Computer Use

We have six computers with internet access as well as free WiFi for your laptop and/or mobile device. Please read our Internet Public Access Policy.

Internet Public Access Policy

The Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library has developed this Internet Public Access policy to support its mission of providing “a welcoming space for those who want to connect to information and enjoy lifelong learning”.  The Library considers the Internet one of the most valuable information resources available.  In keeping with the Canadian Library Association Intellectual Freedom Statement and the Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library’s Vision Statement, the Library seeks to be a “universally accessible hub providing leadership and innovation to promote literacy and culture in the community.”
 
The Internet is an unregulated global information environment.  The Library provides access to the Internet as an extension of its material collection; however, collection development polices cannot be applied to the unfiltered Internet.  Consequently, the Library can only encourage appropriate use of the electronic resources while supporting increased information literacy.
 
Patrons should be aware that the information presented or transferred via the Internet might be inaccurate or insecure.  The Library is not responsible for the content, quality, or privacy of information sent or retrieved on Library Internet workstations or through the use of the public wireless network. 
 
In accordance with the Juvenile Membership Registration guidelines, parents or guardians are solely responsible for their children’s use of the Library’s electronic resources.
 
The Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library’s computers are located in public areas.  Patrons are expected to be considerate of other Library patrons when accessing the Internet within the Library.  Library computers and the wireless network may not be used for:

  1. Any purpose which violates the Criminal Code of Canada, or any Municipal, Federal, Provincial, or International law.
  2. Receiving or sending fraudulent, unauthorized, malicious, or obscene information or data.
  3. Displaying explicit sexual images.
  4. Damaging or modifying the Library's computer hardware, software, or network.

Failure to comply with the above will result in loss of Library Internet access and possible banning from all Library facilities.  Unlawful activities may result in prosecution.
 
The Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library will ensure equitable access to the Internet by limiting session times through a computer workstation sign-up sheet.  The Library staff will be available to assist patrons with their questions and learning about Internet use and information literacy.