Internet Use: Acceptable Use Policy
Indian Valley Public Library will provide public access to the Internet as part of its reference information services. Users need to be aware that not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Some material may be controversial or offensive in nature. The library is unable to screen or censor internet access and cannot be held responsible for any material found on the Internet or damages resulting from use of this service.
The library requires responsible use of its Internet service.
1. Hardware and software may not be modified, abused or destroyed.
2. The system may not be used to retrieve or use sexually explicit material as defined in Title 18 PaCS 5903, or violent material.
3. Materials found on the Internet must be used in accordance with copyright laws.
The library reserves the right to ask any user to relinquish the use of the system at any time. When Internet use is heavy, playing games online may be limited.
Approved by the IVPL Board of Trustees: December 19, 1992
Reviewed and amended: October 14, 1999
Reviewed and amended: September 15, 2005
Exhibits, Displays and Bulletin Boards
It is part of the library’s function to provide access to intellectual and cultural resources to the community. Thus, the Indian Valley Public Library welcomes community groups, organizations and individuals to use the various display areas and the public bulletin board of the library. Space is provided for items of an educational, cultural, civic, or recreational nature, rather than for commercial or political purposes.
The bulletin board is a community service to publicize local groups, meetings, cultural events, non-partisan political events, fund-raising events for non-profit organizations, educational opportunities, or other services that are of a non-profit, non-self-promoting nature.
Educational or instructional opportunities may be posted, regardless of whether they are of a for-profit or non-profit nature.
Personal ads, campaign literature, baby-sitting, and garage sales are not posted.
Items may be rejected for lack of space.
Space on the bulletin board is also reserved for Souderton Area School District information.
The date items are received will be stamped ”Posted” (by the Reference Librarian) and the items will be removed after one month or when timeliness has ceased.
Exhibits in the library are seen by anyone who walks into the building - both children and adults who may have various degrees of sophistication. Exhibits must therefore meet what is generally known as “a standard acceptable to the community”.
Applications for exhibits will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The library shall have the final decision on the content and arrangement of all exhibits. Every item must meet the library’s standard of value and quality. The library reserves the right to reject all and/or any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display.
Advertising by profit-making concerns (for other than lessons and instruction), religious tracts, or partisan political materials may not be posted, displayed or exhibited in the library.
All publicity materials relating to exhibits shall be submitted for approval by the library.
Areas available to the public for display include the two exhibit cases, the walls of the front hallways, and special display tables. A coalition of local artists arranges for hallway exhibits.
It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to set up and remove the exhibit. Exhibits will normally be scheduled for a period of one calendar month. Exceptions must be approved by the library director.
The library assumes no responsibility for either damage to or the preservation , protection, or theft of any item displayed or exhibited, as per insurance carrier. All items placed in the library are done at the owner’s risk.
All exhibitors are required to sign a form which releases the library from any responsibility for exhibited items. (See form below).
All exhibitors are required to sign the following form which releases the library from any responsibility for exhibited items.
Approved by the IVPL Board of Trustees: April 14, 1993
Reviewed and Amended: October 14, 1999
I/we the undersigned, hereby lend the following works of art or other material to the Indian Valley Public Library for exhibit purposes only. In consideration for the privilege of exhibiting them in the library, I/we hereby release said library from responsibility for damage to or the loss and/or destruction of these materials or any part thereof while they are in the possession of the library.
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You will need Web browser software (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, etc.) and a compliant 802.11 wireless device installed on your laptop, or a laptop with integrated capability.
How to Connect to the Network
Choose the network IVPLPub, and then ask for the network key at the reference desk.
Printing to the library's printer is not currently available through the wireless network. To print, save your document to a floppy disk or removable drive, and check in with the Reference Librarian to use one of the word processing computers.
Limitations and Disclaimers - Please Read!
Library staff will not provide technical assistance and the library cannot guarantee that you will be able to make a connection.
The library's wireless network is not secure and you use it at your own risk. The library recommends that you do not send sensitive or personal information through this network.
The library is not responsible for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or files on your computer. If you need to change any settings to access the wireless network, be sure to write down and save your current settings before you change them.
The library's internet usage policy forbids users from retrieving or using violent material or sexually explicit material as defined in Title 18 PaCS 5903. Wireless users are expected to respect the library's policy. Please review the policy here.