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The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is a private organization operated under the auspices of The Grundy Foundation and governed by a Board of Trustees.  The Trustees reserve the right to change this Policy of accommodation without notice, and have unfettered discretion to deny any individual or organization access to the Library space, its materials, or programs if it is in the best interests of the Foundation to do so.

Computer Use Policy

  • Patrons must abide by the Procedures for Computer Use, the Computer Use Policy, the Internet Policy, and the Patron Policy in order to use the library's computers.
  • Patrons may not alter or reconfigure the library's hardware or software in any way.
  • Patrons will be accountable for any malicious use or damage to hardware, software, and data. Any and all damages to the library's hardware and software will be charged to the person using the equipment.
  • Availability of some or all of the library's resources is dependent on technical issues that may be beyond control of library personnel.
  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local laws is mandatory.

Users who violate this policy will be warned the first time. A second violation will result in being banned from using Library PC's or network for four weeks. A user may be permanently banned for serious or repeated offenses and law enforcement authorities may be called.

Internet Use Policy

  • Patrons must abide by the Procedures for Computer Use, the Computer Use Policy, the Internet Policy, and the Patron Policy in order to use the library's computers.
  • Patrons will be accountable for any malicious or illegal use of the Internet.
  • The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is not responsible for the accuracy or the content of any information found on the Internet. Users are responsible for determining the value and accuracy of online information. Particular caution should be obtained when:
  • obtaining financial, medical, or legal information from the Internet
  • disclosing personal information
  • Library personnel do not monitor or supervise Internet activity.
  • As with other library materials, it is the parent or legal guardian of minor children who must assume ultimate responsibility for supervising access to Internet resources in the Library.
  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local laws is mandatory.
  • Access to inappropriate materials, defined as text or graphics, which may be reasonably construed as obscene or constitute pornography, is strictly prohibited. Including materials belonging to individuals that do not originate in the library as well as materials procured through use of library resources. The Grundy Foundation, in its sole discretion, shall determine what materials are considered inappropriate.
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