OPLIN, Internet, Wireless Access and Computer Use Policy
1. Use of
the in-house Ohio Public Library Information
Network, Morley Library’s Internet provider, and the word
processing computers will be on a first come, first served
basis. The Library also offers free wireless Internet
access via an open, unsecured wireless network. In order
to connect, your computer must be WiFi (Wireless Fidelity)
compatible, with an 802.11b or 802.11g standard WiFi network
card already installed. WiFi signal strength varies within the
2. As with
other library materials, parents or guardians of minor children
are responsible for their children’s use of OPLIN and the
Internet through Morley Library’s connection. Parents or legal
guardians are advised to supervise their children’s Internet
may send or receive e-mail using web-based e-mail sources such
as Yahoo, MSN or Hot Mail. Access to certain social networking
sites is permitted on select computers in the Computer Center.
Library computers have Websense Enterprise governing access.
While Morley Library respects the intellectual freedom of its
users, Morley Library is obligated to adhere to Ohio Revised
Code 3375.351 and Ohio Revised Code 3375.352. Some ports and
network services may be unavailable.
should be aware that privacy and security can not be guaranteed
online. Morley Library recommends that users do not reveal any
personal information while online. Morley Library is not
responsible for any theft of personal information resulting from
online access by users, including but not limited to credit card
information, social security numbers, etc.
Communications over a wireless network are less secure than
through a hard-wired network. Information sent from or to your
laptop can be captured by anyone with a wireless device and
appropriate software within approximately two hundred feet. It
is recommended that you do not use such a network to transmit
personal, financial, legal or other sensitive information. The
wireless connection is used entirely at the risk of the user.
will be charged 10 cents per page for computer printouts.
Patrons may not provide their own paper. All printouts are
required to be picked up at the end of the session. Copies that
are left behind will be discarded. Users are responsible for
every page printed during the session unless there is printer
malfunction. Printing is not available over the wireless
are prohibited from attempting to modify or gain access to
files, passwords, or data belonging to the Library or others;
Users may not seek unauthorized access to any computer system,
or damage or alter software components of any network, host
server or database, or perform any other practice commonly known
uses of the Internet are strictly prohibited. These include but
are not limited to the following:
Activities that violate local, state, and/or federal laws.
Illegal activities will be reported for prosecution.
Commercial activities, i.e. operating a business or
conducting any other activity for personal gain as defined
by Ohio Statutes, or fund raising of any kind.
Political lobbying as defined by Ohio Statutes.
Harassment and/or disruption of other users
Violation of Morley Library computer system security
Unauthorized copying or downloading of copyright-protected
Sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics, which
may reasonably be construed as obscene as defined by Ohio
Revised Code 2907.01 (F) and applicable case law.
Use of the
Internet and computers is a privilege, not a right. Abuse of
the Library’s policies and procedures for Internet and computer
use will result in cancellation of this privilege. In addition,
all Morley Library behavioral policies apply. Appeals for any
actions that restrict computer and/or Internet use privileges
may be submitted in writing to the Library Director.
the Morley Library Board of Trustees 14 February, 2004
Amended by the Morley Library Board of Trustees 15 February,
Amended by the Morley Library Board of Trustees 19 November 2008