About the Library
INTERNET USE POLICY
Copies of the Library's complete Internet Policy and Procedures which govern our Internet service are available in the Adult Services Department.
2. Patrons who are under the age of 18 and wish to use the Internet without direct parent/guardian supervision must complete the Internet Registration form, and have their parent/guardian sign the form in the presence of a library staff member. The parent/guardian must present acceptable proof of identification. Acceptable proof of identification includes a library card or identification acceptable for obtaining a library card.
3. No reservations will be taken for Internet use.
4. Each session is one hour and may be extended if no one is waiting for a computer.
5. Only one adult is allowed per computer, unless special permission is granted by the Library staff. Only one youth is allowed per computer, unless accompanied by an adult, or special permission is granted by the Library staff.
6. The library’s Internet access is intended primarily as an information resource. The library does not allow patrons to use chat or instant messaging services, download anything to our hard drives, change settings on the workstations, or damage equipment.
7. Patrons should avoid graphics or sounds which could disturb or offend other library users. Those who inadvertently access such material are expected to click the BACK button to retreat from it immediately, or risk losing their Internet privileges. Personal head sets are permitted, if the volume is kept low enough so nearby patrons are not disturbed.
8. The library permits data to be downloaded and stored only to a diskette or flash drive. Patrons may use their own diskettes, flash drives, or personal email accounts for data storage. The Library has diskettes and flash drives available. The cost per diskette is $1.00, and the cost per flash drive is $10.00, to be paid to the Library staff. The printing cost is $.10 per page. The Library has black and white printing only.
9. Patrons may use flash drives for opening and saving files. Patrons may not run or install programs from flash drives or any outside electronic devices.
10. Users must log out when finished with the computer. If a user runs out of time, the computer will automatically be logged out. The library reserves the right to limit computer use when others are waiting.
11. Internet users agree to comply with the Internet Policy and Procedures of the Park Forest Public Library. Non-compliance may result in the loss of Internet privileges.
COMPUTERS ARE MONITORED FOR CONTENT
Please let us know immediately if you experience any difficulties so they can be fixed as soon as possible.