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Policy Statement: The Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library provides access to the Internet at public computers in the Library, as part of its objective to make materials freely available to the residents the communities served, within the limits of budget and space, which will aid them in the pursuit of education, information, research, recreation and in the creative use of leisure time.

The Library also offers free wireless Internet access within the Library, and to the spaces immediately surrounding the Library, within the limits of the available equipment and network capacity to support this service.

The Library has received funding from the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to purchase Chromebooks and Internet hotspots. Any ECF supported equipment and services can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.

Public access to computers and the Internet has become an integral part of the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library’s programs and services. The intent of this policy is to meet the provisions of the Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act, as well as provide guidelines for patrons and staff regarding online computer use of Internet accessible computers at the Library.

Patrons who use the Library’s computer or wireless network to access the Internet must abide by state and federal laws, particularly those ensuring the safety of minors, and follow all the policies of the Library.

Use of the Library’s computers or wireless networks to access the Internet constitutes agreement with this policy.

Unacceptable use includes, but is not limited to:

A customer who is observed using technology resources in an unacceptable manner may be subject to: