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Computer Use and Internet Access Policy

Approved by the Library Commission on April 5, 2017.

Internet access and use of computers are offered as a service and will not be monitored by library staff, although their use must comply with library rules.  Computers are available by a reservation management system. Wireless internet (WiFi) is provided by the City of Boulder “Connect Boulder” WiFi network. The library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the wireless network. The library does not guarantee a wireless connection or that access to all online resources will be available via wireless connection. Library staff may not be able to provide technical assistance.

The Boulder Public Library complies with state and federal law mandating the use of filtering software in public libraries. Users should be aware that filtering software is inherently imprecise and flawed and may not block information that some individuals may consider offensive, inaccurate, or inappropriate. The library cannot guarantee that the filter will protect against access to internet material that is obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors because of its technological limitations. Parents, guardians, or caregivers 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. All users should read and follow the Electronic Resources Use Policy. Use of the internet and sites chosen for the library’s website uphold American Library Association (ALA) guidelines.*

*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.

Electronic Information Resources Use Policy

Electronic information resources are offered as free resources. Use of these resources must comply with library rules.

Terms of use:

  1. Unauthorized, illegal, or unethical activities are prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  2. The rights and privacy of others will be respected.
  3. Compliance with copyright and licensing laws is required.

Approved by the Library Commission on April 5, 2017.