All users of electronic resources are expected to use these resources in a responsible and ethical manner consistent with the standards and rules of the library and of the community.

Choosing and Evaluating Sources

The library offers access to the Internet as an electronic means of reaching ideas and information and greatly expanding its information services beyond the traditional collections and resources. Because of this, the library has been recognized by the New York State Department of Education as an Electronic Doorway Library.

The Internet provides access to many valuable local, national and international sources of information. The Library provides unrestricted access to the Internet and does not monitor or control content. The library cannot control the accuracy of information, the validity of the information, availability of links, nor the availability of material that some may find offensive. A user MUST evaluate the validity of the information sources.

Library users access the Internet at their own discretion and are responsible for any access points they reach.

Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the Library’s connection.

Refer to Dexter Free Library Computer Use Policy for rules governing use of computers in the library.