Internet Acceptable Use
The Pendleton Community Public Library provides Internet access for educational, legal and ethical purposes.
The Internet is an unregulated medium. Resources contained therein consist of a vast amount of material and opinions from diverse points of view. The Pendleton Community Public Library, in compliance with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), filters all computers in the library to protect against visual depictions of obscenity, pornography, and materials that may be harmful to minors. It is technically impossible, however, to prevent access to all objectionable resources, and what is considered “objectionable” varies from person to person. Parents and legal guardians of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection and are expected to convey what they consider to be appropriate standards for their children to follow when using the Internet in the library.
The Pendleton Community Public Library is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of its internal server, or from its connections to other Internet services.
The following is considered to be unacceptable use of the Pendleton Community Public Library’s computer resources and includes, but is not limited to:
- Use for any purpose that violates applicable federal, state, or local laws, or library policies.
- Interfering with, vandalizing, filming or otherwise disrupting other computer users, services, or equipment.
- Attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized entry to other computing information, communications devices, or resources belonging to the library, another person, or organization.
- Malicious, threatening, harassing, or obscene behavior. Obscene behavior includes public display of obscene material on computer screen or hard copy.
- Accessing, downloading, or distributing pornographic or obscene material.
In addition, the library has established the following guidelines:
- Time restrictions are in place due to a limited number of computers. Once patrons have used their daily one-hour allotment, they may continue to use the computers until another patron requests use of the computer.
- Installation of a user’s own software and saving material to the hard drive are prohibited.
- A violation of this Internet Acceptable Use Policy will result in the loss of Pendleton Community Public Library privileges for the remainder of the day on which the violation occurred. Three documented violations of this policy will result in a revocation of Library privileges for a period of time, as determined by the Pendleton Community Library Board of Trustees.
- Patrons may appeal any portion of this policy to the Pendleton Community Library Board of Trustees, however the final decision will rest with the Board.
Approved by the Pendleton Community Library Board of Trustees
January 25, 2023