Welcome to Liverpool Public Library
Internet Public Use Policy
The Liverpool Public Library Board of Trustees and its staff are dedicated to making
available a full range of information resources and services, provided without censorship
or violation of privacy.
Liverpool Public Library offers access to the Internet as an electronic means of reaching
ideas and information, greatly expanding its information services beyond traditional
collections and resources.
Liverpool Public Library offers fair and equitable access to all Internet users. The
purpose of this policy is to guide use of computers and other devices that access the
Internet on library premises via the library's network, or other network.
Use of the Internet at the library, and use of the public computers, is at your own risk.
The library is not responsible for any damage to, loss of, or theft of your data. In
particular, users should be cautious about entering user names, passwords, credit card
numbers, financial information, and other private data on public computers or on private
computers or devices over a wireless network.
All users of the Internet are advised to protect personal information. Our library’s web
site (www.lpl.org) collects only that personal information necessary for the provision of
library services. In the event that a service is offered to children under 13 through the
library’s website, parents are asked to submit the contact or other information on the
child’s behalf. The library will not distribute or disclose personal information of adults or
Not all sources on the Internet provide information that is accurate, complete, current,
legal, or philosophically acceptable to all citizens. Any website may offend some patrons.
Any website may have inaccurate or misleading information. Only individuals can
determine what is most appropriate for their needs.
Parents, caregivers, and legal guardians are responsible for the supervision or restriction
of their children's use of the Internet. This includes the use of websites, e-mail, and chat
rooms. The library offers information and basic instruction to parents and caregivers on
how to supervise their children’s use of the Internet.
Patrons using library computers, or their own computers, or any Internet devices while
on library premises must comply with the following rules of use:
Liverpool Public Library
- All users must comply with the Liverpool Public Library Patron Code of Conduct.
- The use of the Internet for activities that violate local, state, or federal laws is prohibited, including those regarding accessing, viewing, printing, and distributing obscenity, child pornography, and materials harmful to minors. The library will cooperate with authorities to enforce these and other statutes.
- The library is a public and open environment. Images prohibited under New York State Penal Law 245.10 - 245.11, 263.11, and 263.16 may not be on public display.
- The Children’s Room is a public and open environment geared to a special population. Patrons may not display pictures inappropriate for the environment of the Children’s Room on their screens.
- All users are expected to use the Internet in a responsible manner; activities that disrupt library operations, library equipment, the library network, any other library user, or user of the Internet at large are prohibited. Examples of such activities by children or adults are:
• Engaging in any activity that creates an intimidating or hostile environment for others, including other patrons or library staff.
• Tampering with hardware or software.
• Violating the privacy of individuals.
• Violating copyright laws.
• Vandalizing data
• Unauthorized access to, or disruption of, Internet resources, hosts, networks, or end-user systems or accounts.
- Patrons using public access computers must quit the Web browser, close open applications, and remove all personal property before moving away from the computer.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in loss of Internet access for users. A patron
whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed first by the Library
Director and then by the Liverpool Public Library’s Board of Trustees.
INTERNET PUBLIC USE POLICY Date approved: 11/05/08
Review date: 2011