Internet Policy

Adopted by the Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority June 1998

The Santa Clara County Library District's information resources include access to the World Wide Web. This supports the Library's mission to provide an open forum for knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment through free access to information, educational, and recreational materials and services.

The Internet offers access to millions of valuable sites, but some may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated or personally offensive. The Library does offer the option of computers with filtering software in the Children's Room. However, the Library's Material Selection Policy states, "The public, regardless of age, has free access to all library materials." As with other library materials, guidance in the use of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

Responsible Use of the Internet

  • Each individual is responsible for evaluating and determining the worth of information retrieved from any source, including the Internet. Parents are re