Internet Policy
  • It is the goal of the Garwood Free Public Library to provide open access to information to its patrons; however, general rules of acceptable behavior apply to all who use the Internet stations.
  • Because of the limited number of internet accessible computers in the Library, there is a thirty (30) minute time limit for patrons accessing the Internet. Patrons must sign at the Circulation Desk in order to access the public computers. Because of its location within the school complex, patrons under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to access the World Wide Web at the Garwood Public Library, unless accompanied by their classroom teacher.  Permission forms are part of the Library Card application and may be changed at any time as a parent/guardian sees fit. A detailed description of acceptable Internet Use is posted at each internet workstation.
  • CHILDREN EIGHT (8) YEARS AND YOUNGER MAY NOT USE THE INTERNET WORKSTATIONS UNLESS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PARENT/ CAREGIVER, OR CLASSROOM TEACHER.
  • AN INDIVIDUAL PATRON IS LIMITED TO NOT MORE THAN TWO HOURS PER DAY ON THE INTERNET WORKSTATIONS UNLESS APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OR SENIOR STAFF.

BECAUSE THE INTERNET WORKSTATIONS ARE IN A PUBLIC, OPEN SPACE, ANY SITE DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING BY THE STAFF WILL BE SHUT DOWN. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF PATRONS OR INAPPROPRIATE VIEWING WILL TERMINATE THE PATRON'S INTERNET SESSION AND LOSS OF PRIVILEGE TO USE THE COMPUTER WORKSTATION.

PRINTING CHARGES ARE 25 CENTS PER PAGE.  BE AWARE OF HOW MANY PAGES YOU ARE GOING TO PRINT BEFORE YOU SELECT 'PRINT'.

Staff Assitance

Staff will assist library patrons in getting started on the Internet. However, the Library cannot guarantee that Internet-trained staff will be available to assist users at all times the library is open. Staff is not able to offer extensive explanations about the Internet or personal computer use or provide in-depth training. Time permitting, staff will try to answer specific questions about the internet and offer suggestions for effective searching.