keeping with the library’s mission to make accessible a broad range of
information in a variety of formats, the Fulda Memorial Library
provides free public access to the Internet.
The library has no control over the information available on the
Internet and is not responsible for its content. Not all Internet
sources provide accurate, complete, or current information. Information
on the Internet may be controversial and/or objectionable. Only
individual users can determine what is most appropriate for their
needs. Parents and legal guardians of minor children must assume
responsibility for their children’s use of or exposure to the Internet
through the library’s connection. As with other materials in the
library, any restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the
sole responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. Parents should
guide their children as to choices of Internet sources just as they
guide their children’s reading choices.
The library assumes no responsibility for any damage, direct or
indirect, that users or anyone else may suffer through library access
to the Internet.
It is the policy of the Fulda
Memorial Library to provide free access to information to users of all
ages, while attempting to protect them from unwanted exposure to
graphically depicted obscenity and child pornography and to restrict
access by minors to materials harmful to minors. In order to offer such
protection, and to comply with Public Law 106-554, Title XVII, also
known as the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the library has
installed filtering software that is intended by the manufacturer to
block access to possible illegal or inappropriate sites. This filtering
software should block access by adults to visual depictions that are
obscene or child pornography, and by minors to visual depictions that
are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors, as defined in the
Children’s Internet Protection Act. The user should be aware, however,
that no device or software can block every site that contains illegal
or inappropriate content, and sites may be blocked that do not contain
illegal or inappropriate content. The library does not accept
responsibility for these incidents.
for disabling the filtering software for purposes of bona fide research
of other lawful purposes should be directed to library staff. If the
user encounters sites that may be illegal, staff should be notified
immediately. Library staff members are able to unblock individual
websites and/or disable the entire filter for patrons 17 years old and
older upon request. Library staff members will enable filter once again
immediately after patrons that have requested filter disabling are
finished using that computer.
Users wishing to access the Internet at the Fulda Memorial Library must agree to comply with the following Rules of Conduct:
computers will not be used for illegal activity, to access illegal
materials, or to access materials that by local community standards
would be obscene.
- Users will obey copyright laws and licensing agreements.
Users will not make any attempt to gain unauthorized access to
restricted library or Internet files or networks, or to damage or
modify computer equipment or software at the library or at another
location by using library connections.
Users will not disclose, use, or disseminate personal information
regarding minors without written authorization of the parent or legal
guardian of the minors involved.
employees are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to
enforce the Rules of Conduct, and/or to prohibit use by persons who
fail to comply with the Internet Acceptable Use Policy as stated or