Public Internet Access

Conditions of Use

  • All computer access in the Library is provided free of charge. Users must adhere to any booking arrangement imposed by the library on the use of computers or WiFi network.
  • Computers are available on a first come, first served basis and are provided as a self-service facility. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes duration per user. Extension of time may be possible but is dependent on demand.
  • Users must not intentionally access material which is pornographic, offensive or objectionable to other members of the public or staff. The library has a duty under the WA Censorship Act 1996 and to the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Act 1999 to ensure that material of this nature is not displayed in the library.
  • Users must not intentionally misuse these facilities, or fail to comply with staff directives on the use of this service. These facilities are to be used in a responsible manner, taking into consideration the laws on copyright, privacy, harassment and libel. The Library reserves the right to monitor and log the use of computers.
  • The Albany Public Library does not guarantee or accept any liability for the information's accuracy, authoritativeness, timeliness, or usefulness for a particular purpose. The Albany Public Library shall have no liability for any direct or indirect or consequential damages related to the use of the information contained herein.
  • The library can accept no responsibility for any error or damage to property caused by equipment, nor for any consequential loss or damage to disks, data or programs.
  • Children are permitted to use the internet unattended, but supervision or restriction of a child's access to the internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. For the Library's purpose a child is defined as a person less than 18 years.
  • Users shall not attempt to use workstations for any purpose other than the options provided on the system and are not permitted to modify the installed hardware or software in any way. Tampering with, altering, editing, or damaging computer hardware or software will be grounds for revocation of computer use privileges, and may result in suspension of library privileges.
  • Users must pay the current charges for all pages printed including test pages and wastage not caused by printer malfunction.
  • The library reserves the right to:
    • Deny access or to restrict access to certain sites and/or material
    • Terminate a client's internet privileges if any of these conditions are breached
    • Terminate use of the computer without recompense at its absolute discretion

Stay safe, enjoy!