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Manitouwadge
Public Library

2 Manitou Road
Community Centre
Manitouwadge, ON

Phone: 807-826-3913

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manitouwadge Public Library

Services and Loan Regulations

Your Library Has...

BOOKS in English and French, for readers of all ages.

INTERNET terminals to access current information.

Acceptable Use of Public Internet Access 

The Manitouwadge Public Library is pleased to offer free Internet access to the residents of Manitouwadge who hold a valid Library Membership Card. Thanks to the support of the Community Access Program and ServiceOntario, the Manitouwadge Public Library is able to contribute to the educational, recreational and economic growth of Manitouwadge and also provide its citizens with the ability to use information in current and developing formats.

To ensure responsibility and ethical use of the Internet resources at the Library, users must agree to abide by the Library's Internet Policy and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the Public Internet Terminals.

Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the Internet Access Terminals

1) DISCLAIMER

The Manitouwadge Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The library cannot control information obtained through links, which often change rapidly. As not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, age appropriate or current information it is the user's responsibility to question the validity of any information accessed. Children's access to the Internet and other library resources is the responsibility of parents or guardians and, as with other library materials, are expected to provide guidance in its use. Parents and children are encouraged to read Child Safety on the Information Highway.

Patrons are reminded that the Internet access computers are situated in a public area shared by users of all ages. Users are asked to consider this when accessing potentially controversial information or images. As with other library materials, parents are expected to provide guidance in the use of the Internet.

2) ETHICAL USE

The Manitouwadge Public Library reserves the right to ask individuals to refrain from displaying disturbing information or images. The library's computers may not be used for any illegal or criminal purposes including harassment, of other users, libeling or slandering other users, destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the library or other users or unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material. Users are expected to follow the Internet Access User Guidelines and abide by the library's Internet Policy and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the Public Access Terminals as established by the Manitouwadge Public Library.
 

3) INTERNET ACCESS TERMINALS USE

The Manitouwadge Public Library has three (4) free Internet Access Terminals and 3 portable laptops with filtering software for screening out objectionable web sites installed on the terminals that is updated on a regular basis. We also have the bilingual early literacy station.

The Library's Internet access is intended primarily as an information resource.

A Parental Permission Waiver Form for Internet Access must be completed by a parent prior to children less than 16 yrs of age being allowed to access the Internet. The library retains the paper record of your agreement and records the appropriate information on your library membership record to facilitate your use of this service.

Permission form is located at the bottom of the page. This form must be signed infront of one of the library employees.

  • A valid Manitouwadge Public Library Membership Card must be presented prior to sign-up for Internet access. If you do not have a membership card, you may register for one or you may choose to pay a usage fee as set in the policies manual.
  • You may sign-up for half hour blocks of usage. You will be allowed additional time if no one is waiting. Please remember to sign-out before leaving the library.
  • Patrons may not bring their own software or blank disks for downloading from library workstations.
  • You may not use or load your own diskette or CD-ROM onto the library computers.
  • Terminals have access to the Internet, Word Processing programs and CD-ROM programs.
  • Please ask for staff assistance before printing.
  • The library is not responsible for any files saved on the hard drive (C:). The hard drives are cleaned on a regular basis and documents may be deleted at any time.

4) RESPONSIBLE USE

All users of electronic information resources, such as the Internet, are expected to use them in a responsible manner.

Responsible use of the Internet includes the following:

  • Using resources for educational, recreational and informational purposes and not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical reasons.
  • Respecting the privacy of others using public access terminals and not interfering with their use.
  • Respecting time limits for using the Internet and yielding to next the next person signed-up.

Violation of the acceptable use policy is defined as Internet abuse and can include the following:

  • Using the Internet to access, display, download, upload, print, forward or e-mail material with pornographic (as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada - Section 163), criminal or hate literature content is a violation of the acceptable use policy.
  • Subverting or attempting to subvert any security devices in either software or hardware format which the library has installed on its terminals is a violation of the acceptable use policy.
  • Installing or attempting to install viruses or other programs designed to damage or alter software on terminals is a violation of the acceptable use policy.
  • Misrepresenting oneself as another user is a violation of the acceptable use policy. 

5) STAFF AND LIBRARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Library staff will use reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with Internet use policies and procedures.
  • Library staff may be available to provide minimal assistance to patrons, but cannot provide technical support in the library, nor for Internet users at home. The library may offer orientation sessions, home page development and other instructions for groups and individuals as staff and resources permit.
  • The library reserves the right to request that patrons discontinue use of the Internet.
  • Patrons in violation of the library's Internet use policies will have their Internet privileges revoked or may be banned from using the library.

6) INTERNET TRAINING

  • Due to shortage of staff, we are unable to assist patrons with in-depth research.
  • Manitouwadge Public Library does provide Internet classes for a minimal charge or free of charge, at various times throughout the year. We also offer a variety of print materials to assist our patrons.
 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • A Library Membership is FREE if you are a permanent resident of Manitouwadge. Children under the age of 16 must have their card signed by a parent or legal guardian before it can be issued.
  • There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost or damaged cards.
  • Temporary residents who request a membership card are required to pay $5.00/year. Non- Residents pay $25.00 a year.

FAXING

Faxing is available through the Public Library with varied fees listed below:

SENDING:

  • $1.00/page --- in Canada
  • $3.00/page --- Out-of-the-Country

RECEIVING:

  • $1.00/page --- Incoming faxes

The fax number at the Manitouwadge Public Library is (807) 826-4640

We do ask that if you are having a fax sent to the Library, to get your name and phone number put on the cover, so we can call you when your fax comes in. Thank you!

If Receipts are necessary, they are available.

PHOTOCOPYING

Photocopying is also available through the Public Library. The costs are as follows:

Please ask for staff assistance.

  • 8.5 x 11 - $0.35/page --- $0.40 double sided
  • 8.5 x 14 - $0.45/page --- $0.50 double sided
  • $0.10 for "Trial Copies"(enlarging, decreasing, lighter, etc.)

Non-Profit

As per completed agreement approved by Librarian/CEO.

Receipts are available upon request.

PRINTING

Printing from terminals is available at the Public Library. Printing is free for homework purposes.

The costs are as follows:

  • $0.50/page --- Text only
  • $1.00/page --- Graphics
  • $2.00/page --- Pictures

Receipts are available upon request.

SCANNING

Scanning of pictures or documents is available at the Library. Scanning is free of charge. Please ask for staff assistance.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

The Interlibrary Loan program is a FREE service offered by the Library, which allows you to borrow materials from other Libraries in Ontario. If we don't have it, someone else will!

  • BOOKS: You can browse through a diversity of Library book collections to find an item you are looking for. This service enhances the Library's collection, in that any book you need can be provided for you. NOTE: We cannot guarantee the availablity of materials from other libraries.

For more information contact the Library at 826-3913 during regular hours, E-mail us, or stop by the Library.

Remember that if we don't have the item in our collection, we can request it from other libraries across the province.

 

LOAN REGULATIONS

  • Most books, magazines and Books on Tape may be borrowed for 21 days.
  • DVD's, Bluerays and Wii games are loaned for 3 days.
  • All materials are due back at the Library on the date indicated on your printout.
  • Each borrower is responsible for all materials loaned on his or her card and will be billed for loss or damaged items.
    • Overdue fees
      • $0.25 per day for books and magazines
      • $1.00 per day for DVD, Blueray, and Wii games

 

 

 

 

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