It is the policy of the Library to make Internet resources available to its customers along with collections of print, non-print and electronic reference resources. The addition of Internet resources provides access to information beyond that contained in this Library’s collections. Youth ages 11 and under cannot use an Internet computer without the signature of a parent or guardian.
Customers are required to agree to the following Internet Acceptable Use Agreement before using the Internet at the Library. The Library reserves the right to review this policy from time to time and make changes as necessary.
The Library Internet Acceptable Use Agreement
I agree to use library computers for lawful purposes in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided, and to follow all rules concerning limited computer time.
I will not use the Internet for any purpose prohibited by North Carolina or federal law; misrepresent myself by access code, password or signature; alter hardware or software, nor make copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data unless such use is authorized.
I understand that the Library does not monitor and has no control over materials obtained on the Internet, and cannot be held responsible for Internet content. The Library cannot control access to online content or protect patrons from online content they may find offensive.
I understand that the Library is compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and has technology protection measures (TPM or "filters") on its computers, designed to protect against access to visual depictions that may reasonably be construed as 1.) obscene, 2.) child pornography, or 3.) harmful to minors. I will not send, receive or display sexually explicit materials nor materials deemed harmful to minors. I also agree to use appropriate discretion when viewing materials and will refrain from displaying material on a terminal when so requested by library staff.
I understand that youth ages 11 and under cannot use an Internet computer without the signature of a parent or guardian. I also understand that parents and guardians of minors have both the right and the responsibility for their child’s use of the Internet computers at the Public Library to:
- Assure their children’s safety and security when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of electronic communications;
- Protect against unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful activities by their children;
- Protect against unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors; and
- Restrict their children’s access to Internet sites that are harmful to minors.
I waive my right to any claim against the Library, its employees, trustees, officers and agents arising from use of the Internet.
I understand that failure to comply with this agreement may result in loss of computer privileges or banishment from all Library locations.