Policy

Todd Library Acceptable Use Policy
To fulfill its mission of providing public access to information of all types in a wide range of formats. The L. O. Todd library provides access to Internet resources. In doing so, the Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and assumes responsibility only for the information provided on its own home pages. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, some information found on the Internet may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or offensive to some individuals. A good information consumer must evaluate the validity and appropriateness of information found.

Choosing and Evaluating Sources
The Internet is a series of communication linkages leading to a highly diverse array of information content. Library patrons use it at their own risk. The Library does not limit access to materials or attempt to protect users from materials some individuals may find offensive.  In choosing sources to link to its home pages, the Library follows its materials selection guidelines. Beyond this, the Library does not monitor or control information accessible through the Internet and is not responsible for its content, for changes in content of the sources to which the Library home pages link, or for the content of sources accessed through secondary links.

Rules for Governing Use
Due to limited resources available for provision of public access to the Internet, the Library may set limits, for example, on use of large files of still or moving images or sound, or on downloading files in any medium. The Library also reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual user can devote to a single session.

Users may NOT:

  • Use the network to make unauthorized entry into other computational, informational, or communication services or resources.
  • Distribute unsolicited advertising
  • Invade the privacy of others
  • Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software.
  • Engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory, for example viewing pornography 
  • Use the Internet for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other rights of third parties, or in a manner inconsistent with the Library's tax-exempt status or its proper operation.

Violations may result in loss of access. 
Unlawful activities will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

Public Users' Security
Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users' activities. However, the L. O. Todd Library will not release information on the use of specific Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the Library.