Internet Usage Agreement

The East Lake Community Library offers Internet resources equally to all users. The Internet enables the library to provide resources not available within the confines of its own collection. However, the Internet is an unregulated medium. It offers access to a wealth of material that is personally, professionally, and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages, but it also enables access to some materials that may be offensive and/or illegal. Individual users must accept responsibility for determining the suitability of content for themselves and their children. In addition, users must respect the legal protections to data and software provided by copyright and licensing laws. Users may not represent themselves as another person nor use Internet access to transmit obscene, threatening, or harassing materials. Although library staff and volunteers are able to offer some searching suggestions and answer some questions, they cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet or computer use.

 

Because computers are located in a public area, what you view is not private. Please be considerate of other library users and refrain from displaying materials that might reasonably be considered objectionable.

 

Library computers are provided to customers for the purpose of accessing information and reference resources. In order to make these resources available to as many customers as possible and to make sure that the equipment is used in a manner consistent with the Library Code of Conduct, the following rules apply:


- In order to allow all customers an opportunity to use the equipment, customers may

be asked to comply with sign-in and time limitations.


- Because computers are located in a public area, what you view is not private.

Please be considerate of other library users and refrain from displaying materials

that might reasonably be considered objectionable.


- In accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapters 847.011(1)a and 847.0133(1), displaying

obscene materials to minors or printing such materials may be a violation of the law

and could result in penalties up to and including imprisonment.


- Misuse of library computers will result in the loss of computer privileges, potential loss of library privileges and possible prosecution. Such misuse includes, but is not limited to: damaging or altering computer equipment or software; downloading or installing any program on the hard drive of any computer; sending, displaying or printing inappropriate material.

East Lake Community Library  ·  4125 East Lake Road  ·  Palm Harbor, Florida  ·  34685  ·  727-773-2665 (BOOK)