Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Internet Use Policy

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) is committed to offering public access to the internet as part of its mission and vision. EVPL affirms the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights as part of its civic responsibility for a literate and informed community.

Because EVPL has no control over Internet sources, EVPL is not responsible for its content or the information retrieved. EVPL makes no warranties, expressed or implied, that the functions or content of the Internet will meet any user's specific requirements, or that access will be trouble-free or uninterrupted. Nor shall EVPL be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including lost data, information, or income, sustained or incurred in connection with the use, operation, or inability to use the Internet. Internet users are subject to applicable local, state, and federal statutes. Any unlawful or malicious activity or any activity that causes harm to another person will result in loss of Internet use for the offending person.

Internet acceptable use is governed in a manner consistent with other EVPL behavior expectations. Internet users are subject to applicable local, state, and federal laws. By using EVPL’s public technologies and internet service, users agree to follow existing policies that govern acceptable and legal use of EVPL services.

No user shall tamper with EVPL hardware, software, or network; nor attempt to hack other computers or networks using EVPL Internet service and technologies.

Use of a scheduled computer requires an EVPL card, either a regular library card or a computer guest card. Use of any EVPL card issued to another individual constitutes fraud, and may result in loss of EVPL privileges.

By using EVPL’s services, users agree to follow existing EVPL polices such as EVPL’s Code of Conduct.

EVPL may suspend Internet use privileges if it is determined any use violates this Internet Use Policy.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees
November 9, 2017