Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are the public library for Ray County, Missouri, USA.

What personal data do we collect?

In order to obtain a library card and access library services, individuals will need to submit their name, postal address, telephone number, and email address.  The Library does not share or distribute individual personal information to outside companies or organizations unless it is required to do so. We do not collect personal data on our website, nor do we track our users.


This library website does not use cookies for our visitors.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content.

Internet Usage Guidelines

Ray County Library does not accept responsibility for any individual’s use of the Internet. The Internet is a worldwide electronic computer network with no single governing body controlling users or content. Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. Some Internet websites may provide information that users find offensive, objectionable or inappropriate. RCL exercises no control over and assumes no responsibility for information or services that reside outside the RCL computer network.

  1. A valid Ray County Library card or guest pass and a signed Internet Usage Agreement are required prior to accessing the internet.  Access will be denied if you have outstanding fines for over-dues or bills for lost materials in excess of $5.00.  You may log in for a one-hour Internet session which will be extended in 15-minute intervals to a maximum of 3 hours per day. If computers are available and special circumstances exist, an additional time allotment may be approved by a staff member.
  2. You must log in using your library account number only. Should you log in using someone else’s account both accounts will be subject to the provisions listed in item 8.
  3. Internet access computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are available during regular hours, but will automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to closing. This cannot be extended.
  4. You may not load your own software on the library computers.  This would be a violation of copyright laws.  You may, however, utilize storage devices to transfer information from home to library or library to home, if compatible with library-licensed software.
  5. The library staff will monitor patron usage to ensure the guidelines are being adhered to.  This may include viewing/monitoring ongoing computer usage or checking trash bins on your computer station.
  6. You may print to the printer located at the circulation desk. Copies must be prepaid at a cost of 20 cents per page for black and white copies.  Color printing is available for a fee of 50 cents per page. Scanning is also available. Please check at the front desk for details. 
  7. Unacceptable Use of the public computer and Internet constitutes any use that is a violation of federal, state, or local law, or any use that violates Ray County Library’s policy or guidelines. Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to: damaging equipment, disruptive behavior, viewing content that is obscene/child pornography/harmful to minors, harassment/bullying, hacking other computers/networks/accounts, engaging in the distribution of malicious software, using false identification to mislead others, using another individual’s personally identifiable information without his/her explicit permission.
  8. Misuse of the computer or Internet access will result in the loss of your computer privileges.  First offense is a one-month suspension, the second offense is a six-month suspension, and the third offense is a permanent suspension of computer privileges. If misuse is conducted by a minor the parent/legal guardian will be contacted.
  9. Less than 18 years old:
    • A parent’s signature is required if the person completing the agreement is a minor (less than 18 years old).
    • A parent or guardian needs to be present to supervise internet usage by anyone less than 11 years old.