The Library has no control over the information available over the Internet and cannot be held responsible for content and accuracy.
The Library cannot be held responsible for any confidential or financial information patrons may send over the Internet. A person’s use of the Internet leaves electronic information in the public domain. Internet communications are not private, nor are they confidential.
Parents are expected to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.
Display of obscene material by persons of any age is not acceptable behavior at the Library.
Failure to use the Internet stations responsibly may result in revocation of Internet privileges. Examples of inappropriate uses of the Internet stations include but are not limited to the following:
- Using a library card number or guest pass other than your own
- Using the Internet for illegal purposes, for example, the display of child pornography.
- Using the Internet in violation of the Massachusetts General Law 272 Section 31, the Harmful to Minors statute.
- Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format.
- Transmission of chain mail, broadcast letters, or junk mail of any type.
- Transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials. Obscene materials, as determined by the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, are illegal.
- Unauthorized access to remote computer systems, including so-called “hacking.”
- Destruction of, damage to, or alteration of library equipment, software or network security
- Food and drinks are not allowed near the computers.
All conversations should be kept to a minimum and patrons should speak in low tones. Cell phones and pagers should be turned off or set to vibrate. We ask that you step outside or into the hallways to use your cell phones.