The Ecorse Public Library Computer/Internet Use Policy & Guidelines




The Ecorse Public Library, herein known as the Library, provides its users with access to a variety of sources of information in a climate that encourages information sharing and public access to computers and the internet.  Library computers for public use are accessible via a valid library card or guest pass issued by the library staff.  Use of the library’s Electronic Resources and/or internet is a privilege governed by an established and approved Policy.  The Library reserves the right to deny this service to those individuals who violate any of the policy guidelines.  The Library subscribes to and supports the Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations, particularly the Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.


The internet and other electronic library resources offer access to a vast amount of information that can be personally, professionally and culturally enriching.  It is also important o note that the internet is also a global and unregulated information network and not all sources on the internet provide accurate, complete or current information.  The Library staff neither monitors nor controls information accessed through the internet and is not responsible for its content, quality, accuracy or currency.  The provision of access by no means is given to imply that The Library endorses or sanctions the content or point of view of any of the information which may be found on the internet.  The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect that may arise from its connections to the internet.  Library patrons use the internet at their own risks.  Users are encouraged to be good information consumers by evaluating the validity of information accessed via the internet.

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