Libraries - acceptable use policy

We offer free public access to the internet for information, education and leisure purposes.

We have no control over, and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or quality of information obtained.

A filtering system is in operation.  This attempts to restrict access to sites which are deemed inappropriate.  This includes content which is in any way:

  • racist
  • obscene
  • pornographic
  • threatening

The filtering system is based on domain names.  It cannot counter every eventuality.  If you inadvertently access an inappropriate site you should report it to a member of staff.

We encourage children to use the internet.  Parents or legal guardians are responsible for restricting their child's access to the internet.  We strongly advise parents and guardians to educate their children in:

  • the safe use of the internet
  • the dangers of communicating with people unknown to them

While we provide filtered access we cannot guarantee that it will deny access to all sites which are unsuitable for children.

We will monitor usage of the internet.  We may take legal action if there is any attempt by users to:

  • access prohibited sites
  • receive or transmit offensive or undesirable material
  • otherwise misuse the facilities

You must agree not to interfere in any way with:

  • hardware
  • software
  • the general operation of computers

You should not use the sound facilities of computers:

  • at an excessive volume
  • in a way that inconveniences other users

You should exercise caution when sending personal or other confidential information over the internet, particularly when using the terminals for online banking or shopping.  You are responsible for any goods or services ordered via the internet.

You must at all times comply with legislation relating to:

  • copyright
  • threatening, offensive, obscene or pornographic material
  • material protected by trade secret