Internet Filtering Policy
It is the policy of Henderson Memorial Public Library to install filtering software on public workstations to block access to material that might be deemed objectionable. In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the Henderson Memorial Public Library staff will disable the Internet filter on a specified public-access computer terminal upon request by an adult (17 years of age or older) for bona fide research or other lawful purposes. The library staff will comply with the request without undue delay and will not inquire as to the purpose of the adult’s request.
Given the nature of how information and sites become accessible through the Internet, the library cannot and does not guarantee that the filtering software will block all sexually explicit material or any other material that some patrons may find objectionable.
It is the policy of the Henderson Memorial Public Library that parents or legal guardians of minor children are ultimately responsible for the child’s use of the Internet at the library. Furthermore, library staff cannot be held responsible for supervising minors while they are using the Internet workstations. All Internet users are not permitted to access Internet sites that may be unsuitable for minors.
Patrons in any and all areas of the library may not use Internet sessions in a manner that is deliberately offensive or creates a hostile or intimidating environment.
Adopted by Henderson Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees, 3/13/2007