Recording Equipment Policy
• Use of the Sayville Library recording equipment is for Sayville Library cardholders in good standing only.
• Patrons must submit a request to use the recording equipment through the designated form available on the Library website.
• Requests must be given with at least 3 days advance notice to the requested recording date.
• Patrons under the age of 16 must have permission from a parent or guardian.
• Patrons are limited to 2 appointments with the recording equipment per calendar month.
POLICY & PROCEDURES:
Patrons may be denied access to the recording equipment if:
• Recordings do not comply with federal, state and local laws.
• Recordings are deemed threatening or harmful to others.
• Recordings are obscene or inappropriate for the Library.
• Recordings are in violation of copyright of other intellectual property laws.
• Patrons’ behavior is in violation of the Library’s Conduct on Library Property policy.
SCHEDULING & APPOINTMENTS:
• Usage of recording equipment must be made by appointment. No walk-ins are permitted.
• There is a 2-hour maximum time limit on equipment usage.
• No more than 4 individuals may use the recording equipment per appointment.
• No food or uncovered drinks are permitted while using the equipment.
• Appointments shall not be made within 1 hour of the Library’s closing time.
• Patrons must provide their own digital storage devices to save their recordings. The Library will not store patrons’ content on the recording computer between sessions.
• The Library is not responsible for lost or compromised recordings.
• Patrons accept full responsibility for the condition of the equipment during their scheduled appointment times. This may include the cost of repairs or replacement of any equipment damaged.
• Patrons are not permitted to unplug or manipulate equipment. If assistance is needed, patrons must get a staff member.
• Library staff will not be present and will not provide one-on-one assistance during the recording session. Patrons are expected to have a proficient understanding of recording equipment and software.