The Fountaindale 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 serve people of all ages, at all levels of need.
The Internet offers access to ideas, information, and commentary from around the world that can be personally, professionally, and culturally enriching. However, not all sources on the Internet are accurate, complete, or up-to-date. The Library District assumes responsibility only for the information provided on its home page. We do not monitor, control, or accept responsibility for materials found on the Internet. The Internet is not a secure medium. Users are discouraged from offering personal information such as names, addresses, credit card numbers, etc., on the Internet.
An agreement with the Library District’s Internet provider prohibits any unlawful use of the Internet. The user may not use the Internet for any illegal activity or place any material on the Internet related to any illegal activity. It is the responsibility of the user to respect copyright laws and licensing agreements.
Access to the Internet is consistent with the Library District’s endorsement of the Library Bill of Rights (Appendix V-10), the Freedom to Read (Appendix V-11), and the Freedom to View (Appendix V-12), statements from the American Library Association and the Fountaindale Public Library District’s Materials Selection Policy (Refer to 551) and the Library District’s Mission Statement. For ALA’s official interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, as it relates to access to electronic information, visit Access to Electronic Information (Appendix V-13). All Internet resources accessible through the Library District are provided equally to all library users.
While the Library District offers pointers to a wide range of useful and interesting sites, through its home page, all Internet sites are accessible. We believe that the valuable information and interaction available on Internet far outweighs the possibility that users may find material that is inconsistent with the goals of the Library District.
Users should be aware that they are working in a public environment shared by people of all ages and sensibilities. Users should be considerate of Internet sounds and visuals which might disrupt the ability of other library customers to use the library and its resources.
All library users are the final selectors in using the Internet and other library materials.
We encourage parents/guardians to monitor and supervise their children’s use of the Internet. For more information on children and the Internet, please read “The Librarian’s Guide to Cyperspace for Parents & Kids” (Appendix V-14) from the American Library Association. Current books, periodicals, and videos about the Internet are available in the Library District collection. Please let a librarian know if you do not find the information you need on the Internet.
The Fountaindale Public Library District may suspend or terminate computer privileges if the District staff reasonably believes that any user has violated District policy. The District assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its computer network or from its connection to other Internet services. The District cannot guarantee that software downloaded from the Internet will be free of computer viruses. Customers are strongly encouraged to check for viruses using virus-checking software on their own computers.
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