Internet Use Policy

Darwin R. Barker Library provides computers and Internet access in support of the library’s mission in providing services that allow for the retrieval of general information and information literacy. The internet access is intended as an informational and educational resource.  While computer access has filtering, in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the library cannot guarantee the filtering software will work 100% of the time nor will it deny access to websites that parents may find objectionable.

The library does not serve in the role of a parent or guardian. The library staff CANNOT act in the place of parents or guardians.  As with private use of all other library materials, it is the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians to monitor their access to internet websites, as well as their children’s access.

Library patrons are expected to follow all local, state and federal ordinances, regulations and laws pertaining to proper, legal computer usage. Users engaged in illegal activities involving library computers may be subject to prosecution and loss of library access. This includes the display, printing, sending or dissemination of obscene or pornographic material.

Darwin R. Barker Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, or loss of privacy of financial information accessed via the internet. Library patrons should be aware that the use of public computers is not a private or secure system, third parties may obtain access to information regarding user’s activities and accounts, accessed on the public terminals.

By signing in to use any of the public terminals, patrons are agreeing to the above terms and conditions. Any library staff member has the authority to remove those who do not abide by  or follow these policies.