Clare County Library provides public
access to the Internet in keeping with its role as a source of information,
intellectual development and enrichment for the community
Clare County Library
has no control over the information accessed and cannot be held responsible
for the content or quality of the information retrieved.
any material in violation of any laws is prohibited. This includes,
but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene
material, or pornographic material.
- Clare County Library Service adopts a family friendly
ethos and culture – with much use of our spaces by families and
the elderly. Viewing pornography at any time is not deemed acceptable
where there is potential exposure to others. You will be asked to terminate
your internet session immediately.
Attempts to violate
Internet security will result in loss of Internet privileges.
As is the case
with all other library materials, any restriction of a child's access
to the Internet is the responsibility of the child's parent or legal
You are strongly
advised not to use these machines to purchase merchandise on the web.
While you are welcome
to use this service to send and receive emails it is essential to
log out of your email service when you have finished, so that the
next user of the PC will not have access to your email account. We
recommend you do the same for Facebook, Twitter and other social network
Due to our limited
resources, we reserve the right to restrict Internet access to research
and information sources only.
The use of these
computers for recreational games or chatlines is not allowed.
software is not permitted due to security considerations.
- Downloading of large media files, including audio
books and films, is not allowed.
As our Internet
PCs are in very public areas, open visually to people of all ages,
filtering software is installed on them. This software blocks out
undesirable sites. However, some sites may be banned simply
because they have certain words or phrases mentioned in them. If this
happens, you can apply to have the site unblocked by contacting library
staff. It may take some time to have a site unblocked.