The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the rights of citizens from governmental intrusion into what they see, hear, view and read. It also applies to people accessing content on the Internet. With the exception of the public computers in Kids’ World and the Hub, the library’s public computers do not have filtering software.
The public computers in Kids’ World and the Hub are filtered to limit access to known sexually explicit material. Even with filtering software in place, there can be no complete assurance about the appropriateness of Internet content for any particular age group.
Parents have the option of restricting their children under the age of twelve to using only the filtered computers in Kids’ World. Use of the library’s wireless network is also filtered in Kids’ World and the Hub.
Much of the library’s computing equipment can be used to access the Internet. The library assumes responsibility only for the information contained on the websites of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
The library reserves the right to suspend the use of its computers and/or the library by anyone who uses library computing equipment, electronic devices or a network for an illegal purpose or for a purpose in violation of the standards outlined in Policy 7.001 – Library’s Code of Conduct.