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Computer Use Policies

Richland Public Library provides three public use computers and access to the Internet to enhance and support the community's access to information, encourage lifelong learning and provide social and leisure activities.

Patrons must check in at the front desk before using a computer or the wireless access point.

30-minute limit per person per day:  Special arrangements for extended times may be made with the librarian prior to computer use.

Children under the age of 18 must have written parental/guardian permission to use the internet.

  • The library is not responsible for monitoring children's computer use. 

Patrons must be in good standing with the library to use the computers or wireless access point:

  • Patrons must not have overdue or lost materials
  • Patrons must not have fines of more than one dollar

Black and White Printer available:

  • 10 cents per page
  • Students may print out schoolwork at no cost

Iowa Law makes it illegal to download or make available child pornography, or to commit fraudulent acts using the Internet.  Use of the Richland Public Library's Internet connection in an illegal, disruptive or destructive manner is strictly forbidden. Since the library is a public place, staff may limit images displayed on screens in order to ensure the secure and comfortable environment of the library.  Patrons who view obscene websites will be requested to close the site and leave and their library computer privileges will be taken away. Use of the library's wireless access point will conform to these same policies.  Noncompliance may result in the loss of Internet and computer privileges.

Disclaimer: The library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.  Individuals must accept responsibility for evaluating content.  As with other library materials, it is the responsibility of parents or guardians to guide their children's use of the Internet.  Richland Public Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through the Internet, or any consequences thereof. Further, the Internet is not a secure, private environment.  Patrons handling financial transactions or other activities that require privacy or confidentiality do so at their own risk.

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