Lyme Free Library Wireless Internet Policy

The following are rules and regulations of the Lyme Free Library.  Adopted June 12016

The Lyme Free Library offers free wireless Internet access to library users with wireless enabled devices. The library provides unrestricted access to the Internet and does not monitor or control content.  The provisions set forth in the Library’s Computer and Internet Use Policy and Computer and Internet Use Guidelines are applicable to wireless network access.

     1.  Persons utilizing the wireless connection agree to comply with all provisions of the current

          Library Internet Policy.

     2.  The wireless connection is unencrypted and unfiltered.  Use of the wireless connection is done at the                      patron’s own risk.  By using this connection, patrons acknowledge that security errors and hacking are        an inherent risk associated with wireless service.  For that reason patrons expressly agree that they knowingly assume such risk, and further agree to hold the Library harmless from any claim or loss    arising out of, or related to, any such instance of hacking or other unauthorized use or access into the patron’s device.       

     3.   Library patrons are responsible for selecting and installing security and virus definitions on their devices.

           The Library is not responsible for damage to hardware or software, transmission of computer viruses,

             loss of data or email or any harm resulting from the use of the unsecured server. 

     4.   The Library accepts no responsibility regarding the ability of the patron’s owned device to connect to the

            wireless network.  Further, the staff will not change any settings on user’s equipment.

      5.   Printing from the wireless network is not currently available.  Files may be saved to a device or emailed     to a Library computer.  Patrons may print pages in black and white or color at current prices per copy.

      6.   When using wireless enabled devices to listen to music, dialog, sound effect, etc., patrons must use ear-

            phones to make the sound inaudible to others.  If sound is heard despite the earphones, the patron must

            either lower the sound or turn off the equipment.

       7.  The wireless network can accommodate interactive searches on the Web. It cannot accommodate the

            downloading of large document files.  Therefore, downloading of software images, music, etc., from

            the Web onto patron’s equipment is not allowed.  Patrons will be required to terminate any activity that

            adversely impacts the performance of the network.

3rd PARTY SERVICES

North Country Library System purchases access to services such as online databases and electronic books from third-party vendors for use by library patrons. These third-party vendors are reputable partners and may collect personal information in order to provide certain services to its users. The information you submit may be provided to those third parties so that they can assist us in providing certain services (such as the delivery of eBooks for use on Kindles, or via Kindle apps, through Amazon).  NCLS encourages all patrons to be aware of the privacy policy of any online service they choose to use, including those provided by NCLS through third-party vendors.