Local

November 8, 2012

New filters installed on library Internet

Tags:
Victoria Yarbrough
Library and Leisure Services Director


Those who use the WIFI connection or the public computers at the Sierra Vista Public Library, might notice something different. Although the library’s policies on computer use and Internet access have not changed, Internet filters have been applied in order to comply with state and federal laws.

The Sierra Vista Public Library provides access to the Internet via public access computers and wireless service. Access to the Internet is provided as an integral part of the library’s research, education and information services, and the library upholds and affirms the right of adults to have access to constitutionally-protected materials. All customers are expected to use the Internet in a manner consistent with these purposes and with respect and consideration of other library users.

Per Arizona Revised Statute 34-502, the Sierra Vista Public Library now provides Internet filters to both its wireless system as well as its public computers to prevent minors from gaining access to visual depictions of child pornography, material that is harmful to minors, obscene material, and to prevent anyone from gaining access to visual depictions of child pornography or obscene images.

The Sierra Vista Public Library provides Internet access to all patrons, regardless of their membership status with the library. Library cards will have one of two designations: Internet access granted and Internet access denied. All card holders and visitors who are 18 or older will be automatically designated as having Internet access granted, either through their library card or via a temporary pass. With written permission of a parent or legal guardian, access will also be granted to patrons or visitors who are 17 or younger. No patron under 18 will be granted access to the library’s public computers without written parental or guardian’s permission.

Although Internet filtering has advanced tremendously from even just 10 years ago, no Internet filter is 100 percent effective in either blocking or allowing certain sites through the filter. If patrons come across a website blocked by the library’s filters while using the Internet at the library, they may request that it be unblocked by filling out a request for reconsideration form that is available online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/SVLibrary. The Sierra Vista Public Library staff cannot control the resources on the Internet even through the use of filtering software. A filter may still allow information that is objectionable or potentially offensive to children to be accessed.

The library staff wants users to have a positive experience when using the library so bring any concerns, comments or questions to their attention. For more information, visit the Sierra Vista Public Library website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/SVLibrary or call 458.4225.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Clay and Laura Murray

First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

Clay and Laura Murray This photo of the Brown Fire was taken on Monday evening from Mott Circle on Fort Huachuca. As of Fort Huachuca Scout press time Thursday, firefighters were still working to contain it. A wildfire, the Bro...
 
 
Maranda Flynn

AAFES making small changes for customer satisfaction

Maranda Flynn L&A Southern Style Bar-B-Q, currently located inside Armed Forces Bank, will be relocating to the food court inside the Fort Huachuca Exchange in the next few months. It will replace Manchu Wok, which is clos...
 
 
Courtesy of Glenn Gaskins

Son of Army retirees is top of his league

Courtesy of Glenn Gaskins Najee Gaskins, 16, participates in the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, a baseball showcase held last October in Peoria, Ariz. Playing second base position, he ranks number four in the state and 60th in th...
 

 

Fort Huachuca Exchange shoppers have their say April 24 – May 17

In an effort to constantly improve the level of service provided throughout its facilities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service relies on an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Index for localized, real-time snapshots of how successful the organization is at meeting the community’s needs. The survey, which addresses customer service, pricing, sales associate availability, merchandise assortm...
 
 
MOMC-2_2014.4

Post presents SASH Dash, celebrates Month of the Military Child

Family members visit the sand art table to make colorful creations during the Month of the Military Child event at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Saturday. In addition to arts and crafts activities, children participated in c...
 
 
Brown-Canyon-Ranch-2_2013.10

Brown Canyon Ranch open house offers look into past

Inside the Brown Canyon Ranch home, visitors will tour an interior pertaining to the early 1900s. History buffs will also find more information on the families who owned the ranch. Go back to ranching days in Cochise County and...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin