Vineland Public Library


Internet Policy

Vineland Public Library Internet Policy

The Vineland Public Library offers Internet access as part of its mission to provide access to a wide range of information and ideas.

The Internet allows users to connect to networks of resources outside of the library. However, the Internet is currently an unregulated medium. It offers access to a wealth of material that is personally, professionally and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages, but it also enables access to some material that may be inaccurate, offensive and/or illegal. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.

To assist users in their exploration of the Internet, staff librarians will recommend resources that are informative and age appropriate. This will include identifying appropriate sites for children exploring the Internet. However, the library upholds and affirms the right and responsibility of parents to determine and monitor their children's use of all library materials and resources. Library users, whether children or adults, are the final selectors in using the Internet and are responsible for their individual choices and decisions. The library endorses the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights.

The Vineland Public Library's computers may not be used for purposes contrary to state or federal laws, or in ways that interfere with or disrupt other users, service or equipment. Activities which are not allowed include, but are not limited to, unauthorized access to any network or computer system; causing degradation of system performance; damaging computer equipment or software; violation of copyright laws; and display of graphic pornography which is inappropriate for an open public environment. Such display could be considered sexual harassment. The library does not offer server space for email accounts or web pages, but patrons may establish and use web-based email accounts

Failure to use the Internet computers appropriately may result in loss of computer privileges and criminal prosecution.

The library disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through its electronic information systems, or any consequences thereof.

Approved by the Vineland Public Library Board of Trustees
Revised Dec. 17, 1999 and April 26, 2001
Approved revision by Vineland Public Library Board of Trustees April 7, 2011