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Internet Use Policy

                                              

Carsonville Public Libary offers a variety of electronic resources to its patrons. These resources include free access to the Internet. Carsonville Public Library upholds and affirms the right of individuals to have access to consitutionally protected material. The library also upholds that it is the right and responsibility of parents to determine and monitor their children's use of library materials and resources.
Patrons and staff who use the library's Internet connection are subject to the following cautions, regulations and procedures:

  1. To comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act, Carsonville Public Library has installed filtering software on its Internet accessible computers, patrons over the age 18 that are doing educational research may request that we disable the filter during their use period.

  2. Filtering software does not guarantee that objectionable material will not be seen. Parents and guardians should still monitor their children's Internet use.

  3. Patrons of Carsonville Public Library are advised not to disclose personal or financial information over the Internet. Any information that you enter into the Internet can be read by other people. The library is not responsible for any harm that may occur from the disclosure of confidential information.

  4. The computer network of Carsonville Public Library is protected by virus protection software. However, damages from computer viruses is not guaranteed. Patrons of Carsonville Public Library are advised to use our computer resources at their own risk. The library is not responsible or liable for virus damage to patron's storage media or devices.

  5. The library does not guarantee the accurracy of information found on the Internet. Information on the Internet may be incorrect, misleading, incomplete or not current.

The following activities are prohibited:

  1. The Internet may not be used for activities that are prohibited by federal law.
    Some material on the Internet may be protected by federal copyright laws. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials is illegal, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use." Generally, fair use of copyright materials is limited to copies made for personal use, private study, scholarship, or research. If the use of copyrighted material does not fall within fair use, permission from the copyright holder to use the material must be obtained before any such use. If in doubt about whether or not your use may infringe on material protected by a copyright, ask the copyright owner for permission to use the protected material. Violation of copyright laws can result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Customers of the library who are found to be repeat infringers of copyrighted material may have their computer use privileges terminated . Users of the library’s computer terminals are solely responsible for use of materials that may constitute copyright infringement.

  2. The Internet may not be used for activities that are prohibited by Nebraska law.

  3. Library patrons may not use Carsonville Public Library's computer equipment to harm other users or other computer systems.

  4. The computer equipment must be used as installed. You may not add, delete or change anything on library computers.

Violation of Internet Use Guidelines
The police will be contacted if a staff member reasonably suspects that behavior which constitutes a criminal offense has been committed on library premises.
It is the policy of the Carsonville Public Library to ask customers whose behavior is inappropriate for a public library to modify their behavior. If they fail to do so, they will be asked to leave the library premises. Consistent with this policy, library customers who violate any of the Internet Use Guidelines may have their library use privileges suspended and be asked to leave the library. Repeated violation of any of the Internet Use Guidelines may result in the termination of library privileges.