Use of the Internet access computers requires a library card number. Those ineligible for a free library card – i.e., international, out-of-state residents – may be issued a free "Internet use only" (no borrowing privileges) card by presenting some personal identification.
The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions from varied points of view. It is a global electronic network which enables the library to provide information to customers beyond the library’s collection.
The library does not monitor and has no control over the information on the Internet. Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. You may need to question the validity of the information you find.
Materials obtained or copied on this computer network may be subject to copyright laws. Illegal activities or any other activities that are intended to interfere with or disrupt network users, services, or equipment are prohibited.
In offering Internet access, the library cannot control access points which often change rapidly and unpredictably. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion and the library is not responsible for any access points they reach. As with other library materials, parents and guardians of children, not the library, are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet. While it is the responsibility of parents to establish rules for their children’s use of the Internet, the NBPL has taken steps to assist parents in this task. The Library has installed on the children’s computers a blocking service which prevents known violent or sexually explicit material from being accessed. This service has proven to be reliable in blocking inappropriate children’s material from appearing on these computers. However, since some content providers deliberately attempt to thwart blocking programs and since some children seek to overcome such blocking, the NBPL does not guarantee that inappropriate material will not be accessed by children; appropriate use of the Internet must be the responsibility of parents. Parents are encouraged to read Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet: Tips for Parents and Guardians and view the resources for parents and guardians at http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents.
Approved by the Board of Library Trustees - November 11, 1996
Adopted - February 24, 1997
Amended & Reassigned – April 8, 2003
Amended & Reassigned – August 17, 2004
Amended & Reassigned – May 7, 2012
This Policy will be periodically reviewed by the Board of Library Trustees on the first to occur of (i) as circumstances may require or (ii) every two years from the date of adoption, last amendment, or last review. Adopted, last amended, or last reviewed on May 7, 2012.