copies are available at the Moline
Public Library’s Information Services Desks.
User in good standing (as defined by the policies of the Integrated
Library System) will be charged a $1/hour usage fee if they cannot
present a card in the area library system. This includes unincorporated
Moline residents and out of area visitors.