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Internet Access Policy


  • Clare County Library provides public access to the Internet in keeping with its role as a source of information, intellectual development and enrichment for the community
  • Clare County Library has no control over the information accessed and cannot be held responsible for the content or quality of the information retrieved.
  • Transmission of any material in violation of any laws is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or pornographic material. Use for any commercial purpose is prohibited also.
  • Clare County Library Service adopts a family friendly ethos and culture – with much use of our spaces by families and the elderly. Viewing pornography at any time is not deemed acceptable where there is potential exposure to others. You will be asked to terminate your internet session immediately.
  • Attempts to violate Internet security will result in loss of Internet privileges.
  • As is the case with all other library materials, any restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the child's parent or legal guardian.
  • You are strongly advised not to use these machines to purchase merchandise on the web.
  • While you are welcome to use this service to send and receive emails it is essential to log out of your email service when you have finished, so that the next user of the PC will not have access to your email account. Alternatively, you can click on the 'Logout' button on the Sitekiosk menu bar. We recommend you do the same for Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites.
  • Due to our limited resources, we reserve the right to restrict Internet access to research and information sources only.
  • The use of these computers for recreational games or chatlines is not allowed.
  • Downloading of software is not permitted due to security considerations.
  • Downloading of large media files, including audio books and films, is not allowed.
  • As our Internet PCs are in very public areas, open visually to people of all ages, filtering software is installed on them. This software blocks out “undesirable” sites. However, some sites may be banned simply because they have certain words or phrases mentioned in them. If this happens, you can apply to have the site unblocked by contacting library staff. It may take some time to have a site unblocked.

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