Alabama Room Donations
Cell Phone Policy
Charges for Services
Computer Use Policy
Confidentiality of Library Records
Credit/Debit Card Policy
Facility Use Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policy
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Materials Circulation Policy
Patron Behavior Policy
Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials
Service Hours Policy
Test Proctoring Guidelines
Unattended Children Policy
Video Streaming Device
Wireless Access Policy
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
The Internet is a vast, unregulated information resource. Internet users at the Library are expected to use the Internet as an education/information resource. Because anyone can publish anything at any time from anywhere, the Library has no control over nor is it responsible for the content of the information available on the Internet. Users are encouraged to use critical judgment when evaluating the information they find on the Internet.
The following procedures and guidelines are used to help ensure appropriate use of the Internet at the Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County.
Use of the Internet by Minors:
a. Minors (defined as persons under the age of 19) shall not access illegal pornographic material, material “harmful to minors”, or otherwise inappropriate for educational uses.
b. Minors shall not use library resources to engage in “hacking” or attempts to otherwise compromise system security.
c. Minors shall not engage in any illegal or unethical activities on the Internet. Such use includes but is not limited to:
d. Minors should use caution in their use of electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications, as these forms of communication can expose minors to dangerous situations.
e. Minors should never disclose personal information, such as name, school, address, and telephone number to strangers on the Internet
Any violation of library policy and rules may result in loss of library-provided access to the Internet. Additional disciplinary action may be determined in keeping with existing procedures and practices regarding inappropriate language or behavior. When and where applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
Use of the Internet by Adults:
a. Adults (defined as persons 19 years of age or older) shall not access illegal pornographic materials
b. Adults shall not use library resources to engage in “hacking” or attempts to otherwise compromise system security
c. Adults shall not engage in any illegal or unethical activities on the Internet. Such use includes but is not limited to:
Any violation of library policy may result in loss of library-provided access to the Internet. Additional disciplinary action may be determined in keeping with existing procedures and practices. When and where applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
Enforcement of policy:
a. The Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County uses a technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access to some Internet sites that are not in accordance with the Computer Use Policy of the library or Collection Development Policy.
b. At the discretion of the Library Director or the Systems Librarian, a website blocked by technology protection measures, with legitimate educational value may be opened for use upon request.
c. Any website without legitimate education value that has been blocked by technology protection measures, may be reviewed by request from a patron to determine if it is in accordance with the library’s Collection Development Policy.
Approved by the Library Board
8/21/2001 and 1/25/2011
Reviewed by the Board 7/29/2014