library internet policy
The Internet is not controlled by the Cary Area Public Library District but is a global entity that constantly grows and changes. As such, it provides access to a wide variety of information. Some of this information may be erroneous, out-of-date, illegal or deemed offensive, controversial, or sexually explicit.
Cary Library filters all computers with internet access. We use a product called NH2H through Illinois Century Network. It filters internet sites of a sexual nature, we also filter chat sites. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we strive to make the internet safe for all ages to view. You can submit a request for review of the site blocked by filling out the on line form. You must include the site address for review consideration.
It is not possible for the Library to review and protect patrons from all such information; therefore, patrons must exercise their responsibility as discriminating information consumers by constantly questioning the validity and appropriateness of the information they find. As with other types of library materials, it is the parent's responsibility to decide which Internet information is appropriate for his/her children.
The Library has no obligation to monitor the information presented on the Internet; however, patrons using the Internet agree that the Library has the right to monitor the Internet from time to time and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, other governmental request, or operational necessity.
Patrons should have no expectation of privacy while on the Internet. Patrons are not allowed to download music, film clips, or any executable programs from the internet. There is no saving to the hard drive allowed. You must have a floppy or usb disk to save information from the web or your personal documents. The Library reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable or in violation of its policies. By accessing the Internet through the Library, patrons agree that the Library will not be responsible for any indirect, consequential, special, or punitive damages or losses which may arise in connection with their use of the Internet.
Patron use of the Internet through the Library shall be governed and construed exclusively according to the laws and regulation of the State of Illinois.