Internet and Computer Acceptable Use Policy
The Avalon Free Public Library provides a broad range of information resources, including those available through the internet. Access to the internet enables the library to greatly expand its information services beyond traditional collections and resources. We make this service available in support of our mission.
The internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, it is an unregulated medium and not all sources on the internet provide accurate, complete or current information. The Avalon Free Public Library cannot monitor or control information accessed through the internet and is not responsible for its content, quality, accuracy, or currency. Internet users will need to evaluate for themselves the validity of information found.
The internet may contain information that is controversial, sexually explicit, or offensive. Library patrons use the internet at their own risk. Parents are responsible for their children’s use of the library’s resources and facilities. Parents who believe that their children cannot responsibly use the Library’s internet access are requested to monitor their children’s internet use.
Library internet computers will not be used for illegal activity, or to access materials that by local community standards would be considered obscene.
Users must leave their terminal promptly at the end of their session, in respect to other patrons who are waiting.
If a patron violates the Acceptable Use Policy, the library staff may request that he/she leave the terminals, and may prohibit a patron from future use on the computers.
Available bandwidth on the Library’s public wireless network is capped at 2 gigabytes (GB) of data per person per day.