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Internet Access Policy

The Laurel County Public Library offers access to the Internet to library patrons in good standing with the library. The following criteria must be met prior to logging on:

  • Each library user must have a library card to access the Internet.
  • Each library user must sign a User Agreement.
  • A parent or guardian must sign a User Agreement for those under age 18.
  • The Internet contains material of a controversial nature. Library employees cannot control this information which changes rapidly and unpredictably. Certain websites are filtered by the library. Adults may ask to have the filter disabled for research purposes.

    Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet while in the library. The Laurel County Public Library makes every attempt to protect children from pictures that are:

  • Obscene
  • Considered to be child pornography
  • Harmful to minors
  • Computers in the Children's Department are filtered. Only partial access to the Internet is available to children.

    Patrons are expected to abide by proper rules of Internet etiquette. Library users are not permitted to:

  • Send or display offensive messages or pictures
  • Use obscene language
  • Harass, insult, or attack others
  • Damage computers, systems or library networks
  • Violate copyright laws
  • Employ the library network for commercial purposes
  • Access chat rooms or social network sites
  • Violations of the regulations may result in loss of library privileges, including access to the Internet. Certain violations may also be criminal offenses under Kentucky law.

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