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Management Rules for Public Computers of Tainan Public Library

1. Digital Learning Seating is located at Basement Level 1 and on Floor 2 of Tainan Public Library (the Library); these Rules are enacted for the benefit of management.
(1) Children’s Digital Learning Computers at Basement Level 1: A total of 8 computers for children under 12.
(2) Computers at Internet Area on Floor 2: A total of 36 computers.
(3) Multimedia Learning Computers on Floor 2: A total of 8+2 computers (professional software provided). Are Mac computers controlled by Seating Management?
2. Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am to 8:30pm (flexible sessions; according to the condition on site)
Closed to the public on Mondays and national holidays.
3. Registration Method: On-site registration; online reservation is not available
(1) Please register with your Library Card or Citizen Card at the KIOSK in the Library.
(2) Children’s Digital Learning Computers at Basement Level 1: 30 minutes per session.
Computers at Internet Area on Floor 2: 30 minutes per session.
Multimedia Learning Computers on Floor 2: 2 hours per session; up to 2 sessions may be registered for the day, including sporadic sessions.
(3) Readers can only register for and use 1 seat or space in the Library at a time.
(4) The next available session may be reserved where all current seats on-site are full; readers should be on the spot prior to the reservation time.
5. Penalty Points:
(1) Readers must report to the computers registered within 5 minutes (subject to the Seat Management System time) after the reservation time and enter their authorization code. It is considered as giving up the seat if a reader fails to turn up at the required time. The seat is then open for other readers to register and use, and a penalty point will be received by the reader who has given up the seat without a cancellation.
(2) Readers must present their own library card upon registration and use. A library card must not be used by another individual, exchanged, or transferred to another individual. If such cases are discovered by the Library, the reader’s right of use will be terminated and a penalty point will be received by the offender.
(3) Where a session is finished early by a reader, he/she must log out from the KIOSK and the space will be open for the on-site readers to register.
(4) Other matters deemed as violations by librarians will receive a penalty point.
(5) If an individual reaches 3 penalty points, the Library will suspend the reader’s registration and using rights for 30 days on the Seat Management System and all penalties will be reset.
6. Points to Note:
(1) If one should discover items left by the previous reader when seated, please contact our librarians for assistance.
(2) Readers shall at all times keep their valuables with them; the Library is not liable for any missing item, nor does the Library safeguard items. Personal items must be taken away at closing time.
(3) Items readers leave behind are placed altogether at the designated Service Desk and must be collected during opening hours. Missing items are considered lost items if not claimed within three days. Any perishable item will be directly disposed of by the Library.
(4) Instructions must be followed upon using the facility or equipment. If operation difficulty or equipment failure is encountered, please contact our librarians for assistance. Cables and parts of equipment may not be changed and facilities of other spaces may not be moved in for use without permission. If damage occurs due to improper use, the reader shall be liable for compensation.
(5) The following rules must be complied with when using the space. Those involving legal responsibilities must be handled as required by the law and their using rights will be suspended.
1. It is prohibited to install and execute users’ own software.
2. It is prohibited to interfere or destroy software systems of other online users or nodes, such as spreading computer viruses and attempting to invade unauthorized systems.
3. It is prohibited to use the computer to play games or browse websites that contain pornography, violence, gambling and crime, or other website that affects public order, society morals or is against the law.
4. It is prohibited to use the Library’s internet to encourage any conduct that affects public order, good morals or is against the law. Offenders will be liable for legal responsibilities.
(9) As a means to maintain order and readers’ rights, the Library carries out a patrol on an unscheduled basis and readers should present their library card upon inspection.
(10) A reader violating these Rules or obstructing the public safety and order which affect the rights of others, or engaging in misconduct without making improvement upon warning may be asked to leave the Library according to the gravity of the situation. Police may be engaged where a situation is serious.
7. These Rules shall be effective immediately upon date of promulgation after being reviewed by the Library’s Affairs Meeting. The same shall be incorporated with amendment.