Internet Policy

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that residents of the Glenside Public Library District have access to the INTERNET via T1 connection.

Internet access is intended for purposes permitted by law. Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to: harassment of other users; libeling or slandering other users; viewing material that is obscene or can be categorized as illegal; destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library or other users; disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications; or unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material. All users accessing the INTERNET through District facilities are expected to conform their uses to the requirements of the law and to obey all applicable District policies.

The Glenside Public Library DISTRICT has no control of the INTERNET and its resources and assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, or currency of any INTERNET resource or the availability on the INTERNET of material of a controversial nature.

Internet Use Guidelines of the Glenside Public Library District

Purpose:

To fulfill our mission, Glenside Public Library District provides access to a broad range of information resources, including those available through the Internet. We make this service available as part of our mission to offer a broadly defined program of informational, educational, recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities for residents of all ages and backgrounds.

The Library only monitors its own home page and supporting web pages. Glenside Public Library District does not monitor and has no control over other information accessed through the Internet. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. A good information consumer evaluates the validity of information found. Restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian; the Library does not have the right or responsibility to act in loco parentis.

Supervising Children’s Use:

It is the Library’s policy that parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for deciding what library resources are appropriate for their children. There will be some resources which parents feel are inappropriate for their children. Parents should let their children know if there are materials which they do not want them to use. Internet use by those under age 18 is the responsibility of their parents or legal guardians.  Children, under age 18, must have their library card.

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