Patron Internet Use Agreement
Carpinteria Community Library is committed to user privacy, and will keep all such information that it purposefully or inadvertently collects or maintains confidential to the fullest extent permitted by the law.
Unacceptable use of a Library-provided computer workstation by any patron may result in the suspension or revocation of using Library’s internet services. The Library reserves the right to regulate both the use of the Internet workstations and the material accessed by users. All users must agree to comply with the Library’s Rules of Conduct Policy. This also includes refraining from viewing any illegal, offensive, or harmful content, including but not limited to websites that contain pornography, within any area designated for children or teens. Unacceptable use also includes hacking and other unlawful activities.
In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), all library computers accessible to the public, including devices connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi, are filtered for websites containing pictures that are (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessible by minors). Please note no filtering product is 100% effective. If unable to access a site, an adult patron may request staff to unblock access to that site if it is for bona fide research or other lawful purpose. They may do so anonymously via a web form or email message, or in-person. The Library reserves the right to grant or deny such requests.
Internet Access by Minors
The Internet offers nearly unlimited resources for education and personal interests but it also contains material that some parents may feel is unsuitable for minors. While the Library’s computers are filtered, it is policy that parents or legal guardians for minors must assume sole responsibility for restricting or monitoring use of the Library’s provided computer workstations for their own children. The Library encourages parents, legal guardians, and children to discuss appropriate use of the internet including evaluating online content.