Internet Access Policy

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library does not monitor, and has no control over, information accessed through the internet and cannot be responsible for its content. As with all other library materials, children's access to the internet is the sole responsibility of the children's parent or guardian. A complete explanation is available from our computer use policy. Five computers are available for use by patrons over the age of 16 in the reference room; four computers are available in the Children's area for patrons under the age of 16. Wireless (Wi-fi) is available within the library and the library's outdoor courtyard.

Rights of Patrons/Users of the Internet

The library respects the rights and confidentiality of its patrons. Users must comply with U.S. copyright law and all other applicable state and federal laws governing information access. Use of the Internet for activities that violate local, state, or federal laws is prohibited. This includes activities such as viewing child pornography, committing fraud, or spreading libel or slander.

The library is a public building with numerous visitors of all ages and sensibilities each day. The library seeks to provide an atmosphere that is pleasant and not disruptive to its patrons. For this reason, Internet viewing of material or text that is inappropriate in a public forum is not allowed. The library asks patrons to be aware of and sensitive to others using the library. Materials that one person may find acceptable can be offensive to others. A computer with a privacy screen is located in the reference room for adult patrons.