Internet Access

Internet Access

In accordance with the library's mission, the Canton Public Library provides free access to the Internet through public workstations located throughout the building, a public (unencrypted) Wi-Fi network, and limited ethernet access. 

All internet users shall comply with the library's Conduct and Behavior Policy.  All users of the Internet shall also comply with the Old Colony Library Network Internet Use Policy, as well as all relevant local, state and federal laws.  The display of graphic material conflicts with the rights of other patrons to use the library and is thus prohibited by our Conduct and Behavior Policy. Violations of these policies may result in loss of computer privileges and/or library privileges.

The library is not responsible for any data loss or loss of privacy which may be incurred as a result of accessing any online resource through library equipment. Neither does the library make any guarantee, implied or otherwise, regarding the factual reliability of any website or any content posted on the Internet. Internet users should ask a librarian to assist in determining the quality, authority, or validity of information retrieved.

Children's Library

In the Children’s Library, workstations are available to users in grade school. Internet access through these workstations is filtered by third party software applications that restrict access to predetermined words and sites. Since filtering is not foolproof, parents or guardians are responsible for the information selected and accessed. Adults are prohibited from using workstations in the Children's Library unless together with a child.

Guidelines for Workstations

Both Color and Black and White printing are available at the library for a fee.

Workstations automatically turn off 10 minutes before the library closes and staff cannot extend any session. Please plan to save your work accordingly.

This policy was voted on and approved by the Board of Library Trustees on 09/16/2019.