INTERNET ACCESS POLICY
In keeping with the mission of the Bloomfield Township Public Library, all
patrons shall have enhanced accessibility to ideas and information through
the library's connection to the Internet.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library does not monitor and exerts no
control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be
held responsible for the content of the Internet. The Bloomfield Township
Public Library shall not restrict access or protect persons from information
found individually offensive, except as provided by law. Library patrons use
the Internet at their own discretion and are expected to abide by the
Bloomfield Township Public Library's Conduct Policy and the library's Rules
of Conduct. As with all library resources, parents and guardians of minor
children, not the Bloomfield Township Public Library, are responsible for
their children's use of and exposure to the Internet through the library's
Users of the library's Internet access must observe copyright and
communication laws and others' right to privacy. Individuals using library
resources for illegal activities may be subject to prosecution.
Internet access at Bloomfield Township Public Library recognizes diversity
of viewpoint in the Bloomfield Township community. BTPL subscribes to
the principles expressed in these documents of the American Library
Association: the Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read statement, and
Freedom to View statement. The Library also subscribes to the policy of
our consortium partnering to bring Internet access to this community, the
Metro Net Acceptable Use Policy.