Internet Policy

The Tehama County Library makes no claim of accuracy or of quality for any information found on the Internet.

Library staff is able to provide only minimal assistance in using public computers.


Rules for Internet Use

  • All Internet computer users must have their own valid library card, in good standing. You must present it when signing up for a computer and when you check-in at the circulation desk. Staff will assign and direct you to the computer station.
  • All laptop computer users that utilize the available power or Ethernet connections must have their own valid library card in good standing.
  • If you are under 14 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must give their signed consent for your use of the Internet terminal.
  • Each person is allowed 2 hours per day— unless no one is waiting. Users must promptly relinquish their computer terminal when asked to do so by staff.
  • You may sign up in advance to reserve time, but only for later that same day. You must sign up in person, you may not make reservations by phone. If you reserve time and are more than 5 minutes late, you forfeit your time if another user is waiting.
  • You may leave the computer to use the restroom but please inform the staff so your computer is not given to another person. If you leave your computer for more than a few minutes without informing the staff, you will lose the remainder of your computer time.
  • No more than two people shall sit at an Internet terminal at the same time.
  • The terminal is in a public place. You must not display visual information that is objectionable to others. If you do so, your privileges will be suspended for six months.  If further action is necessary, your privileges will be revoked indefinitely. This applies to Wi-Fi usage also.
  • You may not use the computers to violate any law.
  • You may not turn the computer off at any time. If your computer freezes up, ask the staff to help.
  • You may not change any settings on the computer or save any files to the hard disk.
  • If you want to receive an e-mail, it must be done through one of the places on the Web where you can get your own free account, such as Yahoo Mail, HotMail, etc.
  • Printing from the Internet is available. The cost is 10 cents per page. All pages that you print must be paid for. Copies may be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk.


Failure to abide by these rules will result in the loss of Internet privileges

Revised December 15th, 2020