Internet Use

Public Internet Use

The Fitzwilliam Town Library offers direct access to high-speed Internet as part of its commitment to the role of the public library in the Information Age.

  • The library has three public PC computers and free Wi-Fi - both in & outside the building. No login is required. To access the wireless connect to "Library Public Access".
  • Wi-Fi printing not currently available
  • The Fitzwilliam Town Library, its Trustees and staff do not control the Internet. The Internet is a global entity. As with other library materials, restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. Parents are encouraged to come in with their children and supervise Internet sessions. Thus, the Fitzwilliam Town Library will not use blocking or filtering software to limit access to Internet sites.
  • The library cannot protect you from information which you may find controversial or offensive. Not all sites on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. You need to be a good information consumer, questioning the validity of the information you find.
  • You may not use the library's computers for any illegal purposes including unauthorized access, software piracy, or transmission of copyrighted materials without approval. You are expected to engage in responsible, ethical use of the Internet which includes not sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene.
  • We remind users that confidentiality and privacy cannot be guaranteed when using email and the Internet.

Guidelines

  • Patrons must sign in at the circulation desk to use a computer.
  • Patrons may reserve up to 30 minutes at a time. This time may be extended if no other patrons are waiting. Reservations may be made by telephone (585-6503). Unreserved time may be used on a walk-in basis by registered users. Library scheduled use of equipment takes precedence over individual use at all times.
  • The computers will be shut down 15 minutes prior to closing time.
  • Users may print pages to the printer at a cost of 15 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color. The printer may not support sophisticated graphics.
  • Users will be personally responsible for any materials ordered via the Internet. They must pay for these items with a credit card. The library will not be responsible for these or any related costs.
  • Any damage to the computer or its peripheral devices is the responsibility of the user. Abuse of the equipment or the service will result in the user being denied further access. Malicious damage may result in prosecution.

revised 8/16