Public computers in the library’s reference area are designed for use by individuals 13 years or older. Children under the age of 13 are to use the public computers in the children’s area.
General Statement: The Cumberland County Library provides access to the Internet and other electronic resources to further our mission of providing information and educational resources to our community.
The Internet is an unregulated medium which may contain different kinds of materials, some of which may be of an offensive nature. In offering Internet access, the library staff cannot control or assure responsibility for:
- Access points reached
- The content of interactive communications such as e-mail, newsgroups, list-servs, blogs, etc.
- The validity of information
- Accessibility due to technical difficulties or Internet reliability
Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet and the Cumberland County Library Local Area Network. Parents are encourage to watch their children as they use these resources. Information on Internet safety for children is available via the Center for Missing and Exploited Children online at https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz.
- Users are required to sign in to use the Internet with a library card and PIN number
- Users are not allowed to sign in for others
- Display of sexually explicit graphics is discouraged
- Display or transmission of profane, abusive or threatening language is prohibited
- Violating any local, state, or federal statute is prohibited, including the N.J. State Statute on obscenity, commonly known as 2C:24-4
Word processing is available for the public to use on all computers.
ANY USER VIOLATING THESE GUIDELINES WILL BE ASKED TO STOP. IF THE VIOLATION CONTINUES AFTER A WRITTEN WARNING IS ISSUED, THE USER WILL FORFEIT THE RIGHT TO USE THE COMPUTERS AT THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY.
ADULTS USING THE INTERNET ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING CHILDREN ACCOMPANYING THEM.
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Handouts and Bulletin Boards
Rationale: It is the policy of the library, as part of the its information mission, to provide access to free materials/community information through the distribution of free handouts or the public posting of flyers, notices and posters. Such materials are limited to those of an educational, cultural, civic, intellectual, recreational or charitable nature.
To give access to as much community information as possible, most material is displayed for one month only. When space is limited, preference is given to Cumberland County organizations.
Handouts and posters should be submitted to the Community Relations Coordinator for approval. Materials from for-profit groups, companies, organizations or individuals may not necessarily indicate the library’s endorsement of the issues or events promoted by these individuals.
Petitioning or Distribution of Literature in Library
In library: It is the library’s policy that petitioning, soliciting, distribution of literature or leaflets, canvassing, or similar types of appeals by members of the public are not allowed in the library. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Director for specific library-related, City or County projects.
On library grounds: Groups or individuals who wish to petition, solicit, canvas, or distribute literature to the public on library parking lots, sidewalks, or other grounds surrounding the library building may do so if they do not impede access by the public to the building, make excessive noise, or otherwise interfere with the use of the library.
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Use of the Cumberland County Library’s network, computers, and internet access for the transmission, dissemination, and/or duplication of information must comply with federal and state laws. The Cumberland County Library expects all users to comply with such laws. Computer users will also refrain from any activity that unreasonably interferes with library customers’ comfort, safety, use or quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the library, including but not limited to:
- Display of obscenity in violation of the law as per NJSA 2C:34-4 Public Communication of Obscenity;
- Illegal activities;
- Harassment of other users or violation of their privacy;
- Libeling, slandering or maliciously offending other users;
- Violation of copyright laws or software licensing agreements;
- Attempting to hack, crash, degrade performance or gain unauthorized access to Cumberland County Library’s or to other computer systems or networks;
- Damaging equipment, software or data belonging to Cumberland County Library or other users;
- Making any loud or unreasonable noise, or other disturbance, including disruptive use of personal devices;
- Tampering with the library’s filtering or software;
- Refusing to leave a computer after being suspended from computer use, or continuing to create a disturbance while using Cumberland County Library equipment.
Computer Users acknowledge that:
- They use the library’s computers and internet access at their own risk;
- The library does not assume responsibility for the content of material on the internet;
- The viewing and use of materials on the internet is the responsibility of each individual user, and the responsibility of parents or guardians for their children under 17;
- All internet computers are filtered for content but filtering does not guarantee that offensive sites will be blocked;
Reserving a Library Computer
Use of any public internet access computer by any customer at the Cumberland County Public Library constitutes acceptance of the Cumberland County Library’s Computer And Internet Use Policy. Any violation of the library’s Computer And Internet Use Policy will result in the termination of the violator’s internet session and or the suspension of the violator’s library privileges.
All library customers using the computers at Cumberland County Library must register in advance with the library.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY ROOM USAGE POLICY
It shall be the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Cumberland County Library to make Meeting Rooms in the Cumberland County Library available to individuals for self-improvement, including but not limited to: doctor appointments, job interviews, social service meetings, etc. The use of Meeting Rooms shall in no way interfere with the most effective utilization of Library facilities for Library purposes.
- The Meeting Room shall not be used for commercial purposes. Businesses located in Cumberland County may reserve the Meeting Room for employee training or community service programs. Businesses may not distribute self-promoting material when conducting community service programs.
- The application shall be made prior to the date requested. Application constitutes acceptance of the Meeting Room Usage Policy.
- Meeting Rooms are only available during regular library hours. All meetings and appointments must adjourn at least 30 minutes before the Library’s closing time.
- The individual signing the application for a Meeting Room must be over 18 years of age and must agree to be individually legally responsible for all damage to any property of the Library resulting from the negligence, carelessness, or willful acts of any member, officer, employee, agent or of any of the invitees utilizing the Meeting Room during the hours reserved on the application.
- There shall be at least one guardian in attendance during the time reserved for when minors are using the Meeting Room.
- All groups and individuals shall abide by the Fire Regulations of Cumberland County and the requirements of the American’s With Disabilities Act.
- No items of any nature may be attached to the walls, doors, ceiling, etc.
- Smoking, vaping, and e-cigarettes are not allowed in the Library.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the library.
- The Cumberland County Library, Cumberland County, and the employees and Trustees of the Cumberland County Library shall not be responsible for any accidents, loss of personal property, etc., occurring as a result of the utilization of the Meeting Room.
- Granting of permission to use the Library’s Meeting Room does not imply endorsement of the aims, policies or programs of any group or organization. Publicity for meetings must not give the impression that the program is sponsored, co-sponsored or approved by the Library.
- If these rules and regulations are violated by any group or individual, the group or individual is subject to the revocation of its privileges for future use at the discretion of the Library Board of Trustees.
- Any changes in the policy or regulations set forth above shall be by resolution of the Board of Trustees in conformity with the By-laws of the Board of Trustees.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 January 2022