Internet Use Policy

The Brewster Ladies’ Library, in accordance with its mission to provide free and convenient access to information, offers its patrons access to the Internet by means of either public computers or wireless devices. Patrons are required to agree to the Acceptable Internet Use Policy before using the Internet.


Since there is no restriction on the content or quality of the material available on the Internet, the Library cannot be responsible for what is accessed.


As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. We cannot guarantee or supervise the safety and security of minors when they are using the Internet or any other forms of direct electronic communications. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to monitor their child’s Internet access and behavior while they are online in the Library


The Library’s Internet connection is not secure and any information being entered or transmitted could be intercepted, viewed by another user, or lost.


It is illegal for patrons to use the Library’s Internet access to view, print, send or receive images, graphics or any other material that violate Massachusetts or Federal laws relating to pornography.


Patrons may not violate copyright or trademark laws, software licensing agreements or intellectual property rights, or download material covered by these laws.


The staff may observe use of the computers to ensure that this policy and appropriate standards of behavior are maintained. Library privileges may be suspended for misuse of or damage to equipment, for behavior that is disruptive to the operation of the library and its patrons, and for any inappropriate behavior deemed to be a violation of any library policy.


Approved June 16, 2011 by the Board of the Brewster Ladies’ Library Association