Internet access, as provided by the Monroe County Library System, allows the Ogden Farmers' Library to provide electronic information beyond the physical confines of our collection, including access to ideas, information and commentary from around the globe.
The Internet is an unmediated, global medium which offers access to a wealth of excellent material, but also provides access to materials and images which some people might find offensive or disturbing. The Children's Internet Protection Act requires all public and school libraries in the United States to use a filter to protect children from pornography and other harmful material available on the Internet. In compliance with this law, the Ogden Farmers' Library Board of Trustees has elected to use a product called the R2000 to filter pornography and chat access on library computers. Comments or concerns regarding this decision should be addressed in writing to the Ogden Farmers' Library Board of Trustees, 269 Ogden Center Road, Spencerport, NY 14559.
The library cannot control materials and images available on the Internet. Therefore users must be aware that the Ogden Farmers' Library and its agents cannot be held responsible for what may be accessed through the library computers.
The library upholds and affirms the right of each individual, regardless of age, to access constitutionally protected material. However, due to the public atmosphere of the library, we also ask users to follow a code of conduct while accessing the Internet. That code of conduct is available for viewing below.
The library also affirms the right and responsibility of parents to monitor their children's use of the library materials and resources, including the Internet.
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees May 20, 1999
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