The WBPL now has wireless internet. Wireless capabilities are throughout the building and extend into some parts of the parking lot. Patrons using the wireless internet through the library's signal are expected to follow the Library's Internet Use Policy.
Internet Use Policy
The WBPL welcomes patrons to the Internet. Sometimes referred to as the "Information Superhighway", the Internet is a global collection of computer networks capable of communicating with each other to provide information and resources to users around the world.
The Internet and its available resources may contain materials of a controversial nature. In offering Internet access, library staff cannot control access points which often change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby reminded that the information they find is their responsibility. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet through the library's connection. Public Library workstations are not private or secure.
The Library does not provide filters for the Internet computer stations. For those parents seeking a secure internet environment for their children, the SAILS Network System provides librarian-selected popular topic web sites updated monthly by contact on its iBistro interface.
Legal and Ethical Use:
Computing resources may only be used for legal purposes. Examples of unacceptable purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:
* harassment of others, * libeling or slandering other users, * destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the library or other users, * disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications, * unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material.
Computing resources should be used in accordance with the ethical standards of the library. Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to, the following:
* violation of computer system security, * violation of guidelines of the networks traversed, * unauthorized use of computer accounts, access codes, or network identification numbers assigned to others, * installation, downloading, or modification of software, * use of computer communications facilities in ways that unnecessarily impede the computing activities of others, * violation of software license agreements, * violation of network usage policies and regulations, * violation of another user's privacy, * viewing pornography on public computers.
Rules for Computer Use:
The library staff is available for basic guidance on the Internet and with the library databases but cannot offer in-depth instruction in the use of specific software. The library staff reserves the right to terminate service to anyone who does not use the computer in a responsible manner. Such people must reapply on another day before using the computer again.