The mission of the Murray Library is to ensure that the citizens of Murray City have the right and means to free and open access to ideas and information which are fundamental to a democratic society.
The Library provides computers, network access, wireless access and software applications to help fulfill this mission. The Library maintains an Internet web site for remote access to library resources.
The Library upholds and affirms the right of each individual adult to access to constitutionally protected material. The Library abides by all local, State, and Federal laws or regulations concerning Internet access by adults and minors. The Library uses an Internet technology protection measure that strives to protect against access to visual depictions that are of child pornography, that are harmful to minors, or are obscene. The Library may impose time limits to facilitate equitable access to computers.
Terms & Conditions
The Library is not responsible for any damages to personal property or for information obtained on the Internet. The Library Director, or a designee, may also determine other reasonable restrictions in specific cases which may not be addressed by this policy, until the Library Board of Trustees has had the opportunity to review the need for such restrictions. This policy was adopted by the Murray Library Board of Trustees at their regular meeting of June 16, 2004, amended on October 18, 2006, and reviewed and approved on May 23, 2007 and June 23, 2010, and amended and approved on May 15, 2013. This policy is effective July 1, 2004 and will be reviewed at least every three years. Parental permission policy for minors is effective January 1, 2007. This policy will be posted in a conspicuous place within the library and will be published on the library web site.
“Adult” is an individual 18 years of age or older.
“Minor” is an individual younger than 18 years of age.
“Technology Protection Measure” is a technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions.
“Child Pornography” is defined in Section 76–5a-2
“Harmful to Minors” is defined in Section 76-10-1201
“Obscene” is defined in 20 U.S.C. Sec. 9101
Individuals who request access to the Internet may be required to provide proof of age to library staff.
To use the computers, minors must have a parent or guardian's approval.
The wireless network uses an Internet technology protection measure and is available to all.
The Library Director or a designee may, in accordance with the law, disable a technology protection measure to permit an adult to access constitutionally protected material.
Individuals accessing the Internet must follow all local, State, and Federal laws regarding acceptable behavior.
Visual depiction of sexual material may create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment which is prohibited by the Murray City Anti-Harassment Policy.
To provide assistance and to monitor appropriate use, access is in an area observable by the staff and removed from the Children’s Services area.
Complaints about this policy or its enforcement should be submitted in writing to the Library Director, who will respond within 30 days. The decision of the director may be appealed to the Board of Trustees in writing within 30 days. The Library Board or the Murray City Attorney will respond to the appeal within 30 days.