Internet Use Policy


The internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of materials and opinions. In offering internet access, the staff of the Paul Sawyier Public Library cannot control or edit the accessed content. Users are responsible for the content they access. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the internet in the Library. The Paul Sawyier Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damages or consequences, direct or indirect, arising from use of its internet services.

Paul Sawyier Public Library Computer/Internet Use Policy

Using any public access computer/internet workstation at the Paul Sawyier Public Library is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in loss of this privilege.

Examples of inappropriate use include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

  1. Any illegal activity
  2. Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected materials
  3. Tampering with Library software and hardware, including, but not limited to attempting to circumvent security, changing wallpaper, adding/deleting icons, bookmarks, etc.; sending threatening, obscene or harassing materials, messages
  4. Sending, receiving, displaying, viewing, printing text and/or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene

When a patron uses a public access computer/internet workstation at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, he/she agrees to use the computer/internet resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided. He/she agrees to abide by the Library’s rules and regulations. Misuse of the Library’s computer/internet workstations and/or equipment may result in the loss of patron privilege to use this equipment.

Library staff is available to assist patrons with internet usage, but may not be familiar with every application patrons wish to use. Due to scheduling restraints, there may not be an internet-trained librarian on duty at all times. Because of the many different available applications, Library staff cannot provide complete technical support.

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