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. Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected or accessed by their children. Parents or guardians are strongly advised to remain with their children while they use the Internet.
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.
The library has received funding from the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to provide wifi hotspot service. Any ECF-supported equipment and services can only be provided to users who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.
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. Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, September 26, 2018. Approved as amended by the WRL Board of Trustees, October 20, 2021.]