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Hart County Library

Hart County Library, 150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-4655 Fax: 706-376-1157
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Computer/Internet Policies
(Effective 1 August 2001)


These are the highlights of the policy. For the full policy click here.

  1. Everyone must have a PINES library card in good standing to use a computer without Internet access. A PINES library card in good standing and a signed Internet Policy Acceptance Form are required to use a computer with Internet access.
  2. Everyone must sign in at the front desk to use a computer. Internet users must present a PINES library card and a photo ID/birth certificate. Minors may not use Internet computers unless a parent/legal guardian signs them in. Minors with their own PINES library cards may sign for use of a non-internet computer themselves. An accompanying adult may sign up a minor to use a non-Internet computer when the minor does not have a library card.
  3. The library's computers are set up for optimal use by a single individual. With the exception of a minor and parent, only one user per computer terminal is permitted.
  4. Minors (under 18) are not permitted access to chat rooms.
  5. Computers shall not be used for illegal activity or access to pornography/obscene materials.
  6. Installation, downloading, or modification of software is prohibited.
  7. Users shall not make any attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted computer files or networks, to damage or modify computer equipment or software.
  8. Prompt payment is required by users who incur charges for printing. Users must pay for everything they print.
  9. Computer use is on a "first come, first served" basis. Users shall sign up in person to use the Internet on a "next available terminal" basis. Latecomers forfeit their time.
  10. Internet access sessions shall be limited to 60 minutes, unless no one is waiting for that computer. Patrons must sign off the computers 10 minutes prior to closing.
  11. The number of computer sessions available per day, per user, may be established by the Librarian in charge.
  12. Misuse of library computers or violation of the "Hart County Library's Rules of Conduct for Use of Library Computers" may result in the loss of computer privileges. A patron will receive a warning for the first offense; a second offense will result in loss of Internet access privileges for two weeks; a third offense will result in permanent loss of Internet access privileges.
  13. Internet Privacy and Safety.

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