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Public Use of Internet

The Perth Amboy Free Public Library now has Wi-Fi!!

The Perth Amboy Public Library provides public access to the Internet in keeping with its role in providing equal access to information and resources to meet the educational and recreational needs of the community.

  • Patrons must come into the library to sign up for the Internet computers. Patrons must sign in at the start of each session. It is a first come, first served process.

  • Due to the limited resources available for provision of public access to the Internet, the Library reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual user can devote to a single session.

  • Use is limited to one person at a time per station (except at the discretion of the librarian).

  • Printouts are ten cents ($.10) a page, paid to the librarian at the front desk.

  • Do not turn off the computer or reboot the system. Ask a Library staff member for assistance.

  • When finished, please close the application you have used and return to the main menu.

  • These workstations are part of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LmxAC). Each workstation in the network is set up to run the pre-installed software only. Do not attempt to run your own software.
  • Users shall not add, delete, or modify hardware or software.

  • Users shall be liable for damage they cause to hardware or software.

  • Users shall not engage in any illegal activity on the Internet. Violators of local, state or federal laws will be prosecuted.

The Perth Amboy Public Library supports parents and guardians in their efforts to guide their children’s access to print, non-profit and electronic information. Children who use the Internet unsupervised may be exposed to inappropriate or disturbing information or images. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss the use of the Internet with their children in relation to family values and boundaries, and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. For an in-depth guideline to children’s use of the Internet, visit the Parent’s Guide to the Internet website, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Internet stations located in the children’s are of the library are reserved solely for the use of children and their accompanying parents/caregivers.

The Internet is a global network of diverse entities supporting several million unmonitored websites. The Perth Amboy Public Library makes no warranty, expressed or implied, for the content, timelines or accuracy of any Internet source and assumes no responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising from its connections to the Internet. The availability of information via the Library’s Internet services does not constitute endorsement of the content of that information by the Library.

Providing Internet access at public terminals involves adapting what is ordinarily a private instrument, the personal computer, to a public setting.

  • Privacy and security cannot be guaranteed. All transactions, files and communication are vulnerable to unauthorized access and use, and, therefore, should be considered public.

  • Users are cautioned that the Library computers are located in a public setting, which must be shared by Library users of all ages, backgrounds and sensibilities. Individuals are asked to consider this and to respect the sensibilities of others when accessing potentially offensive information and images. The display of graphic pornography is inappropriate for an open public environment. Such display could be considered to be sexual harassment.

  • Library staff cannot consistently and effectively monitor the public. All users of the Internet are expected to use this Library resource in a responsible and courteous manner, and to follow all Internet related rules, regulations and procedures established for its use including, but not limited to, those of the Library.

The Library reserves the right to:

  • Terminate the Internet session at any time.

  • Suspend or terminate the library and or Internet privileges of any whose Internet use disrupts library services or violates library policies or these regulations.