Internet Access Policy

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The Louis Bay 2nd Library & Community Center attempts to provide library users with the most current resources available. We accomplish this, in part, by offering patrons free access to the Internet from workstations located in the facility.

The Internet is a worldwide entity with a diverse user population. Our patrons access and use it at their own risk. The library does not monitor and has no control over the information found through the Internet and is not responsible for its content, timeliness, or accuracy. All Internet resources available in the library are provided equally to each library user. The library reserves the right to designate specific computer areas for use by our patrons. The library may set time limits for its use so that all patrons seeking access will have an appropriate opportunity. The library reserves the right to end an Internet session when time limits are exceeded.

Parents or guardians, not the library or its personnel, are responsible for the information found by children. Because parents or guardians may feel that information available through the Internet is not suitable for viewing by the children in their care, supervision is advised. Normally, the library staff will not monitor or supervise Internet access, other than for length of use. However, if Internet searching results in disruption of library services, or if patron behavior when using Internet resources becomes inappropriate for a library setting, the library reserves the right to end the session.

The Louis Bay 2nd Library & Community Center Library is not responsible for damage to a patron's disk or computer, or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from use of the library's computers. The library has installed a virus checker on its computers; however this will not completely protect patrons from getting a virus. Information downloaded from the Internet may contain a virus and patrons will be advised to have virus-checking software on their computers.

The library supplies and maintains a wireless Internet connection. This connection is for the convenience of our patrons who wish to use their personal computers for library research and other legitimate Internet activities. Please note that this is an unsecured network with no firewall in place. As such, all transactions are vulnerable to "lurking", viruses and other Internet hazards.

Any illegal use of this network is forbidden. Illegal use would include, but is not limited to transmission of illegal materials, abuse of copy written materials, spamming, pinging, software piracy, obscene speech or materials, child pornography, underage gambling or other illegal actions. Anyone discovered using this network for illegal purposes will be required to leave the premises immediately and may be subject to criminal or civil liability. The Library cannot provide technical assistance with accessing this service and will not be held liable for any damage to personal equipment that occurs while using this connection. Use is strictly at your own risk.