While the Library offers pointers to a wide range of useful and interesting sites through its homepage, all Internet sites are accessible. Some Internet sites may contain inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, indecent, controversial or offensive material. The Library does not and may not monitor, control, or provide barriers to such material and cannot be held responsible for its content. We firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may come across material that is inconsistent with the goals of the Library.
The freedom to access information is also a responsibility. The Internet enables the Library to provide resource not available within the confines of its own collection. Currently, however, the Internet is not a regulated 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 offensive and/or illegal. Internet resources are not subject to the same selection criteria which the Library uses for other materials.
The Library advises patrons to exercise judgment and discrimination when evaluating the usefulness and reliability of material found on the Internet. As with all library materials, restriction of a child’s access is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
It is not acceptable to use the Internet for any purposes, which violate United State or Pennsylvania Commonwealth Laws to transmit threatening, obscene or harassing materials, or interfere with or disrupt network users, services, or equipment. The display of sexually explicit graphics on any viewing screen is a violation of the Pennsylvania Crime Code, 18 PA C.S. 5903 and is strictly prohibited.
Approved Advisory Board of Trustees, October 14, 2021