The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library of Manitowish Waters is providing access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the citizens of the library's service area. In providing access to the internet, the Koller Library fully supports the principles of intellectual freedom as endorsed by the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights. The library's internet access is provided primarily as an information resource.Access to the Internet is available to all customers entering the library; however, parents or guardians of children under 18 must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the library’s Internet service. There are no filters on the public access computers. The library does not police a child’s computer use.
The Internet is a decentralized, unmediated global network. The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library has no control over the content found there. The library will not censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information, and it is not responsible for the availability and accuracy of information found on the Internet.
The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are virus-free. The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user’s personal computer from the use of data downloaded from the library’s Internet service.
Because the computers are all in public view, we will not allow users to view pornographic material or any other websites deemed inappropriate by the staff. These sites are NOT acceptable and you will be asked to refrain from these sites while at this library. Users should be aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state and federal laws and can lead to prosecution. Unacceptable uses of the services will result in the suspension or revocation of Internet use privileges.
Adopted: October 25, 1999
Revised: February 28, 2001
Revised: August 31, 2005, January 30, 2008
Revised: October 26, 2011 by The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Donations are accepted.
Policy accepted by the Library Board on 5-31-06.