The Millburn Free Public Library is making internet access available to the public, as an informational and educational resource, in support of its stated mission "to provide the citizens of Millburn Township with free and equal access to information in print, non-print, and electronic formats."
Consistent with the Library's mission, this policy affirms the safeguarding of First Amendment Rights, intellectual freedom, equity of access, confidentiality of information about users and their use of Library Resources. The Library affirms the following principles and user's rights as set forth in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights in Cyberspace:
The Internet is a global network that provides dynamic resources and facilitates communication. Library staff cannot control access points that often change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby notified, they are responsible for the choice of sites they visit.
The Millburn Free Public Library makes no warranty, expressed or implied, for the timeliness, accuracy, or usefulness for a particular purpose of information accessed via the Internet.
Since the computer workstations in the Library, on which the public can access the Internet, are located in public areas which must be shared by users of all ages, backgrounds, and sensibilities, individuals are asked to consider this when accessing potentially controversial information and images. Library staff cannot consistently and effectively monitor the public. All users of the Internet are expected to use this Library resource in a responsible and courteous manner, consistent with the purposes for which it is provided, and to follow all Internet-related rules, regulations, and procedures established for its use including, but not limited to, those of the Library. Responsible, courteous use of the Internet includes:
Violation of the policies and regulations that govern the use of the Library's Internet Resources may result in suspension or loss of privilege to use these resources. Illegal activity involving the Library's Internet Resources will be subject to prosecution by the appropriate authorities.
The Board of Trustees
Millburn Free Public Library
September 9, 1996
With thanks to the Trustees and Staff of the
Princeton Public Library Princeton, NJ
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