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About the Library: Policies: Internet and Computer Use

The Moorestown Library offers free access to the Internet and other electronic resources as part of its mission to meet the collective informational needs and cultural interests of township residents of all ages.  Preference will be given to registered Moorestown Library cardholders in good standing.

The Library does not monitor, control or endorse any information found on the Internet and is not responsible for its content, thoroughness, timeliness, accuracy or availability. Users are advised to evaluate for themselves the validity of information accessed on the Internet.

Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Parents are advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions.

Filtering software to block sexually explicit content is used on selected Internet workstations. Because filtering software is not 100 percent effective, users are advised that inappropriate material may be displayed and that appropriate material may be blocked.

The Library supports the user's right to privacy for Internet and other computer sessions, as with all resources and services provided by the Library, but because security is technically difficult to achieve, users are advised that electronic communications and files could become public.

The Library is not responsible for damage to a user's disk or computer, or for any loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur, whether directly, indirectly or consequentially, from use of the Library's computers, including any damage resulting from viruses.

Using Library Internet computers for commercial activities for personal profit is prohibited. Displaying obscenity, child pornography, material harmful to minors and other illegal materials is prohibited. Tampering with the Library's computers and other illegal activities which violate state and/or federal laws are also prohibited. Violators will lose their Library privileges and will be prosecuted.

Library staff are authorized to terminate an Internet or other session on any workstation when a user violates this policy, the Library's patron conduct or other policies, or applicable laws.

The Library reserves the right to block access to any specific sites which may impair network performance or security.

The Library Director is authorized to promulgate procedures for regulating access to the Internet and other electronic resources.

Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, March 19, 1997; modified September 17, 1997, July 19,2000, and September 29, 2010..