Wireless Policy

The Marin County Free Library provides wireless access to its network for public Internet use.

In accordance with the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights, the Marin County Free Library provides unrestricted access to the Internet at every Library site, including through its wireless networks, where available.

Library patrons are cautioned that the Library is a public area, which must be shared by Library users of all ages, backgrounds, and sensibilities. Individuals are asked to consider this and to respect others when accessing information and images.

Wireless Network users will not be able to use FTP (file transfer protocol), file share (e.g., BitTorrent), or outgoing SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) on the wireless network.

Library patrons may not use the library's wireless network to transmit or receive illegal (including harmful or obscene) or disruptive material. Library patrons are expected to respect intellectual property rights by making only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data residing on the Internet.

Violation of the Library's Wireless Policy or abuse of networking equipment may result in the denial of access to the wireless network in all MCFL branches.

Library staff may not be available to assist patrons using the wireless network. Please consult the reference librarian for information on available computer classes.

Wireless network users will not be able to use the Library's printers to print documents. To print, a patron must log onto one of our public use computers.

WARNING: The Library is not liable for the consequences of wireless network use in any way, including the transmission of computer viruses, loss of data or e-mail, or any harm resulting from the use of an unsecured server.

* Approved by the Board of Supervisors July 27, 2004; last revision September 29, 2014

Other policies affecting patron use of the Library and Library materials include: Internet Computer Policy, Patron Conduct Policy; Library Bill of Rights, opens a new window (and associated interpretive documents); and the Marin County Board of Supervisor's Resolution No. 2003-44 on the USA Patriot Act which was passed on May 6, 2003.

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