AMENDMENT TO Public Internet Access Policy
of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LIBRARY,
Amendment to Resolution 1999-2, Internet Public
Access Policy -
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
Meeting held Thursday, November 18, 1999,
12:00 Noon (EST).
THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
WHEREAS, the Computer and the Internet are
valuable educational resources for Library patrons and staff;
AND, WHEREAS, Computer use and Internet
access by the public, in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, is a privilege
granted to further knowledge and access to information. As with all
privileges, there are certain responsibilities, which must be met to
retain the privilege.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, Library
patrons and staff, who have the privilege to use the Library's
computers(including computers with Internet access, as well as other
Library computers), are expected to abide by the following:
- Library computers cannot be used for any fraudulent or unlawful
purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable statute
or ordinance enacted by the Federal Government, Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny, or Borough of Carnegie.
- Minors are prohibited from accessing any Internet web site, chat room,
or other Internet resource which contains or makes reference to explicit
sexual materials as defined by 18 PA, C.S. Section 5903. Further,
minors are prohibited from using any software, on Library computers, which
contains or makes reference to explicit sexual materials as defined by
18 PA, C.S. Section 5903.
- Parents or legal guardians are responsible, at all times, for the
actions of their minor children in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
including the minor's computer use.