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VI. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY: Electronic Information Resources Electronic resources provide an almost unlimited scope of informational and recreational opportunities to patrons of the libraries. Access to these resources is governed by policies that ensure their widest possible legitimate use. As with print materials, both the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statements apply and are supported. The Park County Library System provides resources and services to inform, to empower, to inspire and to encourage respect for individuals and ideas. In an effort to provide a broad spectrum of information resources to Library users, the Park County Library System offers Internet access on selected public terminals. This access is available equally to all users. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national and international sources of information. However, it is a fluid environment with the content and format of information constantly changing. Some information on the Internet may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or offensive to some individuals. Informed consumers must use their own critical judgment to evaluate the validity and appropriateness of information found at each Internet site visited. As with all materials in the Library, any restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent, guardian, or caregiver. Parents or legal guardians should guide their children on Internet usage and inform them as to sites that are appropriate and inappropriate to access. Parents may wish to spend time online with their children to discuss information that is available and how it should be used. For more information on children and the internet, see Connect Safely and Child Safety on the Information Highway
Specific rules for use of the public Internet stations:
- Users must comply with the legal protection provided by copyright and licensing of programs and data.
- When accessing Internet sites, consider that library users of all ages, backgrounds, and sensibilities share the public areas in which the Internet stations are located.
- Avoid accessing any material that is obscene or harmful to minors. Any activity related to child pornography is illegal.