Computer Use Rules

The Tippecanoe County Public Library has adopted the Computer Use Policy and the following rules for use of its computers. Before you may use the computer, you are required to read these policies and rules, and click each item below to signify your acknowledgment and agreement.

  • The Library has no control over and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on the Internet or any external site linked to the Library.
  • Email transmission is not secure, and its privacy is not guaranteed.
  • The Library is not responsible for any damages from the use or inability to use its electronic resources.
  • Your time on a Library computer may be limited to facilitate equal and open access for all users, including people with disabilities.
  • Users may not use their own software without Library approval, and no software may be downloaded or installed on Library computers without written permission from Library Automation staff.
  • Users may not interfere with or disrupt the Library’s computer system in any way.
  • Unlawful or disruptive conduct, misuse, or abuse of computer equipment or materials will result in termination of your access to Library computers.
  • Users will respect the copyright and licensing agreements for the electronic resources used.
  • Users may not hack into or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems.
  • Users are required to pay for all printouts.

While using Library computers, I agree to:

  • To abide by all the rules set forth in the Computer Use Policy.
  • Not to access sites containing child pornography or display on the computer any images of child pornography.
  • Not to access sites containing obscenity or display on the computer any images containing obscenity.
  • Not to engage in unlawful conduct, such as fraud, harassment, theft, or any criminal activity.
  • Not to misrepresent myself online, use demeaning or threatening language, or attempt to seduce or engage in sexually explicit chat or messaging with anyone.
  • If I am under the age of 18, my parents or legal guardians are responsible for and consented to my use of the unfiltered Internet at the Library.

Adopted by the Tippecanoe County Public Library Board on July 2, 1996.
Revised and approved: 09/01/98, 11/01/99, 6/01/04