The Santa Clara County Library District's information resources include access to the Internet and to the World Wide Web. Providing Internet access supports the Library's mission to provide an open forum for knowledge, ideas and cultural enrichment through free access to informational, educational and recreational materials, and services
In response to community needs, Santa Clara County Library District provides diverse resources with different viewpoints on a wide variety of subjects. Helping people use these resources effectively is part of our mission.
The Internet offers access to millions of valuable sites that can be personally, professionally, and culturally enriching. However, some sites may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or personally offensive. The accuracy of information gathered through this source is the responsibility of each originator/producer of the information. The Internet is an unregulated network and the library neither monitors nor takes responsibility for its content. The Library provides assistance and training in using the Internet, but parents and guardians are responsible for setting guidelines and restrictions for their minor children.
Education is the key to responsible, safe and intelligent Internet use. To help educate users, the library provides assistance, handouts and training in using the Internet.
The Library provides a graphical interface to access the World Wide Web, using Internet Explorer 9.
The Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority has adopted an Internet Policy which also outlines responsible uses of the Internet, library resources to assist the public use the Internet, and courteous behavior at the Internet stations.
Children's computers have a commercially produced M86filter, which attempts to block sites that might be considered objectionable. The filter is available as an option on computers in the adult rooms. Library staff do not monitor the selection of a computer. To report a site, contact M86 directly.
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