Intellectual Freedom Statement
The Library supports intellectual, artistic, political and cultural exploration and provides access to the physical and virtual expressions of a wide array of viewpoints and ideas. As such, users may occasionally find some materials or displays objectionable or disturbing. The Library and its staff do not endorse or condemn any viewpoints with regard to its resource selection, services, or publicly viewable spaces.
Computer Access to Information Resources and Open Internet
The Library computers provide access to online resources, including books, videos, artwork and music, purchased by the Library. The computers also provide access to the open Internet. The Internet provides a vast array of content that can further academic research and personal enrichment. The Library cannot control content on any web pages other than those hosted on the Library’s servers.
The Library upholds the value of free expression and free access to ideas and acknowledges that some material on the Internet may be personally offensive. However, the Library will not censor access and cannot protect individuals from controversial or offensive material. Parents, legal guardians, or care providers are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet and for intentional or inadvertent viewing of other users’ screens.
To ensure access to information and support intellectual freedom, the Library endorses the Library Bill of Rights from the American Library Association, as well as its accompanying document, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.