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Internet Use Policy

 

All patrons accessing the Internet through the use of the Library’s public access computers are required to comply with the following Internet Use Policy.

 

In response to advances in technology and the ever changing informational needs of our community, the Copiague Memorial Public Library endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of our diverse community.  It is within this context that the Copiague Memorial Public Library offers access to the Internet. 

 

The Internet is a global communications network and information resource.  The Copiague Memorial Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through this resource.  The Library does not assume responsibility for the accuracy, quality, or currency of Internet information.  The Internet may contain information of a controversial or offensive nature.  The determination of viability and usefulness of Internet information falls solely upon the patron.

 

Use of Library Internet access computers to display or disseminate sexually explicit or sexually suggestive (obscene/pornographic) material is strictly prohibited.  Violators will be removed from the Library building and will have their Library privileges revoked.

 

The Library does not act in loco parentis, the Library does not “assume, abrogate, or overrule the rights and responsibilities of parents or legal guardians,” and parents or legal guardians who do not want their children to have access to certain Library services, materials or facilities should so advise their children.  Libraries and governing bodies cannot assume the role of parents or the functions of parental authority in the private relationship between parent and child. Patrons under 18 years of age will not be given access to the Internet without the supervision of a parent or guardian, unless said parent or guardian signs the parental consent form authorizing the Library to permit a minor access to the Internet without direct supervision.  

 

Registered Library patrons in good standing may apply for a SuffolkNet Internet account via the Copiague Memorial Public Library.  The person who applied and in whose name the account and password have been issued is responsible at all times for it’s proper use and must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy for the SuffolkWeb Account.

 

All patrons accessing the Internet through the use of the Library’s pubic access computers are required to comply with the Library’s Public Access Computer Policy and the Electronic Mail Policy.

 

Adopted 11/0,Rev. 10/03