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Computer Use Policies

Computer users at Danbury Public Library Must:

- Log-in using only their own valid library card number 

- Users cannot use card numbers belonging to any other card holders
- Refrain from illegal or unethical use of the Internet
- Respect intellectual property. Download only information or computer files with proper
- Respect the privacy of others
- Not misrepresent themselves nor attempt to gain unauthorized access either inside or
  outside the Library
- Not alter, remove, or damage configurations, software or hardware on library computers
  and equipment. 
- Not install any software on library computers
- Have a limit of three (4) 45 minute computer sessions per day

Viewing of pages which display graphic pornography is inappropriate for a public and open environment and is prohibited.

Violations may result in suspension or loss of privileges to use computer resources at the Library. Any illegal activity involving use of the Library's computers, including the Internet will be subject to prosecution by the appropriate authorities. 

Internet Use Policy

The Danbury Public Library is committed to providing its customers with the latest advances in information technology. The Internet, a vast global electronic network, is one of the most significant of these electronic information resources. It offers unlimited information of every kind, both educational and recreational.

Given the constantly evolving nature of the Internet and the absence of any governing body, there may be occasions when information of a controversial nature is accessed. The inclusion of Internet resources in the library falls under the Library's Materials Selection Policy, which states that "the Library recognizes that tastes vary widely in a given community, and an item which is pleasing to one customer may be unacceptable to another; however, no one person or group has the right to impose standards on other members of the public. Decisions are not made on the basis of any anticipated approval or disapproval, but solely on the merits of the work in relation to the building of the collection and to serving the interests of the public. Responsibility for children's use of library materials rests with their parents or legal guardians. The inclusion of an item in the Library's collection in no way implies endorsement of its author, contents or views."

The Danbury Library does not monitor information accessed over the Internet and cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of information found on the Internet. Library customers are advised, as with all library materials, to exercise judgment and discrimination when evaluating the usefulness and reliability of material found on the Internet.