INTERNET ACCESS POLICY

The Springfield-Greene County Library District provides internet access as an extension of its commitment to meeting the informational needs of the community. The Library 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 the public's responsibility to use this resource wisely.

Access to the internet through the Library must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of others, and taking care with use of the equipment. Computer and internet settings may not be changed. Computers may not be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable federal, Missouri, or local laws. Violation of current Missouri law (Missouri Revised Statutes 573.010 and 573.060) and Springfield City Code (Sec. 78-227) in regards to accessing and displaying pornography and/or obscene materials will result in suspension of computer privileges. All users must abide by MOREnet's Service Policy.

All computers within the Library, including staff computers, are filtered for pornographic and sexually explicit websites in accordance with the Children's Internet Protection Act. Patrons connecting to the Library's network with their own laptops or PCs will also be filtered for pornographic and sexually explicit websites.

Adult card holders with $10 or more in fines or fees, or those without a library card, can purchase a guest pass for $1. Patrons with payment plans in good standing may obtain a guest pass at no cost. Guest passes will be good for a one-hour session, or a session length as set by the branch. Patrons may obtain an unlimited number of guest passes per day. Patrons will be asked to verify their identity in order to obtain a guest pass.

Patrons age 17 and under may obtain unlimited guest passes at no charge. Patrons with a fine/fee payment plan in good standing may obtain unlimited guest passes at no cost. Active military, with ID, may obtain unlimited guest passes.

The Library will follow circulation procedures regarding the use of a library card number. If the person possesses the card, or knows the number, we will allow use until notified otherwise by card holder.

Length of sessions varies by library branch.

Revised 5/1/2016
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