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Internet Policy

In response to advances in technology and in keeping with its mission, the Westerly Public Library endeavors to develop resources and services that meet the information, educational, and recreational needs of the community. It is within this context that the Library offers access to the Internet.

The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held resposible for its content or accuracy. Users of the Internet must not send, receive or display text or graphics that may be construed as obscene under General Laws of RHode Island (Title 12, Chapter 27).

Parents and guardians of children under 18 years of age are responsible for their children's use of the Internet. We recommend that parents and guardians read the "Parents Guide to the Internet" and discuss with their children "Kids Rules for Online Safety."  We also recommend "Teen Safety on the Information Highway.

Any activity which disrupts the Library or its network is prohibited and may result in loss of access. All decisions regarding the use of the computers are at the sole discretion of the Library.

Provision of this networked information service does not constitute any endorsement of the content of that information by the Library.