- Internet at the Library
- INTERNET COMING TO THE LIBRARY.Since October 1, 1996, the Internet has been
available for public use at all locations, with the exception of Charing Cross and Marketplace.
Many of you have told us how much you wanted Library Internet connections. The Library is
responded to your demand.
- BENEFITS OF INTERNET USE. On the Library Internet, you and your child can connect
without charge to tens and thousands of information and learning sources that together
make up what many call "The Information Highway." In using the Internet, for
example, your child will have have many more sources for schoolwork help than are
available in print at even the largest library branch.
- INTERNET CONTENT NOT CONTROLLED. The Internet, however is not regulated. Not all
Internet sources are accurate, complete, or current. It is also possible for your child to
use the Internet to find materials and pictures which you as a parent or guardian may find
disturbing, too explicit, or otherwise inappropriate for your child's use.
- PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. As a matter of policy, the Library provides all its
materials to every user. We expect you as a parent or guardian to take responsibility for
deciding what library resources your child will use. As part of the Library's effort to
support you in your parenting or guardian role, we give you the choice of deciding whether
or not your child should use the Library Internet.
- YOUR DECISION.
- * Internet Privileges: To give permission to your child to use the Internet, sign
the Parent Permission Form enclosed with this letter. Bring this form and your child's
library card to any St. Louis Public Library location, and your child will be able to use
the Library's Internet computers.
- * No Internet Privileges: To deny permission to your child to use the Internet,
do nothing. If the signed form is not returned, your child will be allowed to use only the
electronic resources available on Library computers which do not
have the Internet.
- LIBRARY WORKS WITH YOU. By giving you the right to decide on how your child uses
the Library's Internet computers, the Library continues its effect to be responsible and
sensitive to St. Louis parents who hold many different points of view about what is
appropriate for their children's homework and reading use.
- St. Louis Public Library Public Internet Policy: Use
of Internet services is a privilege and not a right. Read the rules and procedures of this
policy that must be obeyed.
- MY RULES FOR ONLINE SAFETY and CHILD SAFETY ON THE
INFORMATION HIGHWAY: Parents of minor children are responsible for their children's
use of the Internet through the library's connection. Reading-age children and their
parents are encouraged to read this two-part brochure.
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