Public Access Network

As a vital community connection to the world of information and ideas, the Library provides access to the internet and its many useful information resources. This access is provided to support patrons in their lifelong learning pursuits and as a complement to traditional materials. The Library provides access to the internet and other electronic resources through its Public Access Network (Network).

Access to the Network is governed by the Library’s Public Access Network Terms of Use.

Intellectual Freedom

While Library staff may assist patrons, the ultimate right and responsibility for the choice and use of internet resources rests with the individual. The Library endorses the Canadian Library Association’s Position Statement on Intellectual Freedom, the City’s resolution on Freedom to Read Week, and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom.

The Library does not advocate the ideas and opinions found in internet resources. The availability of information does not indicate endorsement of its content by the Library. The Library recognizes that some resources may be regarded as controversial, unconventional or unpopular.

Parental Responsibility

Responsibility for children’s or teens’ choice and use of resources rests with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). It is the responsibility of parents or guardians to block internet access or choose unfiltered access for their children and teens and to guide their children’s and teens’ internet activity.

Category Library Premises Use and Safety
Statutory No
Approval History 2015, 2016
Approval Janet Hutchinson