Internet Policy

The Library is committed to providing free, equal and meaningful access to knowledge and information in a variety of formats including print, audiovisual and electronic. The Internet has become the primary platform for access to electronic information resources and databases essential for library research purposes. Resources available on the Internet supplement and compliment the collections of the Bud Werner Memorial Library.


The Bud Werner Memorial Library does not monitor and has no control over information accessed through the Internet and cannot be responsible for its content. In keeping with its Collection Development Policy, the Library's role in providing Internet service is access, not endorsement. As with all other library materials, children's access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the child's parent or guardian subject to the policies set forth below:

  • Library staff shall develop such rules and procedures as are necessary to ensure fair and reasonable use of Internet resources.
  • Patrons may not download or copy files to the computer's hard drive. You may bring your own storage device or borrow a flash drive at the Reference Desk if you wish to save or download files. CAUTION: Files which are downloaded from the Internet may contain a virus. The Library is not responsible for any damage to personal disks or personal hardware as a result of downloading or copying files from any library computer.
  • The Library does not offer electronic mail (e-mail) accounts. You may use e-mail only if you can telnet to your Internet account, or if you have an e-mail account accessible via the Web.
  • The Internet stations are to be used for Internet access only. Patrons may not load or use personal software, or alter or attach equipment to the Library's hardware.
  • Use of the Bud Werner Memorial Library's electronic resources for illegal or criminal activity is prohibited.
  • Library workstations are in public areas. If what you view or print interferes with the use and enjoyment of the library by others, your computer privileges may be revoked.
  • Minors are prohibited from using library workstations to view obscene or illegal materials.
  • Library computer use by minors shall be in public places.
  • Violation of these policies will result in loss of computer privileges.