Internet Policy

 Pendleton Community Library

Acceptable Use Policy




The Pendleton Community Library provides Internet access for any legal or ethical purpose.

The following is considered to be unacceptable use of the Pendleton Community Library’s computer resources:


  • Use for any purpose that violates applicable federal, state, or local laws. 
  • Interfering with or disrupting other computer users, services, or equipment. 
  • Attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized entry to other computing information, or communication devices or resources. 
  • Engaging in malicious, threatening, harassing, or obscene behavior.  Obscene behavior includes access to obscene material. 
  • Falsely identifying oneself in order to take advantage of computer resources. 


The Internet and resources contained therein consist of a vast amount of material and opinions from diverse points of view.  In providing access to the Internet, library staff cannot control points of access reached by library users.  In an attempt to filter material that does not agree with this acceptable use policy, the library has installed Internet filtering software called WebSense.  No Internet filter is infallible, and parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection. 

The Pendleton Community Library is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of its World Wide Web server or from its connections to other Internet services. 

Patrons who violate this policy may be banned from library property. 



Approved by the Library Board

February 8, 2006