Public Use of the Internet Policy
The Shorewood Public Library provides access to the Internet for our patrons as part of our mission to provide a variety of library materials, information and programs to meet personal, recreational, educational, and professional needs. The goal in providing Internet access is to enhance the library's existing collection in size and depth and to offer resources not available locally.
Shorewood Public Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The Internet connects the user to resources outside this library. Not all resources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information and some of the materials may be offensive, disturbing or illegal.
Because the screens of Internet work stations may be viewed by patrons in the library other than the user, display of materials is to be prohibited if it contains: nudity; lewd, indecent, or obscene materials; or material deemed "harmful to children" as defined in Wisconsin State Statutes.
This Internet work station may be used only for legal purposes.
Examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to, the following:
The library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its Internet services or from its connections to other Internet services. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion.
As with other library materials, responsibility for children's use of the Internet rests with their parent or legal guardian.
Librarians will monitor the use of the Internet station.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in loss of Internet use privileges.
Adopted by Library Board on June 2, 1997
Last Revised: February 3, 2004