We serve the counties of Camden, Currituck, Dare and Pasquotank with 6 facilities, a bookmobile which serves Pasquotank and Camden Counties, and 3 vans which provide outreach services to satellite locations and those who are homebound throughout the region.
Your library truly is the best place to start for friendly and knowledgeable assistance for solutions to your educational, recreational, and informational needs. We invite you to visit your local library branch and make use of the friendly services and quality materials that we provide. Smart Start is a statewide initiative designed to better prepare young children for learning and going to school. Cooperative activities among libraries, day care providers and other interested agencies are improving the climate for learning and success.
EAST ALBEMARLE REGIONAL LIBRARY INTERNET POLICY
THE INTERNET AS A RESOURCE:
The Internet is an ever-changing network of computer networks, a global entity, which offers to users a wealth of information. In keeping with its mission, the library system makes the Internet available as an additional source of information, enjoyment and educational value. Users are reminded that much information may be found within our existing collection and sometimes the format of such information may make it a better choice. Because no single central authority controls the Internet, the Library makes no guarantee, either expressed or implied, with respect to the quality or content of the information available. Users are encouraged to be good information consumers by evaluating the validity, currency and authority of information accessed via the Internet. NCLIVE information, which is available by clicking the icon at the bottom of the library homepage, is current and authoritative.
Users are cautioned that ideas, points of view and images can be found on the Internet which are controversial, divergent and/or inflammatory. The provision of access does not mean or imply that the Library endorses or sanctions the content or point of view of any of the information or commentary which may be found on the Internet.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY:
The library system provides Internet access to all library users and upholds the right of each individual to have access to constitutionally protected material.
Users must be careful not to expose themselves to dangerous situations. Users should be cautious when using e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, discussion groups, newsgroups, game rooms, and all other forms of communications (as allowed in individual libraries). Parents or guardians have the responsibility to determine and monitor their childís or other dependentís use of the Internet.
In accordance with current state and federal laws, all library computers that connect to the Internet use a technology protection measure to filter and block access to images that are obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors (age 17 and under). Filters are not 100% effective and may not filter images that should be blocked, and conversely, may block images that should not be blocked.
Users may not access inappropriate matter, such as matter that is defined as obscene in North Carolinaís General Statute 14-190, pornographic, threatening or otherwise in violation of community standards. The library is committed to providing an environment free from sexual harassment. Do not display on screens and/or printers materials which may be objectionable in a public library setting.
Users may not make unauthorized disclosure of, use of, or dissemination of a minorís personal information by means of the Internet, e-mail or any other electronic technology. A minor must have the authorization of their parent or guardian to disclose their own personal information.
Library users assume responsibility for information accessed. The library system is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or availability of any information obtained from the Internet except through NCLIVE.
It is the responsibility of the user to respect copyright laws and licensing agreements, or assume responsibility for payment of any fee-based service.
Users must refrain from altering, reconfiguring or damaging computer software or hardware. Users may not engage in unlawful online activities or misrepresentation. Users may not attempt unauthorized access (including hacking) to any computer system.
Library personnel cannot provide in-depth training concerning Internet, computer jargon or basic personal computer skills. They can provide searching suggestions and answer questions.
Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in usage being restricted or other penalties.
The library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from its connections to the Internet.
Users are reminded that because security in an electronic environment such as the Internet cannot be guaranteed, all transactions, files, and communications are vulnerable to unauthorized access and use must be considered public.
Libraries within the system may elect to charge for retrieved information printouts.
ADOPTED APRIL 18, 2002 BY THE EAST ALBEMARLE REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Libraries depend on and are grateful for the publicís generosity. Gifts to the library are most welcome. One may be interested in donating money to purchase a book, video or material in another format for the libraryís collection. In order to memorialize a person no longer living or to honor a living person, a check may be given to any of the libraries with instructions of what to purchase and for whom it is given. When the item has been purchased and put in the collection, a letter will be sent to notify the purchaser as well as notifying the honoree or the family of the person memorialized.
If you are interested in helping the library accomplish its mission to future generations, you may wish to consider gifts to the library as part of your estate planning. Unrestricted gifts to worthy future projects may be made to the Currituck Library Foundation or the Trust Funds of Pasquotank or Dare Counties . Designated funds or bequests of larger sums of money to benefit an area or collection in the library may be set up at the time of the donation. All donations are tax deductible.