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Computers conditions of use

  • You must not access offensive, racist, pornographic or obscene material
  • If you access such material in any Wiltshire Library you will be denied access to the Internet at all Wiltshire libraries and you may face prosecution
  • Members of the public accessing the Internet are responsible for complying with any legislation which precludes the use or transmission of material, including material which is threatening or obscene or is subject to copyright
  • The publication or reproduction of obscene articles, whether for gain or not, is an offence under the Obscene Publications Acts of 1959 and 1964, as amended
  • Publication includes the transmission of electronic data. It is therefore an offence to transmit pornographic material over the Internet
  • The Telecommunications Act 1984 makes it an offence to transmit, over telephone lines in England and Wales, a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character
  • You must not watch live TV broadcasts on this computer, or BBC catch-up content such as that offered through iPlayer
  • You must not watch commercially produced films, whether downloaded, purchased or hired
  • Wiltshire Libraries Online is a monitored system
  • A log is kept of all actions taken by people using Wiltshire Libraries Online
  • If it comes to the attention of Library Service personnel that these Conditions of Use have been broken, the internet accesses for that session will be checked
  • Appropriate action will be taken where it is considered necessary to do so
  • This will be proportionate to the nature of the problem but may include passing information to the police where there is reasonable cause to believe that a crime may have been committed
  • You must not attempt to break into any site that you are not authorised to access
  • You must not tamper with the hardware or alter the software, security systems or setup of the computers, printers or scanners
  • If you do this, your use will be revoked

Please ask staff before attaching hardware devices such as digital cameras or MP3 players to the machines.
The council does not accept liability in any way for loss or damage to any equipment used with our machines.

  • You can use the computers to order goods and services over the Internet at your own risk
  • The council does not accept liability in any way for queries, complaints, loss, damage or any claim whatsoever arising from such third party transactions

We recommend that when using computers you should:

  • Take a 10-minute break in every hour
  • Adjust your chair to a comfortable working height
  • Put any information to be copied onto screen on the side most comfortable to you
  • Allow yourself enough work space
  • Allow room for books, or forms alongside terminal
  • Give yourself enough leg space
  • Adjust monitors to avoid glare on the screen

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Last updated: 26 January 2017 | Last reviewed: 26 January 2017