Computer Use

Leicester Public Library Internet Policy

The Internet offers a wealth of information that enables libraries to augment library materials. While much of the information on the Internet is professionally and culturally enriching, there may be material that is offensive to some individuals, or that may be illegal. Leicester Public Library assumes no responsibility for Internet content, including information that may be inaccurate or out-of-date. Leicester Public Library endorses the ALA Library Bill of Rights, its interpretations, and in particular Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks.  

Leicester Public Library does not control or monitor material available on the Internet. Parents and guardians, not the library or the staff, are responsible for information accessed by their children. For those individuals who want more control for themselves or their own children, further information is available on the C/W MARS homepage under Internet Safety Tips. C/W MARS member library patrons and staff must follow the policies of this Network and its Internet Service Provider, the University of Massachusetts University Information Systems.

1 hour time limit when others are waiting.  Users may stay longer based on demand, at the discretion of library staff. Your time will automatically renew if no one is waiting.

Prohibited use includes

  • Using the Internet for illegal purposes
  • Using the Internet in violation of the Massachusetts General Law 272 Section 31, the Harmful to Minors statute.
  • Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format
  • Transmission of chain mail, broadcast letters, or junk mail of any type
  • Transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials
  • Unauthorized access to remote computer system

Printing Costs

  • Text:  25¢ per page

Users agree to conform to the Leicester Public Library’s Internet Use Policy above