Internet Use Policy

Computer Access
By providing access to the Internet as an information resource, the library’s goal is to enhance its existing collection in size and depth, giving opportunity to citizens who wish to take advantage of the information available. Integrating electronic resources from outside networks with the Library’s many other resources allows access to international ideas, information, and commentary. 
  1. Public computers at the Library are available for research, entertainment and communication purposes. Staff will assist as needed.
  2. A valid Burleson Public Library card or MetrOPAC consortium member library card is required for Internet use. 
  3. The Library offers internet access to computer users. Parents and/or parent representatives are responsible for their child/children and should monitor their access and usage of the internet. 
  4. Library customers should be aware that there is no guarantee that information available through Internet use is accurate or complete. This is especially important when searching for information related to medical topics, legal topics or tax advice. 
  5. All computer users should avoid revealing personal information while using computer services. Public Library computers are not private and personal information on the screen can be viewed by others. 
  6. Burleson Library computer users must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws while accessing the Internet and with all Library policies and procedures. Library users may not: 
    • Access the Internet with someone else’s card
    • Use Library computers for any illegal purposes
    • Delete, add to or modify installed hardware or software
    • View, display, or print explicit images in violation of federal, state or local laws
    • Engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory
    • Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software
  7. Misuse of the computer or the posted rules for Internet access will result in the loss of library privileges.   Illegal acts involving the Library’s Internet and electronic resources may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.