Internet Use Policy

Statement

In keeping with our Mission Statement to actively provide reference service to community residents of all ages, using the Library’s entire collection and all appropriate sources, we believe access to the internet is important to the community.

About the Internet

The internet is a global network of computer systems providing access to vast amounts of information. By navigating through the World Wide Web users will be able to participate in a worldwide exchange of information. The internet is an ever-changing forum of information and a wide variety of ideas may be expressed. The Library does not and cannot control the content obtained from sources via the internet. Users must keep the following points in mind when evaluating information obtained from the Internet:

  1. Information may not be accurate or current.
  2. Information may not be valid or reliable
  3. Access to various sites is often unpredictable and availability may be uncertain
  4. Certain information may be considered offensive, inappropriate, or controversial by some users.
  5. Some sites exist only for commercial purposes.

We urge users to be informed and to carefully evaluate information obtained from the internet. The Library is not responsible for damages, indirect or direct, arising from a patron’s use of Internet information resources.

The Eisenhower Public Library District prohibits the use of library equipment or the library's internet connection (wireless and wired) to access obscene material, child pornography, or material that can be considered harmful to minors (720 ILCS 5/11-21). The Eisenhower Public Library District reserves the right to suspend library privileges of persons who violate this policy. In addition, persons who violate this policy may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities, in accordance with the applicable local, state and federal laws and statutes.

The library pays a set fee for connection to the Internet. This fee does not include equipment or supplies (paper and ink cartridges). The library reserves the right to charge any fees it deems appropriate related to internet use.

We firmly believe that the potential value of information available through the internet far outweighs the possibility that users may come across material that is inconsistent with the goals of the Library.