Internet Use Policy
The Hackettstown Free Public Library makes internet access available to the public as an informational and educational resource consistent with its mission to "provide services and resources designed to meet community needs for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, information for daily living and decision-making, and leisure activity." Internet access is provided on personal computers located on the main reading floor. WiFi service is also available in the library.
Internet access is available on a first come, first serve basis. Patrons are asked to take a number and record the time on their number card once their session begins. Computer time is assigned in thirty minute time slots.
By using this computer you are agreeing to abide by the Library's Internet Access Policy and Internet Use Guidelines. If you do not take a number or you neglect to write down your start time, your thirty minute time slot will not be guaranteed.
Patrons may sign up for two thirty minute time slots per day for a maximum of one hour of computer time. After that time is used, patrons are welcome to use a computer if one is available and no one else is signed up. The Library reserves the right to adjust length of time to accommodate more users, or to terminate a session that becomes disruptive.
Users under the age of 18 must have a signed Youth Access Registration Form on file or be supervised by their parent or guardian.
Users are prohibited from downloading files to the Library computer's hard drive.
Patrons are prohibited from using programs or files from their own disks or CDs in the Library's computer.
Modifying or attempting to damage computer equipment or software is vandalism to Library property and may result in revocation of computer or Library privileges or legal action.
Responsibility for compliance with licensing and copyright laws lies with the user.
The Library will not provide or support email services for patrons, but will not restrict access to free online email providers.
The charge for printing is 15 cents per page. Payment is expected for each page printed as soon as the users end their computer session.
Computers are shut down 30 minutes before the library closes.
The Library reserves the right to terminate an internet session if it violates the Library's Code of Conduct.