Internet Use Policy

The Appalachian State University Library provides full Internet access in order to support the scholarly activities of Appalachian’s faculty, students, and staff. While controversial and inaccurate material may be obtained on the Internet, the University Library does not monitor patrons’ use of information resources, nor is the Library responsible for censoring access or protecting individuals from controversial or offensive material.

Library workstations must be used in accordance with the Appalachian State University Use of Computers and Data Communications Policy, and in accordance with United States and North Carolina statutes of law.

Users are reminded that the library is a public place and are strongly encouraged to be considerate and not expose others to material and images that might be considered offensive. Indeed, so exposing others to such materials could violate state or Federal law or University policies, including the University’s Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and the aforementioned Computer Usage Policy. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for their children’s use of library materials, whether found on the Internet or among the Library’s other collections.

The Library’s Internet Access Policy is based upon the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and American Library Association documents, including The Library Bill of Rights and Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

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--Adopted by the Library Administration, April 13, 1999.