Computer Usage Guidelines

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

By using the Library’s electronic resources, users release and discharge the Ipswich City Council from any liability which might arise including loss of data, loss of privacy, or damage from viruses or malicious code.

Ipswich Libraries does not monitor or control the information accessible through the internet and cannot be held responsible for content. Be aware that information, data, programs or materials which may be deemed offensive, controversial or inappropriate are accessible.

Parents or guardians are responsible for internet resources accessed by their children.

Internet users are reminded that the Library is a public space and consideration for fellow Library users, especially children, is expected. The Ipswich Library reserves the right to cancel a user’s access to the internet should obscene or illegal content be viewed.

It is the responsibility of users to determine the validity of information found on the internet. Not all resources are accurate, complete or current.

When using computer resources it is NOT ACCEPTABLE to:

  • hassle, insult or offend other users
  • copy copyright-protected materials without authorisation
  • propagate computer worms and viruses
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to any system
  • send mail under the name of another
  • compromise the privacy of others

APPROPRIATE USE OF EQUIPMENT

Computer equipment and software must be used as installed. Users are not permitted to add, delete or modify installed hardware or software. Downloading to a temporary storage area is possible for saving to floppy drive, USB device or burning to CD-ROM.

Failure to use the library workstations and resources appropriately and responsibly may result in the loss of computer and internet use privileges.