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(Automated Sign-Up System)


This agreement is displayed in English and Spanish and must be accepted before logging into a library computer that is managed by the Monterey County Free Libraries' automated computer sign-up system. All branches have this system except: Bradley, Big Sur and Parkfield.

Monterey County Free Libraries Computer Use Agreement

You must read and agree to this policy before using Monterey County Free Libraries Computer resources.

You have the choice to select filtered or unfiltered access to the Internet. Filters attempt to prevent users from viewing certain portions of the Internet generally considered objectionable. They do not guarantee that all objectionable material will not be seen. Some useful information will likely be unintentionally blocked.


Restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian and cannot be monitored by library staff. Please let your child under 18 years of age know how you want them to use the Library Internet. If you are under the age of 18 please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) for permission to use the Internet. 

General Computer Policies Guidelines for Computer Users at the Monterey County Free Libraries

I agree to:

         Follow library rules.

         Follow my parent’s rules for using library resources if I am under 18 years old.

         Only use my own Monterey County Free Libraries card and pin number when I sign up to use the computer.

         Pay for any pages I print from the computer.

         Respect the privacy of others by not looking at their screens without their permission.

         Tell library staff, a responsible adult or the police if I am being harassed or bullied by another library user or someone on the Internet.

         Take personal responsibility for my use of the Internet. I will protect my safety and personal information.

         Accept that the library cannot control what is available on the Internet and agree that the library is not responsible for my use of the Internet or the content I view.

         Only use the computer for purposes, which do not break local, state or federal laws.

I will not:

         Do anything illegal while using the library computers, including hacking, harassment or displaying obscene materials.

         Disturb other people in the library by being loud or disruptive.

         Use another person’s computer time

         Use another person’s library card to sign up for computer time.

         Try to harm any person or property while using the library computers.

         Change the settings or configurations on the computer or try to damage computer equipment.

         Attempt to download or save any files or applications to the library computers' hard disk.

Violation of Computer Use Agreement:

The police will be contacted if a staff member reasonably suspects that behavior that constitutes a criminal offense has been committed on library premises.

It is the policy of the Monterey County Free Libraries to ask customers whose behavior is inappropriate for a public library to modify their behavior.  If they fail to do so, they will be asked to leave the library premises. 



The Library upholds and affirms the right of each individual to have access to constitutionally protected material. The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions from varied points of view. Users need to be good information consumers, questioning the validity of the information. Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users may encounter material that could be illegal, offensive or inappropriate. The user is responsible for his or her use of the Internet and makes individual choices and decisions.


The library affirms the right and responsibility of parents and guardians to determine and monitor their own children’s use of library materials and resources, including the Internet. If you do not want your child to use the library Internet connection or other library materials, you must make that clear to your child and monitor his or her use of library resources.

Library staff is available to provide assistance and to help identify appropriate sites. The Kids Page and Teen Page have been provided to assist users in finding age- and topic-appropriate sites. Parents and children are encouraged to read the pamphlets, "Child Safety on the Information Highway," and "Teen Safety on the Information Highway," available for free from any library staff member.




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