South Shore Public Libraries Internet Policy
The Library provides Internet access as part of its mission to provide information, culture, education and recreation.
The Library has no control of information on the Internet nor does it provide barriers to use of the full range of what is available, except due to limited resources. Some Internet sites may contain material which is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive. The Library is not responsible for any damage a user might suffer for any reason or in any way related to Internet use.
Users of Library terminals must comply with applicable laws and the Library's policies and procedures.
Examples of unacceptable use of the Internet include:
- any illegal activity or unauthorized act, including violation of copyright or contractual obligation
- degradation or disruption of equipment or system performance
- vandalizing another user's data
- unauthorized access to resources or entities
- invasion of individual privacy
- anonymous messages or harassment
The Library will make reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of every user, but privacy cannot be guaranteed. Warrants may necessitate that the Library open records to police or other legal authorities.
- The Library does not monitor anyone's choice of Internet sites.
- Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the information children select or view.
- Library staff offer limited instruction to the public in the use of the Internet, as time permits.
All these Policies and Conditions apply to C@P sites operated by the South Shore Public Libraries and on South Shore Public Libraries sites.
South Shore Regional Library Board
December 1996, reviewed August 2003