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Internet Policy & Computer Use Rules
The East Orange Public Library is committed to providing the Library users with the best and most current resources available. As part of our goal to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of our public, the Library makes available free access to the Internet via in-house PCs and Wi-Fi access.
The Library endorses the American Library Association Bill of Rights.
The Internet is a worldwide entity with a diverse user population. The Library does not endorse or sanction the content or viewpoints expressed on the Internet. The Library does not vouch for the accuracy, authenticity, or timeliness of information accessed via the Internet. The Library makes no guarantee, either expressed or implied with respect to the quality or content of information available on the Internet. Because the Internet is a vast and unregulated information network, it may enable access to ideas, information, images, and commentary beyond the confines of development policies. It is left to each user to determine what information is appropriate.
Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for providing guidance in using the Internet to the children under their care. Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Parents are encouraged to teach their children safe internet use practices. In accordance with CIPA (the Children's Internet Protection Act), the library uses internet filters to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for the receipt of certain federal funding.
Users have the right of confidentiality in all their activities with resources and services provided by the Library. The Library supports the user's right to privacy; however, users are advised that because security is technically difficult to achieve, electronic communications and files could become public.
Users must respect Intellectual property rights by making only authorized copies of copyrighted, licensed or otherwise controlled software. Legal downloading is only allowed on patron-owned devices.
The library does not provide information about patrons' library records, use of other EOPL materials, or use of the internet to law enforcement officials without an appropriate court order. However, law enforcement officers may take action on their own if they observe illegal activity in plain view. Users are reminded that illegal use of the internet is prohibited by state and federal laws and by EOPL policy.
Where can I use the computers?
How do I get to use a computer and for how long?
How much does printing cost?
How can I save my work?
Patrons cannot save their work to our computers. As such, the library recommends the use of Flash drives. Also, patrons can create/upload their documents to various online storage sites.
The use and operation of EAST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY computing facilities is subject to the following disclaimers:
EAST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY reserves the right to use its discretion to terminate any and all library privileges at any time.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on 5/99.