Public Access Computer
IBM compatible computers, linked to printers are
available for public use at the Copiague Memorial Public Library. Through
the use of these computers, patrons may access the Internet, commercial
software and other informational resources.
The following guidelines are presented in order to
facilitate open access with as few limitations as possible while
concurrently safeguarding the integrity of the Library's equipment:
1. Use of any Library resource, including public
access computers must be consistent with Library policies and all
applicable local, state, federal and international law. Copyright and
licensing agreements must be honored.
2. Copying commercial software is in
violation of the copyright law.
3. Using this service to harass other
users or to interfere with their work is prohibited.
4. Changes or
modifications to system files that affect the configuration of the
computer or alter the operation of the network are strictly prohibited.
Users may not use their own software, but may use their own files in
conjunction with the Library's software.
b. Users may not download files
onto the hard drive of the Library computers. This includes the user's
personal files or software as well as files and software available on the
c. Users may download from the Internet to a floppy diskette or
d. Users may not attach hardware and peripherals to the
5. Deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt system performance
are prohibited and may result in legal action.
6. Patrons are eligible to
use the public-access computers on a first come, first serve basis for up
to two  hours per day. This time limit may be extended if there is not
a waiting list to use the computers.
7. There is a charge of ten cents
[.10] per page for use of the Library printer and is payable at the
8. Improper use of computer hardware, disturbance of other
patrons, or display of obscene or offensive material will result in the
suspension of a computer user's time and may result in the long-term
suspension of computer privileges.