Public Library Policies
Please present your card every time you check
items out. Please let us know if your address or telephone number
changes so we may keep your card updated. To replace a lost card,
a fee of one dollar ($1.00) is charged each time.
may have their own cards as soon as they are able to print or write
their name legibly. Children under the age of eighteen do not have
film privileges and must have parental permission to check out any
the Connecticard system, you may use your library card to borrow
materials from all public libraries in the State.
Public Library Internet Policy
In keeping with the Easton Public Library's commitment to information
services, the Library will offer access to the Internet. The Internet
offers unlimited global access to information. However, the Easton
Public Library is unable to monitor, carefully select or control
the content and validity of material available electronically, and
thus cannot accept responsibility for the quality, accuracy or currency
of information accessed via the Internet.
Easton Public Library does not censor or filter information on the
Internet. The Internet may contain material that users find objectionable,
offensive or controversial. The Library assumes no responsibility
for any damages, direct or indirect arising from its connections
to the Internet. Parents/legal guardians must assume responsibility
for deciding what library resources are appropriate for their children.
Parents/legal guardians are strongly advised to supervise their
children's Internet sessions.
Any use of the Easton
Public Library's Internet connection for illegal, inappropriate,
or obscene purposes or in support of such activities is prohibited.
Misuse or abuse of the Library's computers will result in suspension
of Internet access privileges and may also result in the loss of
Library privileges.The Easton Public Library reserves the right to end an Internet
session at any time.
Public Library Computer Use and Internet Procedures/Guidelines
Internet users will sign in and schedule time at the Internet
workstation at the Circulation Desk. They must present a valid
Library card or Driver's License before using the Internet Workstation.
Internet workstation may be reserved for one hour per day. This
includes time needed for printing information. The Internet
workstation may be reserved in advance. If the workstation is
free, one additional hour may be taken that day.
are available at a cost of $.10 per page.
to a disk or the hard drive is not permitted in order to avoid
possible contamination of the Library's software. Users may
not load their own software onto the Library's computers.
Only two persons at a time may use the Internet workstation.
The total time allowed for use by two people together is one
forfeit the unused portion of their reserved time. Those more
than 15 minutes late lose their entire reserved time.
use of the Internet is for information retrieval only; functions
such as instant messaging, usenets, chat rooms, news groups,
games, etc, are for home computers. Internet access cannot be
used for commercial purposes or advertising, for sending, receiving
or displaying pornographic material, for unlawful or criminal
activity including but not limited to: discrimination on the
basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, disability, age
or sexual preference, sexual harassment, copyright infringement,
unauthorized access or invasion of privacy.
availability to assist in the use of the Internet is limited.
Users must have basic computer skills including the ability
to use a mouse. Help sheets are available at each workstation.
Patrons may use USB memory
keys for data storage and access on the condition that they
are scanned at the circulation desk before every use.
The Library assumes no responsibility for loss of data or for
damaged hardware or media resulting from use with Library computer