|Internet Use Policy|
The Westfield Memorial Library strives to be the gateway to the global network of recorded thought and information. As part of our goal to meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of our public, the Library makes available free access to the Internet.
The Library endorses the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights. All library users are provided equal access to resources available on the Internet.
The Library does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy, authenticity or timeliness of information accessed via the Internet. It is left to each user to determine what information is appropriate. The Westfield Memorial Library affirms that it is the right and responsibility of parents and legal guardians to monitor their minor children’s use of library materials and resources, including Internet access.
Users have the right of confidentiality in all their activities with resources and services provided by the Library. The Library supports the user’s right to privacy; however, users are advised that because security is technically difficult to achieve, electronic communications and files could become public.
All users of the Library Internet workstations will utilize this Library resource in a way that is appropriate for an open public area shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals are asked to consider this when accessing potentially controversial information and images. All users are expected to follow all Internet-related rules, regulations and procedures established for its use including, but not limited to, those of the Library.
Internet users will:
Internet users are prohibited from:
Professional librarians on staff are authorized to terminate the Internet session of any customer who fails to comply with this policy; to take further action in accordance with the Patron Code of Conduct; and to report illegal activity of which they become aware to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees
September 26, 2002