Computer Use Policy
The Rio Rancho Public Library is committed to serving the needs of the community by offering access to educational, recreational, and cultural resources. In addition to print and audiovisual materials, customers may access the Internet and numerous software programs at the library Computer Use
While the Internet offers many positive, rewarding, and informative experiences, it also poses some risks. The library supports the right and responsibility of parents to determine and monitor their children's use of library materials and levels of Internet access.
Computer users are encouraged to read about child and teen safety on the internet at http://www.safekids.com
The library's Computer Use Policy is as follows:
- Customers are solely responsible for what they access on the Internet at library-owned computers. For documents and information available on library computers, the city of Rio Rancho does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such documents or information.
- What a minor can access on the computer is under the control of the minor's parent or legal guardian.
- There is no guarantee of privacy while on a library computer. Staff and other customers may view what is on any computer screen.
- Library staff is available to assist with reference questions but are unable to provide complex technical support.
- The library does not offer e-mail accounts. Customers may set up or access their own web-based Internet e-mail accounts.
- Accessing sexually explicit materials is prohibited on library computers by city rules.
- Customers must comply with applicable copyright laws and licensing agreements.
- All existing laws and city policies apply to conduct when accessing the Internet on city-owned computers. Damage or unauthorized access to the library's computers, databases, network, hardware, or software settings is prohibited.
- The library and the city of Rio Rancho shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with use of the library's public access computers.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in loss of computer or library privileges in addition to any appropriate legal action, including criminal prosecution.
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