Franklin Public Library

Internet Use Policy

Regulations regarding use of the Internet at the Franklin Public Library

Franklin Public Library

Internet Use Policy and Rules

Approved and Effective March 2006



In keeping with its mission to provide materials, services and information in a variety of formats, the Franklin Public Library strives to make Internet access reasonable, fair and equitable to all users.   

The library cannot control and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information accessed via the Internet.  

A charge of 10 cents per page will be assessed for each page printed. 

PC users must respect the law and regulations in their application to copyright, licensed software and data.

In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act as codified at 47 U.S.C. §254(H) and (I) and Public Act 212 (MCL 397.606), the Franklin Public Library monitors internet use to ensure that information deemed “harmful to minors” is neither accessed nor visible.  

Computer resources may not be used for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. These practices include, but are not limited to, the following:  advertising, chain letters, virus propagation, unauthorized use of computer accounts or network ID codes assigned to others, and /or violation of another’s privacy. 

Users must not make any attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted files or networks. Users may not save to the hard drive of Franklin Public Library PCs, damage or modify computer equipment or software.   

Two library computers are available to patrons on a first come first serve basis. During periods of high demand, PC users will be limited to 30 minutes per session. Session length will be managed by a sign-in log maintained at the circulation desk. Users will be asked to terminate their session after 30 minutes if another patron is waiting to use the computer. The user must relinquish the computer if asked to do so by an authorized library staff member. 

Library employees are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to enforce the rules of use and to prohibit use by persons who fail to comply with the policies set forth.