Computer use has become an integral part of many Library activities. While some computing is still done on individual machines, information also resides on the Internet. Information and resources on the Internet enhance those already held in any library and often go beyond what is locally available. Some guidelines for making optimum use of these resources on the computers in Moffett Library are listed below.
Since the Internet is a global electronic network, there is no national, state, or local control of its
users or content. The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of material and
opinions from diverse points of view. Moffett Library does not monitor and has no control over the
information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Free
access to the Internet is compatible with Moffett Library's endorsement of the Library Bill of
Rights of the American Library Association. Specifically, The library does not censor your
access to materials or protect you from information that may be offensive or incorrect, but please be considerate of others who might find what you are viewing offensive.
Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information You need to be
a good information consumer questioning the validity of the information you retrieve. In particular, parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet through the Library's connection.
Guidelines for Using the Internet:
Internet Functions We Support:
Moffett Library uses the World Wide Web browser Internet Explorer as its primary connection to
the Web. Library staff are available to help you with startup steps and basic usage but because
of library scheduling, Internet-trained staff may not always be available.
We cannot control the availability of information links that often change rapidly. That means you
may not always be able to go to the places on the Internet you want to visit when you want to
visit. There may be too many Internet visitors and the host computer has closed itself off. The
resource you want may be licensed to that particular institution, in which case you would need to
be affiliated with the institution in order to get access, or maybe the computer has changed its
address. Our own library's Internet connection may be temporarily inoperable due to technical
Internet Functions We Do Not Support:
The Library does not provide or allow electronic mail accounts, Internet relay chats, or
newsgroups to be accessed from our computers.
You and the Copyright Laws:
Sanctions You Might Face:
Have fun exploring the Internet but please remember that many times you will find the specific information you need more quickly right here in Moffett Library's own books and periodicals.