Welcome to the Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center. The Center is open from 10:00 A.M. until 6 P.M. on Tuesday and from 1:00 P.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Internet access is available on two computers for genealogy research. Patrons must adhere to the policies outlined in this document and sign the user agreement. Failure to use the Internet computers appropriately and responsibly will result in revocation of Internet use privileges and/or Archives Center use privileges. Any illegal use may result in criminal prosecution as well.
To maximize availability and to ensure fair accessibility for all, the two Internet access computers are available on a first-come basis. Sign-In Sheets are located at computer workstations. Patrons must sign the sheet and enter their starting time before accessing the computers. Generally, they are limited to one hour of computer time per visit. However, if no one is waiting, a patron may continue for up to a total of 1½ hours. Patrons must make computers available to others when asked to do so by Archives Center volunteers. The Archives Center limits the number of patrons at any one workstation to two to ensure quiet research use.
The Internet computer equipment and software must be used as installed. Users are not permitted to delete, add to, or modify installed hardware or software. The computer operator is liable for any damage to the workstation's hardware or software and for any illegal or unethical acts performed through our system. This is not limited to physical damage or vandalism. All electronic files on the hard drive are deemed to be the property of the Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center.
The Archives Center is not a commercial Internet provider. E-mail service is not available.
UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR IN THE ARCHIVES CENTER:
For many of the Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center volunteers, traveling the Internet is a new experience. Others have more experience. In all cases, volunteers will be glad to assist patrons in accessing the Internet, and, as our experience grows, in getting to the right place on the "superhighway." Volunteers cannot provide in-depth training concerning Internet computer jargon or personal computer use. They may be able to offer suggestions and answer questions. Formal instruction or information may be offered by the Archives Center at designated times.
If you wish to recommend a web site for the Archives Center to include on the approved Favorites list, please write the site name, address (URL), and description on the Suggested Favorites List at the volunteer's desk. Your suggestion will be evaluated at the next volunteer meeting.
Patrons are requested not to re-shelve materials. Please place them on the cart provided for that purpose.
The Internet is a global electronic network and as an information resource, enables the Archives Center to provide information beyond the confines of its own collection. It allows access to ideas, information, and commentary from around the globe. The Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center's Internet access is intended primarily as an information resource. Currently, however, it is an unregulated medium. The Archives Center cannot censor access to materials nor protect users from material they may find controversial, offensive, or disturbing. The Archives Center assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from its connection to the Internet. The Archives Center makes no guarantees, either expressed or implied, with respect to the quality or content of the information available on the Internet.