The Beacon Falls Public Library is committed to providing the best possible resources to meet the educational and informational needs of the residents of Beacon Falls. To that end, the library has six laptops for patron use. Each computer has Microsoft Office installed along with various other programs. In addition, the library staff has five other notebooks available for browsing upon request. The Library has a secured wireless network, which patrons may access after staff inputs the required code, and an open unsecured wireless network.
The following computer use guidelines are based on policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees: Beacon Falls Public Library patrons shall agree to the rules that are posted on the library’s computers before using them. The posted rules include:
1. Files must be saved to patron’s storage device as all saved files will be deleted at the end of each day.
2. Patrons must pay for all copies which are sent to the printer, including those which are sent in error.
3. Library computers shall not be used to view, print, distribute, display, send or receive images of obscene materials or material that are harmful to minors. Library personnel may monitor patrons’ use of the internet to assure that library policies and procedures are being followed. Failure to comply with this section will result in a patron being asked to leave the library. Repeat offenders may have their computer privileges revoked.
Patrons are expected to follow all additional rules which are included in the full policy document as outlined here.