418 Corbett Ave. W.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Internet Use Policy
Statement of policy: The Rusk County Community Library makes the Internet available as part of its continuing effort to ensure all members of our community has the right and means to free and open access to ideas and information which are fundamental to democracy. Internet access shall be reasonable, fair and equitable to all users.
Disclaimer: Since the Internet is a global electronic network, there is no local, state, or federal control over its users or contents. It may contain inaccurate materials or materials of a controversial nature. The Rusk County Community Library does not monitor information accessed over the Internet and cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of information found on the Internet. Library patrons are advised, as with all library materials, to exercise judgment and discrimination when evaluating the usefulness and reliability of material found on the Internet.
The Library expects parents to monitor their children’s use of Internet resources as they do their children’s use of information resources in other forms.
The Library expects Internet users will:
The library will:
i. Provide time slots for Internet use at 30-minute intervals, on a first-come, first-served basis. Users may receive an additional half hour if no one is waiting to use a computer.
ii. Expect users to register with their library card. Visitors may use other valid identification which includes a photograph.
iii. Limit users to two hours per day.
iv. Deny access to the Internet to patrons who have fines of or above $10.00.
v. Charge $.15 per side per page for black and white printing. Color printing is $.50 per side per page.
vi. Assist patrons to the best of our ability.
vii. will inform users if the user(s) access any image(s) that is/are considered inappropriate. The user will be required to leave that web page. If there is a second complaint during the same period of use, the user’s Internet session will be terminated. Allow patrons one warning regarding inappropriate materials viewed on the internet. Enforce this policy by withholding Internet access privileges for the first infraction after the warning for ten days, for the second infraction 20 days and for the third infraction indefinitely. The Library will immediately revoke a user’s privileges whose acts or behavior jeopardize the library’s access to the Internet.
These policies may change as public library Internet services change.
May, 1998; revised June, 2010