Internet Policy


The Gloucester City Library provides library users with access to ideas, information and entertainment in a welcoming environment.  The Library endeavors to develop collections, services and resources that support these services.  We do this, in part, by offering patrons free access to the internet.

The Internet is a worldwide entity with a diverse user population. Our patrons access and use it at their own risk.  The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information found through the Internet and is not responsible for its content or accuracy.

All Internet resources accessible in the Library are provided equally to each Library user.  The Library may set time limits for its use so that all patrons seeking access will have appropriate opportunity.

All public computers are installed with software to be comlpiant with the Children Internet Protection Act. Parents or guardians, not the Library or its personnel, are responsible for the information found by children.  Because parents or guardians may feel that information available through the Internet is not suitable for viewing by children in their care, parental supervision is advised.

The Library staff will not monitor or supervise Internet access, other than length of use.  However, if Internet use results in a disruption of Library services, or if patron behavior becomes inappropriate for a library setting, the Library reserves the right to end the Internet session.

 Approved by Board on 7/20/2015.