internet access

In keeping with the Library’s objective to make accessible the broadest range of information in a variety of formats, the Guernsey County District Public Library (GCDPL) provides public access to the Internet.

The Library provides this access at no charge to all patrons age 5 or older. Users of this service will be provided a copy of this document. As with all Library materials, restriction of a minor’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

Use of the Internet computer may be restricted to ½ hour time slots depending upon demand. Continued use beyond this time is permitted as long as no one is waiting. Once beyond your ½ hour time slot you may be asked to end your session if another patron is waiting.

There is a cost for each page printed. Materials obtained or copied on the Internet may be subject to copyright laws which govern the reproduction of copyrighted works. Patrons must comply with all international, national and state laws governing copyrighted materials.

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Any activity which constitutes violation of local, state, and/or federal laws, including those prohibiting the transmission of threatening, harassing, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive material
  • Sending, receiving or displaying text or graphics which may be construed as obscene under Section 2907.32 of the Ohio Revised Code
  • Any attempts to enter computer system files or alter system setups

Users who do not follow the Internet Access Policy will be instructed to choose another site or terminate the Internet session. Repeated violations of this policy and/or misuse of the computer may result in loss of Internet privileges.

All users of this service agree to hold the GCDPL harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities directly or indirectly relating to the use of the Internet, caused thereby or arising there from.