The Library is committed to serving “all individuals without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin or gender.” It also recognizes that “its major concern must be a positive contribution toward the promotion of knowledge, tolerance and concern for our fellow man.”
In keeping with these goals, the Library will make the Internet available to Library patrons. The Library is offering this tool as a complement to its varied resources. Elmont Library Patrons shall have priority use of the Internet over non-Library patrons.
Use of this technology shall be consistent with the Library’s mission, goals, policies, and procedures, and with the applicable local, state, federal and international laws.
The Library makes no warranty, expressed or implied, for the timeliness, accuracy or usefulness of any information accessed via the Internet. Please be aware that with access to computers all over the world comes the availability of material that may be considered “inappropriate” for some users. The Library firmly believes that the valuable information available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure information that is not consistent with the educational and research goals of the Library.
If patrons enter into a fee-based service, any charges incurred are their responsibility.
Access to the Internet will not include visiting inappropriate and/or pornographic Websites.
Users may print materials on the Library’s printers for a fee. Users may not download information to the Library’s hard drive. Information can be downloaded to a patron’s personal storage device.
As with other materials in the Adult Section, access for children under the age of 14 is the responsibility of that child’s parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian while using the computer on the Adult side.
Staff will assist in the initial start-up of the system; however, staff cannot provide extended instruction.
The Library reserves the right to restrict the time that any one user may gain access to the system, and to place other reasonable restrictions as the need arises. Failure to comply with Library rules and regulations may result in termination of Internet access privileges and may additionally result in suspension or termination of other or all Library privileges.
POLICY NO. 700-5
AMENDED 3/27/2000, 12/28/2006