Access to the Internet and other electronic resources
In keeping with the library’s objective to provide our
patrons with free and equal access to information, regardless
of the format in which the information is presented, Birchard
Public Library provides public access to the Internet and other
electronic resources. Birchard Public Library subscribes to the
American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights,
including its Access to Electronic Information Services and Networks.
1. To use an Internet computer at Birchard Public Library, a patron must:
* have a valid Birchard Public Library card or other
Clevnet Library card and register at the main library Information
Desk to be included in the CybraryN database; or
* obtain a temporary user number at this desk; or
* if using a branch Internet computer, must sign the
Internet Access Policy Agreement.
2. To obtain Internet access for her/his minor children, a
parent or guardian must sign the
Internet Access Policy Agreement and will receive a copy of Child
Safety on the Information
Highway brochure at this time.
Users of the library public computers agree to hold Birchard
Public Library harmless from any
and all claims, losses, damages, obligations or liabilities,
directly or indirectly relating to the
use of the Internet and the library computers. All use is at
the sole risk of the user.
4. The following uses of the Internet at the library are prohibited:
* Any violation of contemporary community standards
regarding obscenity as defined in 2907.01 of the Ohio Revised
Code, specifically the display of sexually explicit graphics
and the display or transmission of profane, abusive and threatening
Access to material that is considered harmful to juveniles
as described in the “OBSCENITY” section of
the Ohio Revised Code 2907.31;
* Violations of the copyright law of the United States
(Title 17 U.S. Code);
* Violations of any local, state, or federal statute;
* Violations of any software licensing agreements.
5. Users of these resources shall not:
* use another person's card number;
* attempt to modify or gain access to files,
passwords, or data belonging to others;
* seek unauthorized access to the computer
* install software on any library computer;
* damage, alter, or install software components
of any network or database; or
* misuse the library's computers and/or
Violations of this policy and the "Rules
for library computer use" will result in
the loss of Internet privileges. Any objections
on the part of the patron may be filed as a complaint
in the Library's normal procedure.
Revised by the Board of Trustees - June 18, 2008
- Resolution 39-08.