Shelby County Public Library - Internet Policy



LIBRARY INTERNET USE POLICY

All users agree to follow guidelines for use - including time limits, noted here and posted at computers. Failure to do so will result in suspension or computer privileges.

UNACCEPTABLE USES OF THE SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY COMPUTER RESOURCES AND SERVICES INCLUDE:

*Use for any purpose that violates applicable federal, state or local laws. 
*Interference with or disruption of other computer users, computer services or equipment.
*Attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized entry to other computing information or downloading malicious, threatening, harassing or obscene behavior. [Obscene behavior includes public display of obscene materials on computer screen or in hard copy.]

The library does not permit the use of instant messaging and chat rooms. 

All library computers are filtered to block access to material that maybe obscene, pornographic, illegal,or otherwise harmful to/or inappropriate for minors. While the Shelby County Public Library attempts through filtering software to prevent access to inappropriate material, it is technically impossible to prevent access to all objectionable resources. Parents of minor children are expected to assume responsibility for the minor's use of materials. 

*The library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, which arise from the use of the Internet or any other computer programs including the WWW server. 

The library is obligated to comply with federal law regarding the use of computer resources and the prevention of exposure to certain explicit images and material. Staff members will inform patrons to refrain from viewing such material.

Any person who refuses to comply with these directions will be asked to leave the computer station. After two such incidents of this type, Internet privileges will be suspended for that person. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The use acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the Shelby County Public Library Computer Use Policy. The user, acknowledges and agrees that the library assumes no liability for any loss or damage to the user's data or for any damage or injury arising from invasion of privacy in the user's computer accounts, programs or files.