Computer Use Policy

The Internet is an information resource that the library makes available to the public. Wadsworth Library takes no responsibility for the content, which may be inaccurate, outdated, libelous, offensive or disturbing.

Computer use is free of charge and open to all. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when on Internet computers.

Registered borrowers must present a library card to “checkout” a computer at the main desk. “Checkout” will be interpreted as agreement to abide by the Computer Use Policy.

Sessions are limited to one hour unless someone is waiting to use the computers, then they are limited to one-half hour. Computer use is first-come, first-serve. No more than two people may be at a computer station at one time.

Sessions may be terminated at the discretion of the Library Staff or computer privileges revoked for inappropriate use of services. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to: use of equipment in such a way as to damage it, loud or disruptive behavior, attempting to alter the system settings or configuration, and downloading software or files to the hard drive.

Acceptable Use Policy

Confidentiality Policy

Wadsworth Library specifically recognizes that library records and patron information are confidential. Under New York State law, library records shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of the Wadsworth Library. Records shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.

Wadsworth Library cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent over the Internet.