and the Internet Disclaimer
The Internet is a worldwide computer network which provides easy access
to a massive body of information. The information and resources available
on the Internet expand the Library’s information services beyond
traditional collections. Not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete,
or current information, and some may be offensive. The Internet is a rapidly
changing environment. The Amos Memorial Public Library does not monitor
and has no control over the information accessed over the Internet and
is not responsible for its content.
It is understood by users of OPLIN, the Internet and other electronic
resources that most of the information is not generated by Amos Memorial
Public Library or OPLIN. Information available through OPLIN, the Internet,
and other electronic resources are not warranted by Amos Memorial Public
Library to be accurate, authoritative, factual, or complete. Furthermore,
availability of networked or electronic information via the Library does
not constitute any endorsement or ratification of that information. Neither
are the Library nor OPLIN responsible for the content of electronic information
All users of this service agree to hold the Amos Memorial Public Library
and OPLIN harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations,
or liabilities directly or indirectly relating to the use of OPLIN and
the Internet, caused thereby or arising therefrom. In no event shall the
Amos Memorial Public Library or OPLIN have any liability for lost profits
or for indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages or any liability
to any third party, even if the Amos Memorial Public Library or OPLIN
is advised of the possibility of such damages.
The Library cannot censor access to material nor protect users from offensive
information. As with all library materials, parents, guardians and care
givers are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet.
Library staff cannot control the databases that children may select on
the Internet. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for
their children’s use of the Internet through the Library’s
Parents are encouraged to work with their children to develop acceptable
rules for Internet use. Patents and children are also encouraged to read
Child Safety on the Information Highway, jointly produced by the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services
Association. This publication is available at each branch and at the Information
Desk or the Children’s Department of the main library.
Minor children, under 18, must have parental permission to gain access
to OPLIN and the Internet through the library’s microcomputers.