Barrington Area Library Internet and Computer Use Policy


The District provides access to the Internet and computing devices.

16.1 Internet Access
The District requires that customers using electronic information networks such as the Internet do so in accordance with 3.0 Customer Code of Conduct.

A filter has been installed on District-owned devices. Cardholders eighteen years of age or older may have expanded Internet access upon request. A parent or guardian who is a District cardholder may request expanded Internet access for their child by appearing in person to make this request each time expanded access is to be provided.

The District will take reasonable steps to secure its networks from unauthorized access. The District does not guarantee privacy of Internet sessions and is not responsible for the security of information or transactions using District equipment or networks.

16.2 Limitations
The District reserves the right to place limitations on time and manner of Internet, computer, and device use in order to allocate access as equitably as possible.

16.3 Computers and Devices
Laptop computers are available for checkout by District cardholders and registered reciprocal borrowers. Laptop computers are offered on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are taken.

Customers may charge out only one laptop computer at a time. Time will be automatically determined by the District’s online circulation system. The replacement cost of the laptop will be charged if it is not returned by closing time on the date borrowed, if it is lost, or if it is damaged beyond repair.

Laptops are for use only within District buildings.

Use of District-owned devices and networks is at the sole risk and discretion of the customer. The District is not responsible for any damage to customers’ devices or equipment while connected to District devices, networks, or other equipment. Internet users are responsible for the websites they access and use the Internet at their own risk.

16.4 Printing
Printing is available for a fee.

Policy set by the Board of Library Trustees of the Barrington Public Library District, March 1, 2020.