The Worthington Public Library provides electronic connectivity for the purpose of information retrieval and in response to changing information needs of the community. The Library maintains the network to provide access to information for educational, professional, and personal developmental purposes and provides access to all individuals/groups in the community.
By using the Worthington Public Library's network, patrons agree to the following:
The Internet is an information resource beyond the confines of the library's collection. The Internet contains some material of a controversial nature. Patrons are responsible for choosing the sites accessed and for using the resources in an appropriate manner. Parents of minor children are responsible for overseeing their child's use of the Internet through the Worthington Public Library. Parents and children are encouraged to read "Heads up: Stop, Think Connect," produced by the Federal Trade Commission and available online at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0002-heads-up.pdf (PDF).
The Library does not assume liability for the reliability of the local network, the Internet or the content or accuracy of information found within. Patrons are responsible for scrutinizing information on the Internet for reliability and point of view.
Efforts to bypass the security of the library network, or any other computer network connected with the Library, are strictly prohibited. The Library will assist in investigations of individuals who hack at any computer via the library's network.
Revised by the Board of Trustees 12-16-14; effective 12-17-14.