Internet Users Policy

OCPLC INTERNET USERS POLICY (Updated 10/10/11)

The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative and member libraries are pleased to provide a wide variety of computing and network resources for our patrons. Through these resources you will be able to access a vast array of information.

DISCLAIMER
In an effort to fulfill our mission OCPLC provides access to the resources of the Internet. Library users of the Internet are reminded of the following:

  • Resources available on the Internet may not be accurate, complete, current or acceptable to all users.
  • The Library is not responsible for any information that users access via the Internet.
  • It is not possible for the library to limit or control the information found on the Internet. While a “filter” may be in place on Internet terminals, such devices are not guaranteed to block all potentially offensive material. Only parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and accessed by their children.
  • Materials on the library computer may be subject to copyright laws, U.S. Code.

In addition, The Okaloosa County Public Library Governing Board has adopted the following policies.

  • Customers have a limit of one (1) hour on the computers when others are waiting.
  • Patrons may print according to individual library policies.
  • Customers are asked to consider that the Library computer is located in a public area which must be shared by library customers of all ages, backgrounds and sensibilities. Use of the library terminals for viewing or disseminating illegal images is not permitted.
  • It is recommended that parents monitor all Internet use.
  • Unauthorized access to the Library’s computers, databases, network or software/hardware settings and/or any damage to these resources is prohibited.
  • As with any other library activity, noisy or disruptive behavior while using the computers will not be allowed.
  • Intentional disruption of the operation of the computer systems is a violation of Florida state law and users may be held responsible.

Failure to comply with these policies may result in loss of library privileges in addition to any appropriate legal action, including criminal prosecution.

Although library staff members are able to offer searching suggestions and answer some questions, they cannot provide in-depth training on Internet and personal computer use.

If you have any questions or comments about these policies, please contact a staff member.