Resources Access Policy
County Public Library promptly and courteously provides library
materials and information to the area's residents to meet their
personal, professional, and educational needs.
II. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
In order to
provide patrons with the best and most current information available,
the Cabell County Public Library includes on-line electronic materials
as a part of the services provided to patrons. These resources contain
a wealth of valuable information, however, users should be aware
that some information may be inaccurate, outdated, or offensive.
Use of these resources carries a responsibility to evaluate the
quality of the information accessed. Parents and guardians, not
the library, are responsible for the use of these resources by children
in their custody.
III. PROHIBITED USES
To assure appropriate
use of library resources, electronic access and library equipment
may not be used for the following purposes:
unethical or commercial purposes*
manipulation of internal hardware and/or software including uploading
transmission, uploading, downloading and/or viewing text or graphics
which may be reasonably construed as obscene
copying or downloading or any material in violation of copyright
*commercial purposes are defined as direct usage of CCPL resources
to market, advertise, or sell goods and services.
Usage of electronic
materials and library equipment is a privilege and should be treated
as such by all users. The library and its staff reserve the right
to determine the appropriateness of such usage and can at any time
require a patron to leave the workstation. Prohibited uses will
result in loss of workstation privileges.
high costs and limited resources, the administration will set time
limits on computer use to ensure that all patrons have access to
the electronic resources available. All usage must be concluded
within five minutes of the library's closing time. Printing, where
available, will be charged at the same rate as photocoping or printing
with other library resources, electronic or otherwise.
As the quality
or accuracy of information obtained from electronic resources can
not be assured, the Cabell County Public Library assumes no liability
or responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from
the usage of electronic resources.
equipment to access electronic resources is located within plain
sight and to assure the library's right to determine appropriateness
of usage, patron confidentiality in accessing these materials may
electronic resources, whether on-site or off-site, must abide by
the "Rules and Regulations for Conduct in the Cabell County
Public Library" and other regulations contained in this policy.
Perpetrators of willful or malicious damage or unauthorized access
to the system will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
by the Cabell County Library Board - September 24, 1996; Amended
January 27, 1998; Amended April 18, 2000