|DFL Internet Access Policy
The Darby Free Library is pleased to provide you with access to the Internet. Darby Free
Library provides this access in support of its Mission.
The Darby Free Library enhances the quality of life in Darby by
providing access to information for cultural, economic, educational and
What We Provide
The Internet contains a wealth of information that can be personally,
professionally and culturally enriching Because the Internet is an
unregulated network of resources, it also enables access to information,
opinions, and images that may be inaccurate, controversial or offensive. For
this reason, and because sites on the Internet change often, rapidly and
unpredictably, Darby Free Library is not responsible for the accuracy, currency
or quality of any Internet resources found.
All clients, including children, are free to use all resources and facilities
in the Darby Free Library. Parents or guardians are responsible for
their children's use of the Internet. Staff can provide information to
assist children and their parents in using the Internet in a safe and effective
manner. Please ask us for information on "safe surfing".
Library staff can help you find answers to questions, but cannot provide
in-depth or personal instruction on using the Internet. You are encouraged
to consult books, magazines, videos and other Library resources that provide
information on the Internet, in order to supplement the assistance that staff
can provide. The Library may provide training sessions on the use of the
Internet, as Library resources permit.
Darby Free Library does not provide electronic mail accounts, although you
may access e-mail on Library workstations using accounts provided through other
service providers. The Library does not provide downloading capabilities.
The Darby Free Library requires that you use our Internet workstations in a
responsible manner, respecting the rights of others, not invading the privacy of
others, and not engaging in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.
The Library is a public space that is shared by people of all ages and
backgrounds. We strive to balance the rights of individuals to access a
wide range of information resources with the right of staff and users to work in
a public environment free from harassment. The Library may terminate an
Internet session if sites are accessed which are inappropriate for viewing in a
The Library specifically prohibits the use of its workstations for illegal,
unethical or criminal purposes, or any purpose which may make the Library Board
or any person liable for any civil or criminal charge. Civil law forbids
the harassment or libeling or slandering of others. Criminal law forbids the
display or dissemination of hate literature, child pornography, illicit drug
literature, or obscene material. Any material tending to deprive any person of
his or her rights or to expose any person to hatred or affronts to human dignity
cannot be displayed or disseminated. The Library Bylaws, Human Rights
Legislation , and the Criminal Code are available in the Library for
In using a Library Internet workstation, you are responsible for:
- any commercial transactions made through use of the Internet access
- any direct or indirect damages that you suffer from your use of Internet
- any damage you cause to the Library's computer equipment.
- any losses or damages sustained by Darby Free Library as a result of your
use of Internet access
- any infringement of copyright
or software licenses that could result from the copying or distribution of
materials found on the Internet.
In using a Library Internet workstation, you agree to follow the Darby Free
Library Internet Access Procedures.
Darby Free Library reserves the right to control the use of its computers and
Internet access, to monitor use, and to review patterns of use of the Darby Free
Library Internet access workstations in order to assess conformity with the
standards described in this policy. Subject to investigation your library
privileges can be suspended if you misuse the computer or the Internet access.