Use of Computer Resources
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library provides access to computer equipment, programs, databases, and the Internet, giving the opportunity to become acquainted with state-of-the-art technology to access the broadest range of information, information available only through this medium, and time-sensitive information for a community of diverse individuals. The CRRL provides access to global information resources to promote cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities for every member of the community, and to provide for an open exchange of ideas by all members of the community. Not all sources provide accurate, complete, or current information. Users are urged to be good information consumers, critically evaluating all information found on the Internet.
Because electronic networks and equipment encompass factors which may be beyond the Library’s control, CRRL assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its Web server or from its connections to other Internet services. If patrons experience problems, CRRL staff will make every effort to troubleshoot or retrieve information.
All users of the Library’s computer resources are expected to use these resources responsibly. Parents and legal guardians are urged to provide guidance to their own children. Children’s librarians are trained and eager to advise parents who request help in finding appropriate sites or designing search strategies to locate materials for their children.
The CRRL provides an Internet filtering tool on computers accessible to the public. Adult patrons may enable unfiltered access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
Computer resources may not be used for the following purposes:
- Violation of any applicable federal, state, or local laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations
- Viewing or possession of obscenity or child pornography
- For patrons under the age of 18, viewing material that is harmful to juveniles
- Destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library
- Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to any computing, information, or communications devices or resources
- Disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications
- Unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted material or materials protected in other ways such as trademarks, licenses, or brand names
- Violation of any computer systems security
- Unauthorized use of computer accounts, access codes, or network identification numbers assigned to others
- Violation of software license agreements
- Violation of another person’s or party’s privacy
- Any and all other matters which the Library, in its sole discretion and in consideration of the best interests of the public, determines to be unacceptable purposes
Failure to comply with this policy and these regulations may result in denial of access to the Library’s computers and/or the Library as follows:
- Initial warning
- Denial of access to computers
- Denial of access to the Library