Internet Access

Internet access is available on the public computers and through the wireless network. We are very pleased to bring this access and believe the internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources. It is also important to remember that not all Internet sites should be considered valuable or reliable.

The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. Library personnel will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final. Also, library personnel may close access at any time as may be required. The libraries staff or library board may at any time deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.

Internet Rules

  1. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language.
  2. Be careful where you reveal your personal address or phone number. Minors should be especially diligent in not providing any personal information over the internet.
  3. Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the email systems have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
  4. Unauthorized access including “hacking” and other unlawful activities are strictly forbidden.
  5. Do not use the network in such a way that would disrupt others.

For more information on using the Internet safely, see GCF’s Learn Free lessons:

Filtering

The public computers have a filtering program installed that blocks or filters Internet access as required by CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act). It works to protect against access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors. Filters may restrict access to sites that could be deemed objectionable, but may also limit access to sites that have legitimate research value. No filtering system is completely effective or efficient. Internet filtering software or other technology-based protection systems may be disabled by the librarian at the request of an adult.

This filter does not protect computers or other devices which access the Internet via the Wireless network.