Internet Policy

 

*  Choosing Sources
The internet offers a wealth of educational, recreational, and cultural information that increases the resources to access. Be aware that the Internet is unregulated and materials accessible through it may be inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, biased, inappropriate or offensive. We caution users to access and evaluate materials online as they would a printed source. Filtering software is installed on library computers.


*  Children’s Use of the Internet
The Library uses filtering software to block access to some Internet sites. Further restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. Internet users under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign an internet User Agreement Form. Children 12 and under must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them when using the internet.


*  Courtesy to Others
Individuals should use the Internet in a courteous, reasonable, and responsible manner. If you are using the Library’s terminals, please limit your use to 30 minutes if others are waiting. Reservations for time blocks can be made and time extensions will be allowed as the schedule permits. Also, please remember that the Library is a public place; viewing text or graphics that may be offensive, obscene or harassing will result in a cancellation of Internet privilege.


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Restrictions

Users may not attempt to alter, damage, abuse or sabotage computer equipmnet or software; alter configuration; or install any software.

Users are liable for costs arising from malicious damage to library equipment or software.

Users may not use library terminals for any activity that is deliberately offensive, illegal or creates and intimidating or hostile environment.

Users may not disregard time limits of the use of a library terminal while others are waiting.