Internet Access Policy


  1.  The Ridgefield Public Library provides materials, resources and services that meet the cultural,  informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.  In support of this  mission, the library offers access to the Internet.  All library patrons are provided equal access  to resources available on the Internet
  2.  Parents or guardians, not the library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information  selected and/or accessed by their children.  Parental supervision of the Internet is advised.  Library staff will not monitor or supervise Internet access except for the length of time of  use.  
  3.  Acceptable use includes respect for the privacy of other users and maintaining the integrity of  the computer system. Unacceptable use includes using the Internet for any illegal purpose,  transmitting obscene or threatening material, and using the system in a manner that  precludes or hampers its use by others. Failure to abide by these policies will result in the loss  of Internet privileges.
  4.  Users have the right of confidentiality in all their activities with resources and services  provided by the library.  However, users are advised that because security is technically  difficult to achieve, communications and files could become public.
  5.  Time is limited to 30 minutes per person and may be extended if no other patrons are waiting or at the discretion of library staff.
  6.  Chat rooms and games are prohibited.
  7.  Patrons are permitted to use flash drives, as there are no floppy drives on our computers.
  8.  The library reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Adopted 04-26-11