Internet Access Policy

Woodland Public Library offers public access to the Internet in order to provide equal access to information and resources which meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of all members of the Woodland community. Users should be aware that the Internet is a global entity. While the Internet offers unprecedented opportunities to enlarge the scope of information available to all users, it is an unregulated medium in which any person, institution, or group in the world can post data. The Woodland Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information available on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the content, accuracy, or quality of the information retrieved or images viewed. Some Internet sites contain information which the user may find controversial or offensive. The Library is responsible only for the content of the Woodland Public Library Home Page, which presents information about the Library and guides users to recommended informational sites beyond library walls. As is the case with other resources in the Library collection, any restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.
Acceptable Use:

Internet workstations must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of others, and taking care with the use of the equipment. Use of the Internet must be consistent with the Woodland Public Library’s Rules and Regulations Governing Public Behavior. Computer and Internet settings may not be changed. Additional software or files may not be installed or downloaded to any library computer.

The workstations may not be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of the display of any notices concerning the copyright of information on the Internet. A work protected by copyright may not be copied without permission of the copyright owners, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use". Any responsibility for the consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user.

The Internet workstations are in public areas and privacy cannot be guaranteed. The City of Woodland is committed to providing an environment free of harassment. Users may not display on screens and/or printers materials which may be reasonably construed to be obscene or otherwise objectionable by community standards.

May 1998

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