Internet Access Policy
Access to the Internet is provided by the library as part of our mission to serve the educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment needs of the community. The library provides access to the world wide web via the Ohio Public Library Information Network.
Library Patrons are responsible for their own internet use. The parents or legal guardians of patrons under the age of 18 may deny access by notifying the library, and a block will be placed on the minor patron's account. As with other library materials, it is the patron or the parent or legal guardian of the minor patron who assumes responsibility for supervising access to the internet resources through the library. Parents are encouraged to work closely with their children in selecting materials on the internet. The library cannot be responsible for any content provided by others on the internet.
Library computers, equipment, and connectivity are to be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only. Library resources must not be used for unauthorized, unlawful, or unethical purposes. Unacceptable usage includes (but is not limited to) harassment, libel, disruption or unauthorized monitoring of private electronic communications, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected software or data, cracking of computer systems' security, violation of software license agreements, or display of materials that are not suited for display in a public area where children may be present. Since this is a public service, you may not send, receive, or display any content that may reasonably be construed as obscene. Patrons who make unlawful or objectionable use may lose internet privileges.
Patrons may NOT install any software on the library's computers. This includes plug-ins, software that is brought on disk, downloaded software, or any software at all. Patrons who bring in their own computers or other devices and connect via the library's wireless network may download and install software onto their own computers at their own discretion, but the library cannot be responsible for software downloaded from the internet.
Patrons using library computers may print at the normal price rate for copies. Patrons are responsible for all pages printed whether anticipated or not.