The library offers different ways to access the Internet:
All users connecting to the Internet using the library's network must abide by the Internet Use Contract.
Patrons are welcome to access the Internet in the library under the following conditions and restrictions. Patrons failing to comply with these restrictions will be asked to sign the “Acknowledgement of Internet Use Contract” statement. Any further failure to comply with the Internet Use Contract will immediately result in the loss of library Internet privileges. The first violation of this Internet Use Contract will result in a loss of library Internet privileges for a 30 day period. A second violation will result in a loss of library Internet privileges for a period of 90 days. A third violation of this contract will result in a loss of library Internet privileges for one year.
Users are required to be sensitive to the public nature of shared facilities and may not display sexually explicit, hate-related or intentionally harmful/disturbing graphics or images, on library Internet workstations, or on personal wireless capable devices.
The Library does not monitor and has no control over the content of the Internet. User discretion is advised. Each user is solely responsible for evaluating the validity and usefulness of information found on the Internet and the Library has no liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of Internet resources.
Internet users must not:
To protect their privacy, Internet users must log off at the end of their Internet session.
To log off, click on the "End Session" button in the upper right corner of the screen.
The library reserves the right to investigate any improper use of shared computing resources.
Due to the high volume of computer users, if a computer user leaves the Internet workstation area for more than 10 minutes during an open session, the session may be closed and the computer made available to another user. Unattended belongings left at computer workstations may be transferred to Lost and Found.
It is the mission of the Thousand Oaks Library to serve the community's informational, educational and recreational reading needs. The Library supports the individual's right to have access to ideas and information representing all points of view in a variety of formats. In keeping with this mission, the Library offers three levels of Internet access to the community at both the Grant R. Brimhall Library and the Newbury Park Branch Library.
Note to parents: Parents should be aware that the Internet is not regulated by any U.S. laws regarding content of written or graphic materials and that by signing the Library's “Internet Parental Consent Form” they have given their children access to the entire world of information available on the Internet, including material which some may find objectionable. Parents are encouraged to review the guidelines and Internet safety literature. For further information, please visit the City of Thousand Oaks Police Department's Internet Safety information.
The Library makes no warranty or guarantee and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of service interruptions or changes, even if these disruptions arise from circumstances under the control of the Library.
Materials obtained or copied from the Internet may be subject to copyright laws. United States copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials. Responsibility for any consequence of copyright infringement lies with the user. The Thousand Oaks Library expressly disclaims any responsibility for, or liability for copyright violation by a user.