Internet access is made available as a part of Glacier County Library's mission to provide equitable access and service in fulfilling the information needs of the community. Since the accuracy of information on the Internet is the responsibility of the producer, some information may not meet the Library's collection development standards. The library provides access to this information but does not guarantee accuracy. Neither can the library ensure that the content of material found on the Internet will be consistent with personal or family values and boundaries.
As with other information the user chooses to access, the library staff will respect the patron's confidentiality. However, since Internet computer screens are visible to others, items displayed are not totally for private viewing. The library staff reserves the right to monitor use of the Internet workstations to ensure compliance with this "Internet Use Policy."
Use of Glacier County Library's Internet computers is available to any visitor to the library who uses this privilege in a responsible manner and abides by pertinent Library Internet and Circulation Policies. Failure to comply with these policies may result in the suspension or loss of library and/or Internet use privileges.
As with other library materials, restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility and right of the parent or legal guardian. The following rules, procedures, and guidelines do not negate this parental responsibility and authority, but are meant to aid all parents and minors in responsible and safe usage while in the public venue of the library.
Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and a use authorization form must be signed by the parent or legal guardian, when using the equipment for the first time. In cases where a child arrives at the library without adult supervision, a child will be allowed to use the Internet if the authorization form has been completed and is on file in the library.
We encourage parents to talk to their children about using the Internet safely. We can direct you to books, web sites and pamphlets on this very important topic.
As time permits, librarians will help guide minors to suitable age appropriate materials. However, minors and adults found to be in violation of this Internet Policy will have their Internet session terminated. Repeat offense, involving numbers 1-5 below, will result in termination of Internet privileges.
The following meets the requirements for a Specific Internet Safety Policy for patrons under the age of 17 as required by the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA).
These rules are in effect to protect minors while using the Internet in the library.
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