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Internet Code of Ethics

All users of electronic information sources such as the Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow the rules and regulations of the library providing these resources.

Responsible, ethical use of the Internet includes:

  • Using the Internet for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only, not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes.


  • Not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system; not damaging or altering software components of any network or database.


  • Not sending, receiving or displaying text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene.