Unacceptable Use of Electronic Resources

Unacceptable Use of Electronic Resources

Any of the following actions may result in the loss of library privileges and/or criminal prosecution or other legal action. Unacceptable use of Douglas County Libraries electronic resources includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. It is not acceptable to use Douglas County Libraries electronic resources for illegal or criminal use.
  2. It is not acceptable to violate the legal protections provided by copyright and licenses to program or data.
  3. It is not acceptable to use Douglas County Libraries resources to seek to infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage or alter the software or hardware components of a local or remote computer or computing system.
  4. It is not acceptable to seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users. Users shall not represent themselves as another user unless explicitly authorized to do so by that user.
  5. It is not acceptable to falsify one's age to gain access to Internet sites.
  6. It is not acceptable to use our Internet workstations beyond time limits established by library staff. This time limit may change without notice.
  7. The library reserves the right to monitor web sessions in order to ensure system security. Library staff may review these sessions anonymously and remotely. All transactions will be considered confidential, except in those cases where illegal activity is observed, in which case Internet connections may be terminated, and information may be made available to the local law enforcement agency in accordance with the provisions of C.R.S. 24-90-119.
  8. Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors is not acceptable.

In general, Douglas County Libraries expects that our patrons will be both law-abiding and civil.