Internet Access Notice and Agreement
In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the Salt Spring Island Public Library endeavors to develop collections, resources and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational and educational needs of Salt Spring Island’s diverse community.
The Salt Spring Island Public 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 may contain inaccurate material or material of a controversial nature. The Library cannot censor access to material nor protect users from inaccurate or offensive information. Parents or guardians of minors must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet. There is no fee to access the Internet.
Access to Minors
The Salt Spring Island Public Library expects parents and/or guardians to assume responsibility for their children’s use of online services and encourages parents to explore the Internet and the World Wide Web with their children at the Library. Computers for children and young adults are available in the Children’s and Teen’s Libraries respectively.
In addition to the internet the computer stations may be used for electronic mail, word processing and other applications.
Free lessons in using the internet are provided as staff time is available.
Anyone misusing or damaging the computer, reprogramming the library’s computers, tampering with the equipment or software or using the Internet for illegal or unethical purposes will have their Internet access privileges suspended, may be prosecuted and will be financially liable for any damage to the equipment. The Internet access computers are located in public areas which must be shared by library users of all ages, backgrounds and sensibilities. Individuals are asked to be respectful when accessing potentially offensive information and images. The Library reserves the right to ask individuals to discontinue the display of information and images which cause a disruption.
All users must comply with the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Copyright Act, and the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.