In acting with the mission of the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library, access to
information is available in a variety of formats including electronically accessed
information. The Library recognizes the importance and value of the Internet as one of
these resources, but some information accessed through the Internet may not be
considered suitable for minors and may be deemed harmful as defined by local, state,
and federal laws.

Restricted Internet Access:
In order to give parents and legal guardians options regarding Internet access for their
children, the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library has designated computers with
restricted access. Although, there are select computers with filtering software, filtering
does not guarantee that sites will be blocked. The software may not filter harmful
information or sites that are deemed unsuitable according to individual standards. The
Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library encourages parents and guardians to guide
and supervise their children’s use of the Internet. Librarians do not act in the place of

Unrestricted Adult Internet Access:
Unfiltered Internet access is available to meet the personal needs of individuals 18
years of age and older on computer workstations located in a separate designated area.
It is up to each user to determine what is appropriate. However, it is expected that the
electronic resources will be used in a responsible manner. Users must be aware that
computers are shared by many people of all sensibilities. No one under the age of 18 is
allowed to accompany anyone at the workstations unless authorized by the Director or

The Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library assumes no direct responsibilities for
damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of the Internet. The Library does not guarantee accuracy of information or endorse electronic transmissions found on this global network.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees September, 30, 2014.