Orange Beach Public Library
Internet Public Use Policy
The Orange Beach Public
Library provides access to the Internet in
accordance with out mission to meet the
informational, educational and recreational
needs of our patrons.
Not all information found
on the internet is accurate, up-to-date, legal
or acceptable to all individuals. The internet
is unregulated and materials accessible through
it may be biased, inappropriate or offensive.
The library does not control information found
on the internet and therefore cannot be
responsible for its content. Patrons may
inadvertently see materials of on the internet
which they find objectionable. Users are
advised to use caution when sending personal or
financial information over the internet. In
all cases, patrons use the internet at their own
It is the policy of the
Orange Beach Public Library that parents or
legal guardians of minor children are ultimately
responsible for the child’s use of the internet
at the library. Furthermore, library staff are
not responsible for supervising minors while
they are using the computers at the library.
Orange Beach Public
Library is committed to providing an environment
free of sexual harassment. Patrons may not
display on screens or printers materials with
sexually explicit graphics.
Use which damages or
disrupts software or hardware is prohibited and
may result in legal action. Patrons are solely
responsible for obeying all copyright law and
for any infringement of that law. Use of the
internet to engage in any illegal activity is
Orange Beach Public
Library reserves the right to regulate use of
the workstations to include the amount of time a
workstation may be used, printing charges or
restrictions for that workstation, chat room
use, e-mail use, sign-up requirements and
further reserves the right to terminate an
internet session at any time.
Use of the internet at
this library signifies acceptance of this
policy. Internet users who violate the
library’s policy on internet use are subject to
losing internet, computer and library
privileges. In addition, patrons who make
prints from the internet and do not pay for them
are subject to the same loss of privileges.
The library reserves the right to modify this
policy and to develop corresponding procedures
which are in the best interest of promoting an
enforcing the intent of this policy.