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Policy

Our mission: nurturing the life of the mind by encouraging the community to enter, read, look, listen, and learn.

In pursuit of this mission, goals for the Rangeley Public Library are to serve as a popular materials library, a child's door to learning, an education support center, and a life-long learning center.

We support the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Act.

Ten public computers are available for Internet use. Children under 12 MUST have a parent with them.

USE OF COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

A. The Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, the Freedom to View Statement, and the Book and Materials Selection Policy of the Rangeley Public Library shall apply to all electronically transmitted materials. Access to Constitutionally protected materials on the Internet shall be free, uncensored, democratic.  

B. The Rangeley Public Library has no control over and does not monitor the Internet which is a global, unregulated electronic network. The Rangeley Public Library is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information provided by the Internet. Patrons should be aware that certain information may not be appropriate for minors. Parents and/or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are ultimately responsible for their children's use of the Internet.  In order to receive federal funding for telecommunications and in order to receive free internet service through the Maine School & Library Network, Rangeley Public Library uses an external filtering system approved under the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is a federal law enacted by the United States Congress to protect kids from offensive online content.  It is also a requirement for federal funds under the E-Rate program. 

C. The Library will not be responsible for any fees incurred through patron use of the Rangeley Public Library computers. The Library will not be responsible for damages arising from the use of the Internet.

D. Persons using the computers in the Rangeley Public Library shall not engage in conduct that unreasonably interferes with another person's use and enjoyment of the Library. Computers may be used for legal purposes only and may not be used to harass, libel, or slander individuals or organizations.

E.  Wireless access is open to the public for use with wireless ready laptops.  The wireless connection is used entirely at the risk of the user.  No express warranty is made by Rangeley Public Library regarding wireless access service.  The library disclaims any implied warranty, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular reason.