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Internet Access Policy

In accordance with the Boulder Public Library Mission Statement, Internet access is offered as a service to all library users for the purpose of broadening the spectrum of information resources available in our library. Use of the Internet and sites chosen for the Library's Web site uphold American Library Association guidelines.*

Individual Internet use will not be monitored by Library staff, although it must comply with library rules. Some information on the Internet may be found offensive, inaccurate, or inappropriate by individuals. Parents, guardians, or care givers of minors are responsible for their children's use of the Internet. The Boulder Public Library is not responsible for information accessed on the Internet. Users should read and follow Boulder Public Library's Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Resources.

*Guidelines from The Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to View and Freedom to Read statements are part of the ALA Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.

Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Information Resources

All users of electronic information resources at the Boulder Public Library are expected to use these resources in a responsible and ethical manner that is consistent with the Boulder Public Library Mission Statement.

Use of these resources at the Boulder Public Library constitutes acknowledgement of the following conditions:

  1. Electronic information resources are provided for educational and informational purposes.
  2. Unauthorized, illegal, or unethical activities are prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  3. The rights and privacy of others will be respected.
  4. Compliance with copyright and licensing laws is required.

Boulder Public Library Staff cannot provide personalized training. Computers are available by a reservation management system.

The Boulder Public Library does not offer individual e-mail accounts or access to Internet newsgroups. We reserve the right to restrict Internet protocols and functions, such as telnet, at our discretion.

Reaffirmed by the Library Commission on March 5, 2008.


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