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Library policies and procedures are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change as the circumstances change.

Internet Policy

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library provides our community with open and equitable access to resources that inform, entertain, and enrich to support lifelong learning.

The Library provides access to the Internet as one means of fulfilling its mission to provide informational and educational resources to its community. The Internet is an unregulated medium, and its content can change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby notified that they are responsible for the sites they reach.

As with other materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. The Library staff is available to provide assistance and to help identify appropriate sites. The user, however, is the selector in using the Internet with individual choices and decisions.

Users must refrain from displaying profanity, sexually explicit graphics, or other sites that violate community standards as set forth in the U.S. Code Sec. 1460 of Title 18 and the U.S.

Code Sec. 2256 of Title 18.

Users must comply with the United States copyright laws and all other applicable laws. Users shall not use the Internet for the transmission of threatening or harassing materials.

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which mandates that access to the Internet be filtered for the protection of those under the age of 17.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect arising from use of its World Wide Web site or from its connections to other Internet services.

Approved by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Board of Trustees: June 25, 2009