Internet Use Policy

General Policies

  • The Carson City Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.
  • Carson City Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through its electronic information systems or any consequences thereof.
  • Although many potentially valuable sources of information are located throughout the Internet, some resources and destinations contain material that some patrons may find offensive or inaccurate. The Carson City Library can neither verify the accuracy nor control the content of sources found on the Internet. As information consumers, patrons must use their own discretion in evaluating the validity and desirability of information found. The Carson City Library does not permit the viewing, downloading or printing of child pornography per NRS 200.730.
  • Materials obtained or copied on library computers may be subject to copyright laws which govern the making of reproductions of copyrighted works. Users must comply with U.S. Copyright laws and other applicable laws. The responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user; the Carson City Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.

Youth Computers

  • In an attempt to limit obscenity, viruses, and malicious downloads on networked computers, the Carson City Library utilizes filtering practices and filtering software on computers in the Children’s and Young Adult areas and the Digitorium, on all computers on the second floor of the library, and the Express Stations on the first floor. However, the Carson City Library cannot guarantee that filtering technology will successfully block all inappropriate sites. Such controls cannot be absolutely foolproof. Parents and guardians must ultimately accept responsibility for determining appropriate use of the Internet by their minor children. Any restriction of the minor 18 child’s access to the Internet remains the sole responsibility of the parent, guardian, or caregiver.
  • Parents are encouraged to guide their minor child’s use of the Internet and to read Child Safety on the Information Highway (Please see the website: www.safekids.com), produced jointly by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services Association.
  • Resources available on youth literacy computers include the Internet, Microsoft Office, and preloaded games. Use of youth literacy computers is on a first-come first-serve basis. No advance reservations will be taken.

Circulating Laptops

  • The library’s laptop computers or Chromebooks can be accessed without filtering via Wi-Fi and are available for use inside the library by patrons 18 years of age and older. Laptops or Chromebooks may be checked out at the Information Desk.

From the Carson City Library Policy approved by the Board of Trustees 7/26/18