Internet Use Policy

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1. Overview

When using library computers, you must agree to our Internet Use Policy below.
Conditions of Computer, Wi-Fi and Internet Use are available in other languages.

2. Computer and Internet/WiFi Conditions of Use

  • Computer users who are valid members of the Library must logon to the computer using their own card number.  Visitors to Victoria can obtain a visitors pass for computer access if they provide identification.
  • A parent or guardian must register as guarantor for users under 16 years of age. Parents or guardians are solely responsible for supervising their child’s access to Internet and technology resources in the library.
  • No more than two people can use a library computer at one time.
  • Users are responsible for the operation of the internet during their booking, including the access, transmission, display, printing and storage of materials.
  • Users are required to comply with all state and federal laws and Local Law No. 3.
  • The intentional downloading and/or viewing of material that contains content considered to be offensive or that is illegal is expressly prohibited.  Unacceptable use of the Internet includes, but is not limited to:
  • Destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the library.
  • Viewing material, including images, that are generally deemed sexually explicit.
  • Intentional unauthorised copying of copyright-protected material or infringement of license agreements and other contracts.
  • The violation or attempted violation of any computer network's system security
  • The violation of the privacy of individuals or entities that are creators, authors, users or subjects of the information resources.
  • Unauthorised monitoring of electronic communications.
  • Inappropriate use of email services, such as spamming
  • Gambling sites in accordance with Monash Council’s Responsible Gambling Strategy
  • The Library reserves the right to restrict access to certain processes, file types and download sizes.
  • Computer users are responsible for the cost of ALL printing as per the printing charges
  • Failure to comply with these conditions will result in suspension of computer and internet privileges.
  • Illegal acts involving the use of the Library's Internet resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
  • The Library reserves the right to terminate a session at the discretion of library staff.
  • The City of Monash reserves the right to monitor all traffic transmitted through its computer networks

3. Penalties for breach of policy

Penalties imposed will depend on the severity of the breach.
They include:
  1. Discontinuing the session
  2. Discontinuing  access to the library network and suspension of Internet privileges 
  3. Notification to the relevant authorities for illegal acts 
After investigation a breach will be recorded on the individual’s library card. In  the second instance, a written warning, detailing the nature of the breach, the time it occurred and procedures to be undertaken will be issued. In the third instance, written notification of withdrawal of access to the Library service will be issued.
However, the Monash Public Library Service reserves the right to withdraw access immediately to Internet services.
Monash Public Library Service reserves the right to change the policies relating to the use of the Monash Public Library Service’s computer equipment and wireless Internet service at any time without notice.