West Bridgewater Public Library
The Internet and its available resources may contain materials of a controversial nature. In offering Internet access, library staff cannot control access points which often change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby reminded that the information they find is their responsibility. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection. Public Library workstations are not private or secure.
The library cannot be responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of information found. The user needs to be a good information consumer, questioning the validity of information.
The Library does not provide filters for the Internet computer stations.
The West Bridgewater Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its World Wide Web server or from its connections to other Internet services.
Computer & Internet Use:
Computing resources may only be used for legal purposes. Examples of unacceptable purposes include but are not limited to the following:
- Harassment of others:
- Libeling or slandering other users:
- Destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the library or other users;
- Disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications;
- Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material.
Computing resources should be used in accordance with the ethical standards of the library. Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Violation of computer system security:
- Violation of guidelines of the networks traversed;
- Unauthorized use of computer accounts, access codes, or network identification numbers assigned to others;
- Installation, downloading, or modification of software;
- Use of computer communications facilities in ways that unnecessarily impede the computing activities of others:
- Violation of software license agreements:
- Violation of network usage policies and regulations:
- Violation of another user’s privacy.
- Viewing pornography on public computers.
The West Bridgewater Public Library reserves the right to terminate a user’s access to computers and internet connections at any time for violations of our policies or accrued fines on the user’s account.