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Internet Public Use Policy

Central West Libraries does not practise censorship control over the information
available on and through the internet and therefore cannot be held responsible for its content and use, however, individual Member Council’s may choose to install filtering software. The Library supports the safe, smart and responsible use of technology.

All clients over the age of 18 must sign the Central West Libraries Internet Public Use Policy Form before using the internet.

Clients under the age of 18 must have parents/guarantors sign this Internet Public Use Policy Form before using the internet. Thereafter, as with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the internet is the responsibility of the
parent/guarantor.

The internet will be available during library opening hours. Time restrictions of one hour per session may apply to provide equitable access.

There will be a charge for any printing done at the standard rate levied for copying from computers. Other charges for internet use will be at the discretion of Member Councils.

Central West Libraries does not take any responsibility for technical problems or issues relating to devices or other equipment in accessing sites on the internet, as this is beyond the Library’s control.

Clients must not use the Library’s computers or network to access offensive
objectionable/ obscene material or for any unlawful or inappropriate purpose.

Privacy and confidentiality cannot be totally assured in the use of any online resource and the security of data and networks cannot be guaranteed. Computers are for general use and should not be regarded as secure.

Clients are responsible for complying with all copyright and software licencing
requirements and any relevant laws and regulations when accessing, printing or
downloading material.

Misuse of the computer or Internet access may result in the loss of internet privileges.