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Computer Rules and Procedures
Computer/internet policy and procedures

COMPUTER USER INFORMATION

Please note that the use of computer systems in the Library is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. 

Users may:

  • Search, visit websites, use Internet databases, find online applications
  • Access web based email or remote access provider email

User must:

  • Have a valid library card;  no more than two people may work at a workstation
  • Respect fellow computers users’ privacy and concentration
  • Treat library equipment in a responsible manner
  • Be cautious when entering personal information such as address, bank account, SSN, or email address.  The Library cannot guarantee total security and safety on the Internet
  • Know how to use the computer and program(s) you plan to use.  Staff members may not be familiar with all software programs available on the computers
  • Pay for all printouts made from the machine, including pages printed by accident. 
  • When finished, click Done and End Now to clear your Internet session

 

Prohibited Use:

            Violation may result in loss or suspension of Internet privileges, possible prosecution and repair expenses. 

You may not:

  • TURN OFF, LOG OFF OR SHUT DOWN COMPUTER!
  • Use another person’s Library card for computer access
  • Make copies of resources protected by copyright law or create or maintain web sites.
  • Use instant messengers or chat rooms
  • Interfere with the operation of any computer, alter, damage or destroy data, computer programs or settings; or change desktop settings, homepages and backgrounds.  These acts may be considered a felony under Texas state law (Section 1, Title 7, Ch. 33, Section 33.02a)
  • Install software or any hardware
  • Save, download or upload files to the C drive
  • Access pornographic sites.  Viewing obscene or pornographic materials on public computer is in violation of TEXAS PENAL CODE, Sections 43.22, 43.23, 43.24 and 43.26 and is considered a Class A misdemeanor.


  • Texas Penal Code #43.22: A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly displays or distributes an obscene photograph, drawing, or similar visual representation or other obscene material and is reckless about whether a person is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display or distribution
  • Texas Penal Code #42.2: A person commits an offense if, knowing its content and character, he wholesale promotes or possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device.
  • Texas Penal Code #43.24: A person commits an offense, if know that the material is harmful [to minors] he displays harmful material and is reckless about whether a minor is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display.
  • Texas Penal Code #43.26 (a felony): A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally possess visual material that visually depicts a child younger than 18 years of age at the time the image of the child was made who is engaging in sexual conduct.

Your use privilege will be terminated if you are caught breaking these codes.  Authorities will be notified if you are caught viewing a child pornography site.