Computer & Internet Use

General information
Internet safety policy
Content filtering and blocked sites info
Consent form for child's use of library computers

Idaho Attorney General internet safety guidelines - In partnership with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, the Idaho A.G. offers information and resources to protect children from predators, cyber-criminals and other internet dangers.

General Information - Computer use is free, however printing is 25¢ per page for black & white, 50¢ for color.  Time on the computers may be limited in order to allow access to all who want to use them.  Wireless is available for patrons who bring in their own laptops. Printing from patrons' laptops is not supported.

The library cannot verify, monitor or control the accuracy of any internet content, and takes no responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage related to internet use.  

We affirm the right to provide all patrons access to constitutionally protected material. 

Computers will not be used for illegal activity, to access illegal materials, or to access materials which by local community standard would be obscene.  Any activity in violation of federal, state or local laws is prohibited.

Misuse or abuse of district computer equipment, internet use, or failure to abide by district computer use policies may result in loss of computer privileges.  Such misuse includes but is not limited to: attempts at unauthorized access, hacking or otherwise interferring with systems operations, harrassment, violation of copyright or software licensing agreements.

Patrons are expected to be mindful of viewing content that may be visible to others in the library, especially children. 

Internet Safety Policy - Prairie-River Library District complies with the federal Children's Internet Protection Act [CIPA] and Idaho Code 33-2471 in filtering content for the protection of children.  Parents/guardians are responsible for their chidren's library use.

Children must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to use the district's computers.

For more information, see the full text of Prairie-River Library District's Internet Safety Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees June 25, 2012.

For information on what content is filtered, and what to do if you are blocked from a site, please see our Internet Filtering & Blocked Sites Policy Information.