Internet Policy

Internet Policy

The Buena Vista Public Library has no control over information accessed through the Internet. Internet access is offered as a complement to the Library’s other resources. All Internet use is made at the user’s risk. Access is offered as a privilege granted to users on the basis of their ability to use the network resources responsibly and in the manner outlined in the Library’s Internet Use Policy.

Internet access is provided free of charge for the purposes of research and information retrieval. Users are warned to be critical of all information they find but especially of information discovered outside the suggested sources of our web site.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the use of the Internet by minor children. It is the responsibility of the user (or parent or guardian) to determine what is appropriate. The Library public computers do have a purchased filter program. It is purchased and updated from an outside source, and the Library does not have direct control over what is not filtered. If an unacceptable site is found, the user should notify the Director.

While respecting an individual user’s right to privacy, staff has the right to monitor use of Web workstations to ensure compliance with the Library’s policy. This policy is available at the Library during regular business hours.

Unacceptable Use:

Includes, but is not limited, to the following:

  • Display of sexually explicit images on the monitors
  • Illegal activities, including access to unauthorized accounts, obscene materials, and online gambling.
  • Violation of copyright laws.
  • Any attempts to violate network security, to change the settings or permissions of the computer, or to download software or personal attachments to the computer.
  • Users may not use their own software on the Library’s computers.

Library staff is available to help you in accessing the Internet, but may not be familiar with every application you may want to use. Due to scheduling constraints, there may not be an Internet trained Library staff person on duty at all times. Because of the many different Internet applications available, we cannot provide complete technical support.

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