Library Code of Conduct
The Library is open at designated times to the public for the purpose of reading, studying, using Library materials, and participating in Library programs or events. The term “Library” when used herein encompasses the Library Building and the Library grounds except where the context indicates otherwise.
Violations of this Library Code of Conduct may result in the suspension of Library privileges, including but not limited to the right to enter the Library or Library grounds, use Library facilities and/or to borrow materials.
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The following are not permitted
Anyone violating Federal statutes, State statutes, local ordinances or the Library’s policies may be required to leave the premises and may be reported to the authorities. Police assistance may be utilized if deemed advisable by the Library staff.
Unattended Children Policy
Kemmerer Library Harding Township welcomes children of all ages to the Library and hopes they will find it a warm, inviting place to read, learn and study. We welcome families and, in doing so, affirm the parent’s and/or caregiver’s responsibility for their child’s safety and well–being.
Library staff cannot assume responsibility for the care or supervision of children using the Library outside of scheduled Library programs. The Library does not serve as a baby-sitting or day care service and the Library staff has responsibilities that prevent them from providing appropriate supervision for children.
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At all times the parent or guardian is responsible for the care and supervision of the child, not the Library or any of the Library staff members. If a parent or guardian decides to leave a child unattended in the Library, the following guidelines must be met:
Adopted July, 2014
Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Kemmerer Library Harding Township provides computers that may be used by its patrons.
Computer and Internet service is made available in recognition of the Library’s role as a community center for education and information. The Internet allows Library users to access information beyond the confines of the collection located in the Library.
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Access to the Internet and Microsoft’s Office software is available on public computers located in the Adult and Children’s Rooms. Unfiltered wireless Internet connectivity without printing capabilities is also offered in most areas of the building for users with their own wireless enabled laptops and devices.
All users of the Library’s Internet service (whether with your own device or the Library’s computer) are expected to follow the Code of Conduct Policy, other Library policies as well as those outlined below.
Library Computer & Internet Rules
Child Safety on the Internet
The Library affirms the right and responsibility of parents, caretakers or guardians to guide, determine and monitor their children’s use of the Internet but the Library’s policies for computer and internet use apply at all times.
Parents, caretakers and guardians should be aware that children who use the Internet unsupervised may be exposed to inappropriate or disturbing information and images.
Please read the Unattended Children Policy for further guidance.
Time permitting, Library staff is available to assist a patron in his/her use of the computer, software or Internet. Staff will try to answer specific questions about the Internet and offer suggestions for effective searching.
Staff can also provide information about Internet training opportunities and Internet books and manuals. However, each user is responsible for his or her own searches on the Internet.
Use of the Library’s computers is free; however, there is a charge for printing and other materials supplied by the Kemmerer Library Harding Township.
Users agree not to incur any costs for the Library through their use of the Internet service. Any costs incurred will be the users’ responsibility and the Library will pursue the collection thereof.
Adopted July 2014