Internet Access Policy
In response to advances in technology and the community standards, the Daviess County
Library endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural,
informational, recreational and educational needs of our community. It is within
this context that the Daviess County Library offers access to the Internet.
The Daviess County Library does not monitor and has no control over the information
accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.
The Internet is a worldwide community with a highly diverse user population and it is
your responsibility to use this resource wisely. Public computers can be viewed
by anyone. There are no barriers that separate you and your viewing from other
Internet resources accessible through the Library are provided equally to all library
users. Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the
Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. A parent or
guardian must provide approval before a child under the age of 18 will be allowed
to use the Internet computers. Parents are advised to supervise their children's
Internet sessions and must be in attendance if the child is under 14.
To be more specific:
- You may access materials or information that you find offensive,
inappropriate or controversial. Material that is pornographic
(section 573.010 RSMo) and can be viewed by minors ("minor" as term is defined
in section 573.010,RSMo) is forbidden.
- Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current
information. You need to be a good information consumer, questioning the
validity of the information you find.
You may not be able to always go to the places on the Internet you want to visit.
There are many reasons, among them:
- there are too many Internet visitors and the host computer has closed or
limited access from the "outside world"
- the database or resource is licensed to a particular institution, in which case
you would need to be affiliated with the institution in order to get access
- the host computer has changed its address or has closed down
- the Library's Internet connection my be periodically and temporarily
inoperable due to technical difficulties
We will be glad to assist you in accessing the Internet and we will provide you with
reference materials to aid you in your search. Library staff cannot provide in-depth
training concerning Internet computer jargon, search strategies or personal computer
use. Because of library scheduling, Internet-trained staff may not always be available.