Internet Use

All individuals using the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) networks are bound by local, state, and federal laws and other statutes regarding electronic media including copyright laws.

To comply with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and in accordance with Virginia Code § 42.1-36.1 all computers shall have technology protection measures to block illegal or harmful material and/or behavior. Sites containing materials deemed harmful to minors/juveniles, under applicable law, shall remain blocked to youth access within the limitations of library software.  Any attempt to circumvent or disable any part of the technology protection measures without authorization is prohibited. 

To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the WRL computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.

Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities, as well as unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors is prohibited.  

Violations of this policy may result in the revocation of library privileges. Violation of local, state, or federal laws may lead to prosecution.

 

[Approved by the WRL Board of Trustees, April 24, 2002.  Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, March 28, 2007.  Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, June 25, 2008.  Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, March 28, 2012. Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, January 2, 2016.]