The Public Library has ten Internet workstations for public use – nine in the Adult Department and one in the Children’s Department. Industry Canada’s Community Access Program provided funding for some of the workstations. Workstations require a valid library card number. Patrons without library cards can be logged on as guests by the reference desk staff.
Conditions of Internet Use
- Anyone may book an hour of time on a workstation on a first come, first serve basis. Children must have permission from their parents before being allowed to use the workstation. Parents/guardians are responsible for monitoring their child/children’s use of the Internet.
- Only one hour per day is allowed per patron.
- Users may not alter software installed on computers.
- Printing costs 25 cents per page.
Moose Jaw Public Library Internet Statement
The Moose Jaw Public Library provides public access to the information resources on the Internet. This service is in keeping with our role in providing equal access to information and provides the opportunity to integrate electronic resources from information networks around the world with the Library’s other resources.
What the Library Provides
The Internet is an unregulated, worldwide environment. It contains information and opinions that range in scope from reliable and authoritative to inaccurate, controversial and offensive. Users should assess the validity of all information found.
Library patrons use the Internet at their own discretion. The Internet contains some material which is inappropriate for viewing or reading by children. Parents/guardians are expected to monitor and supervise their children’s use of the Internet. Library staff are not in a position to provide this monitoring and supervision.
The Library staff will assist patrons with Internet use as time permits but cannot offer personal instruction. Users must have basic computer skills.
The Library does not provide electronic mail accounts, file transfer, down loading to diskettes or access to news or discussion groups or chat groups.
Moose Jaw Public Library has no control over the information on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The Library is not responsible for any damages suffered by users, including – but not limited to – loss of data resulting from delays or interruption in service. The Library is not responsible for unauthorized financial obligations or loss of privacy resulting from library-provided access to the Internet. The Library endeavors to maintain a virus free environment, but is not responsible for the transmission of any viruses.
Use of the Library equipment for illegal, actionable, or criminal purposes or to seek access into unauthorized areas is prohibited. Civil law prohibits the harassment or libeling or slandering of others. Criminal law prohibits the display or dissemination of hate literature, child pornography, illicit drug literature or obscene material. Certain copying or distribution of material found on the Internet may infringe on the copyright laws of Canada. Moose Jaw Public Library is not responsible for such infringements. Human Rights legislation, copyright legislation and the Criminal Code are available in the Library for consultation.
Moose Jaw Public Library has developed Rules for Internet Use which are posted at each station. By using the station, you acknowledge that you have read the Rules for Internet Use and agree to abide by them. Failure to do so will result in loss of privileges.
You are responsible for any damage you cause to the Library’s computer equipment or furniture.
You are responsible for any losses or damages sustained by Moose Jaw Public Library as a result of your use of Internet access.