|Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library is pleased to be able to offer 10 laptops for patrons to use in the library. Each laptop is wireless enabled with full access to the internet as well as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and color printing. Laptops may be checked out to patrons aged 18+, have good standing library accounts (no fines or overdues) and have a 2 hour time limit. See the full Laptop Lending Policy.|
All users of laptops must also follow the library's Public Access Computing policy.
Wireless Internet Access
In addition to the PAC Policy above, the following policy applies to wireless internet users:
All users of the Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library wireless internet access must abide by the PAC policy. Patrons using this service must have first read a copy of both the PAC and wireless policies. Any violation of these polices, and/or state and federal laws regarding obscenity, copyright etc may result in internet privileges being suspended/revoked and if necessary legal action being taken.
Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library is not responsible for any damage incurred to hardware, software, or data whilst using the wireless internet system or for configuration changes that may be needed to access it. Users should have up to date anti-virus software on their device before using the network. The library does not provide such software. Library staff are unable to make changes on patrons wireless devices, including setting up wireless cards, entering SSID network identity, etc. Patrons should have knowledge on how to connect to a wireless network.
Wireless patrons are not guaranteed a connection, and should also remember that internet addresses are also subject to change without notice, which is beyond the control of the library.
The wireless network provides unfiltered access to the internet. Patrons should use caution when using this service to prevent gaining access to questionable material.
In keeping with the PAC policy, children under the age of 12 years old will only be allowed to use the wireless network with adult supervision. Library staff can not provide this supervision.
Restrictions on downloading may occur if the speed of internet access to other stations decreases due to excessive bandwidth use.
Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library reserves the right to change the PAC and/or wireless access policies at any time it is deemed necessary.
The Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library is a newcomer to the development of the Internet/WWW servers. Like many other newcomers, we are going forward using new technology with caution. Until this disclaimer is removed, the Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library's PAC services should be considered as still in the developmental stages. This means there may be incomplete pages, misspelled words, missing links and unscheduled server downtimes.
Also, the Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library assumes NO responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its PAC system, or from its connections to other internet services.
The Internet (PAC) and its available resources may contain material of a controversial nature. In offering PAC, library staff CANNOT control access points which often change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby reminded that it is their responsibility for what access points are reached. Parents of minor children MUST assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet/PAC through the library's connection.