Internet Use Policy

Internet Use Policy

Wake County Public Library is committed to its mission of promoting the love of reading and fostering the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County. In keeping with this mission, the Library is offering public electronic resources available on the World Wide Web. In compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act, the Library has installed filters on all public Internet terminals. This filter should block access to those graphic images and materials defined as harmful to minors in the North Carolina General Statutes § 14-190.1–14-190.15. 

The Library has no control over content on the Internet and is not responsible for information that is inaccurate, incomplete or illegal. The Library is not responsible for any material transmitted electronically by users of its public Internet terminals. The monitoring of a minor's access to the Internet is the responsibility of that person's parent or legal guardian. 

Acceptable Use Policy 
Use of public computers to violate state or Federal laws regarding public display of pornography, cyber stalking, identity theft, fraud, etc., is forbidden and may result in revocation of your library use privileges. Further, law enforcement officials having probable cause to suspect illegal usage of public use personal computers in the Library may obtain usage records for these machines in accordance with state law. 

State law requires us to protect minor children from seeing any sexually explicit sites, even accidentally on library computers. Content and some websites are filtered and blocked on library computers and public WiFi service. 

 All users shall specifically refrain from the following activities: 

  • Downloading and/or installing executable files from any source. 
  • Changing the configuration files of any hardware or software on the library’s workstations or attempting to disable the library’s security software. 
  • Misrepresenting themselves on the Internet with the intention to commit harm, fraud or as a source of an electronic communication. 
  • Connecting any personal devices to the library’s wired Ethernet network. 
  • Sharing computer account numbers, passwords and other types of authorization that are assigned to individual users without consent.