Internet Acceptable Use Policy


Chinook Regional Library endorses the Statement of Intellectual Freedom adopted by the Canadian Library Association. Freedom of expression encompasses freedom of speech and access to information regardless of format or technology. The internet extends the resources we are able to offer to the public.

Chinook Regional Library has no control over the information on the internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Some Internet sites contain information which may be controversial or offensive.

Chinook Regional Library is not responsible for any damages users suffer, including – but not limited to – loss of data resulting from delays, interruptions in service or misuse of equipment. Chinook Regional Library is not responsible for financial obligations resulting from library-provided access to the internet.

Users should not store files on public library equipment as they are not considered private and may be deleted without warning.

Users should be aware the internet is not a secure medium and third parties may be able to see information about users’ activities online. Be sure to close your internet browser session after using the library computers to protect your privacy. Financial transactions are not recommended on public equipment. Administrators may review files and network traffic to ensure that users are acting responsibility.

Parental Responsibility

As is the case with other resources in Chinook Regional Library’s collection, any restriction of a child’s access to the internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. Chinook Regional Library does not filter the content of the internet.

Acceptable Use of the Internet and Public Workstations:

The library’s computers are located in open, public areas shared by users of all ages and backgrounds and we ask that our users recognize this and consider others when using the computers.

Library computers and wireless cannot be used to:

♦  Access sites or transmit materials in violation of any Canadian federal or provincial law such as defamatory, discriminatory or obscene materials
♦  Display overt sexual images
♦  Send fraudulent, obscene or harassing emails
♦  Install software or run programs that have not been installed by library staff

Users who do not adhere to the library’s internet policy, or who wilfully damage any computer or software will have their library privileges suspended and will be liable for damages.