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The FFPLTC provides computers for use by the public, offering access to a variety of electronic resources, the Internet, e-mail, and software for informational, educational and recreational purposes.
The FFPLTC provides space for patrons to use their own personal electronic devices as well as Wi-Fi for that same purpose.
The use of FFPLTC computers is a privilege. Inappropriate use will result in suspension of all FFPLTC privileges.
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Users must act with respect and consideration for one another and FFPLTC Staff.
All users are required to respect the privacy of others.
Users must obey the laws of Canada when using FFPLTC computers.
Use of computers for illegal, actionable or criminal purposes or to seek access to unauthorized areas is prohibited.
Infringement of copyright and other intellectual property rights is prohibited.
Users are expected to treat FFPLTC computers and equipment with respect, and take care to ensure that all persons enjoy equitable access.
Users are not permitted to alter, tamper with, or damage computer equipment or software configuration. This includes, but is not limited to:
- attempting unauthorized entry to the FFPLTC’s network or external networks
- intentional propagation of computer viruses
- violation of vendor software license agreements
The FFPLTC is not responsible for any loss of data or financial transactions.
The FFPLTC also accepts no responsibility for any costs, liabilities or damages caused by any user.
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- Users should be mindful of the fact that they are using the Internet in a public space, and that some content could be offensive to other FFPLTC patrons or FFPLTC Staff.
All users of the FFPLTC are responsible for the legality of any sites accessed. Users are subject to federal, provincial and municipal legislation regarding internet use, including provisions of the Criminal Code regarding obscenity, child pornography, sedition and the incitement of hate.
The use of internet services for illegal purposes is prohibited.
The FFPLTC reserves the right to monitor all traffic on FFPLTC devices.
- Users are responsible for determining the reliability and accuracy of sites accessed and any information found on the Internet.
- Certain copying or distribution of material found on the Internet may infringe on copyright or other intellectual property rights. The FFPLTC is not responsible for such infringements.
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Users are required to read and agree to the Computer and Internet Use policy.
The FFPLTC does not act in place of a parent or guardian and is not responsible for enforcing a parent or guardian’s rules of use.
Youth under 16 must have a signed parental permission form on file, or be accompanied by an adult.
Youth aged 12 and under must use the filtered stations in the Children’s Department.
FFPLTC Staff will assist on requests as time allows.
FFPLTC Staff may not be familiar with all applications.
Booking of a computer session is for 1 hour. However, this time may be extended if there are no further bookings.
For research projects requiring extended time, please inform FFPLTC Staff of your requirements and every effort will be made to accommodate your request.
A printer is available for use at a nominal fee, determined annually by the FFPL Board. See Fees and Fines.
The FFPLTC uses network filters in order to prohibit access to sites deemed unsuitable for a public space (e.g. gambling, pornography).
Automated Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is performed on both HTTP and HTTPS traffic for this purpose. DPI first decrypts, then re-encrypts traffic while categorizing it as either blocked or allowed. No decrypted information is stored by the FFPLTC.
Additional filters are in place on stations in the Children’s Department, which limit access to social media sites.
Be aware that filters may still allow objectionable material to be seen. Filters are not intended to replace parental guidance, training, or the exercise of critical judgement.
Wireless access is available throughout the FFPLTC.
Devices are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk for use within the FFPLTC.