Douglas Public Library

Douglas Public Library

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Internet Use Policy

The Douglas Public Library provides access to a variety of electronic resources in order to offer customers a wide range of information. This access is provided free and shall be consistent with the Library's goals, policies, and procedures, and with applicable local, state, and federal laws. Users of these resources are required to conduct themselves in an ethical and legal manner. Failure to do so may result in loss of library privileges and/or may have legal consequences.

Computer equipment and software must be used as installed. Arizona law (ARS 13-2316) prohibits damaging, destroying, or altering without authorization any computer or electronic equipment. Users downloading to a disk should be aware that although library computers are equipped with anti-virus software, they are not completely protected from viruses.

The Library provides limited access to resources available on the Internet. The Internet is a global electronic information network not regulated by any local, state, or international authority. Therefore, even with filters installed, some of the information found there may be controversial, offensive, erroneous, or illegal. The Library cannot assume responsibility for the content and/or accuracy of information found on the Internet. However, because of the Library's concern for a safe educational Internet experience for children, minor children should be supervised during their use of the Library's Internet resources. Parents, not library staff, are responsible for monitoring their children's use of the Internet and other electronic information resources.

To ensure that electronic resources of the Douglas Public Library are used only for legal purposes, the following conditions of use shall apply:

  • Users shall not employ the library's computers to access or display explicit sexual material ARS 13-3501, 13-3506, 13-3506.1, 13-3507)
  • Users shall not employ the Library's computers with an attempt to defraud (ARS 13-3707)
  • Users shall not cause damage to equipment, software or databases through abusive or destructive behavior. (ARS 13-2316)
  • Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material is prohibited. (US Code, Title 17)

All users are advised that transaction logs and any other information that can be used to identify a user with specific files or data are considered to be confidential and shall not be divulged to anyone except the user pursuant to ARS-41-1354.

Computer Use

  • Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software are available for public use;
  • Patrons may request a computer for a 30 minute session and may request an additional session if computers are available (computer use may be requested in person or by phone);
  • Minors (0-17) must have permission of parent/guardian on file in the library to have access to computers.