Public Electronic Use Policy

The Ada Community Library provides access to recorded expression and information regardless of the formats or technologies in accordance with our collection development policy. Electronic information, services and networks provided directly or indirectly by the Ada Community Library will be accessible at no charge to library users subject to the library’s Internet filtering policies.

While the library will attempt to maintain patron confidentiality, it cannot guarantee patron confidentiality involving the electronic resources and services provided by the Ada Community Library. Patrons should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities.

The library is not responsible for any loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur from use of our electronic equipment and services, including with patron’s portable storage media and other personally owned devices.

The Ada Community Library does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy or authenticity of electronic information. Not all information available via the Internet is accurate, current, or complete. Users are encouraged to exercise critical judgment in evaluating the validity of information accessed via the Internet. Filters are in place as per the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Idaho Code § 33-2741. However, filters are not 100% effective. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from its connection to the Internet.

Certain activities are prohibited, including, but not limited to: harassment of staff or members of the public, especially in matters of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation; viewing, storing or transmitting pornographic images, messages, graphics or cartoons; downloading, duplication or sharing of licensed software; unauthorized access of others’ files or e-mails; and sending chain letters, spamming, or letter-bombing. Electronic system usage must not violate any local, state or federal laws.

Wireless access users agree to abide by this Public Electronic Use Policy. Additionally, all wireless access users are responsible for maintaining the security of their personal information and protecting their devices against viruses and spyware.

Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Internet users violating the Ada Community Library policies specified above will have Internet access restricted immediately and may have Internet access restricted in the future. Violations of library policy may subject the user to penalties, up to and including criminal and civil penalties.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, January 23, 2003. Revised, September 21, 2004. Revised, October 21, 2008. Revised, September 20, 2011. Revised, August 28, 2012. Revised, August 27, 2015. Reviewed January 17, 2017.