Internet Use:

The West Bridgewater Public Library welcomes patrons to the Internet.  Sometimes referred to as the “Information Super Highway” the Internet is a global collection of computer networks capable of communicating with each other to provide information and resources to users around the world.

In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the West Bridgewater Public Library endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of West Bridgewater’s community.  By providing access to the Internet, the library is opening a gateway to information broader than its traditional practice of selecting materials and specific services.

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 encourages patrons to browse the available resources with an adventurous spirit.  Unlike materials that reside within the library, Internet resources have not been selected by librarians.  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.

Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees at their regular meeting of August 14, 1996. Amended by the Library Board of Trustees at their regular meeting of Sept. 10, 2013.