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Internet Access Policy

As part of its objective to provide for the open exchange of information, the Cora J. Belden Library provides connections to the Internet through both Library computers and wireless Internet access. The Library’s Internet Access Policy is intended to provide a safe and comfortable environment for library users of all ages.

Library User Responsibilities

The Library encourages individuals to exercise judgment and discrimination when evaluating the usefulness and reliability of material found on the Internet. As with all library materials, restriction of a child's access is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

It is not acceptable to use the Internet for any purposes that violate federal or state laws; to knowingly view or disseminate obscene materials; to transmit threatening or harassing materials; to install or download software; or to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or equipment.

When library users access the Internet in the Library, they are accepting this Internet Access Policy.

Library Practices

The Library does not retain browser history or personal information entered into websites or applications. However, the Internet is not a private environment, and the security of electronic communication cannot be guaranteed.

In addition, access to material of a controversial or mature nature, as well as to material that is not accurate, complete or current, is unavoidable. While the Town of Rocky Hill maintains virus protection on all its Library computers, we cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage to any user’s data or removable storage device.

Failure to follow the Library’s Internet Access Policy, especially in regard to viewing or disseminating illegal or obscene materials at any library within the Library Connection consortium, will result in the revocation of Internet and Library privileges. In addition, the Library may report suspected activities in violation of this Policy to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Approved by the Library Board of Directors, 9/14/99. Amended: 4/12/04; 9/20/04; 2/12/07; Approved 6/11/18.

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

PHONE:   860-258-7621  

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