|ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Internet is a vast, global resource that is useful in meeting the
education, information and recreation needs of society. It is within
this context that the Richmond Heights Memorial Library offers access
to the Internet.
Users should be aware that not all information found on the Internet is
complete, accurate or current. Some information may be controversial or
objectionable. In compliance with the Federal Child Internet Protection
Act and Missouri State Law, the Library has installed filtering
software on our Internet connection. Filtering software reduces the
likelihood of accessing objectionable material, but filtering software
is imperfect. Whereas the Library staff may recommend reliable sites,
they cannot guarantee the suitability of the links on these sites.
Ultimately, users are accountable for the sites they access.
Parents or guardians, not Library staff, are ultimately responsible for
material accessed by their children. Parents with children under age 16
must sign an Internet Permission Form granting their children access to
the Library’s Internet computers. It is recommended that parents spend
time with their children online and establish their own standards for
We support the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of
1998, which makes unlawful the disclosure of personal
information collected via a website, from a child, without express
parental permission. Parents should be aware of and discuss with their
children the dangers of giving out personal information on the Internet
when using email, social networking sites, chat rooms, or other forms
of communication via the Internet.
Patrons viewing material on the Internet, that in the judgment of
Library staff is degrading to other patrons or pornographic to minors,
will be asked to remove the material from the computer screen. Failure
to comply with this request may result in suspension of Internet access
for that patron at the discretion of the Library staff. Computer users
may not tamper with nor perform any acts that would jeopardize the
integrity of the Library’s computers, the computers of others, or any
computer network. Making any change to the setup or configuration of
the hardware or software of Library computers is strictly prohibited.
Library computers, the Library’s Internet access and network may not be
used for illegal purposes. Illegal acts include but are not limited to
hacking, copyright infringement, fraud, libel, slander, harassment,
invasion of privacy, or public display of materials that may be deemed
unlawful under federal or state statutes.
Failure to comply with the Library’s regulations regarding Internet
usage may result in a loss of computer privileges in accordance with
administrative policy, Suspension of Internet Privileges,
and the Library Board Policy, Patron Behavior in the Library.
Adopted by the Richmond Heights Memorial Library
Board of Trustees
Revised and adopted by Board of Trustees, April 20, 2009