Internet Use Agreement

All users accessing the Internet through the library must agree to abide by the following rules:

  • The library uses software to block access to Internet sites that violate the Child’s Internet Protection Act. Library users who believe that access has been blocked to a site that does not violate the Childhood Internet Protection Act may request that the library staff unblock the site.
  • The Iredell County Public Library is not liable or responsible for any loss or damage incurred by any library user accessing the Internet through the library’s public use computers. This includes, but is not limited to, any loss associated by buying or selling merchandise or services through the Internet, theft of credit card or other financial data, any personal information disclosed through the Internet, or any other information or data transmitted through the Internet.
  • Users age 12 to 17 require a Public Computer Use Agreement signed by a Parent, Guardian or Legal Care Giver. Users age 18 and over require a signed Public Computer Use Agreement.
  • The reception, transmission, or display of sexually explicit images, messages, or cartoons, or any transmission or use of communications containing ethnic slurs, racial epithets, or any other material that may be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or religious or political beliefs is prohibited.
  • Misuse of email or other communications to defraud, threaten, harass or misrepresent oneself to others is prohibited.
  • Illegally adding, deleting, copying, modifying or "hacking" files or programs on the computer or any other computer or network accessible through the local network or the Internet is prohibited..
  • Violating copyright laws or software license restrictions. Misrepresentation of self by password or signature is prohibited.
  • Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information regarding minors is prohibited.

Adoption Date

This policy was adopted by the Iredell County Board of Commissioners on March 17, 2002.

Wireless Network Policy

By using ICPL’s wireless network, you agree with the following conditions:

  • The user assumes all responsibility for the use of the Library’s wireless network.
  • The Library does not guarantee that all devices will be compatible with our wireless network.
  • The Library’s wireless network is not encrypted. Information sent from or to your device could be intercepted by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.
  • The library is not responsible for any financial loss, interception of private information, infection with viruses or malware, or any other harm you may have while using the library’s wireless network. We advise you to avoid sending sensitive information, such as online purchases or online banking, on any public wireless network.
  • Wireless users requiring sound must use headphones so as not to disturb others.
  • Please be considerate of other library users and refrain from displaying materials that might reasonably be considered objectionable. The library uses content filtering software on the public wireless network in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Users of the Wi-Fi network are responsible for complying with CIPA. Violations of CIPA on the library's Wi-Fi network may result in suspension of access to the network.
  • Users of the public wireless network are prohibited from gaining unauthorized access to other computer systems, damaging or attempting to damage equipment or software; interfering with system operations, integrity or security; gaining unauthorized access to another person’s files, and/or sending harassing messages to other computer users.
  • Violations of this policy may result in restrictions on library use.