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Internet Use Policy
Internet Use Policy
The library provides information in print, digital, and other formats. As a matter of policy, the library does not restrict access to any resource on the Internet for reasons of content.
Parents or guardians are responsible for information selected and/or accessed by their children via the Internet and World Wide Web. Children who use the Internet unsupervised may be exposed to inappropriate or disturbing information and images. Parents are encouraged to discuss the use of the Internet in relation to family values and boundaries with their children, and to monitor their children's use of the Internet.
The library offers content filters on several public workstations in the Youth Services Department. However, parents and caregivers should be aware that filters cannot block all objectionable content and images. Filters do not take the place of parental supervision and responsible Internet use.
All library customers are expected to use the Internet in a responsible and courteous manner, consistent with the purposes for which it is provided, and to follow all rules, regulations and procedures established for its use. Library customers who use the library’s Internet workstations will:
- Recognize that the workstations must be used in a manner that respects the rights of others and therefore should refrain from activity that prevents others from using the Internet at the library.
- Not use the internet for any illegal activity or purpose.
- Not violate copyright or any other law.
- Not damage or alter the setup of the equipment used to access the Internet at the library.
- Refrain from the deliberate propagation of computer worms and viruses.
- Refrain from the transmission of threatening, harassing, violent, obscene, or abusive language and images using the Internet or email.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, September 2010