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For current Newmarket Public Library policies, please see the our Policies page.
All Newmarket Public Library members, including children will have access to Internet workstations with no content limitations. The Library provides access to the Internet within the context of its mission to provide all members of the community with equitable access to local and global information resources, and to cultivate individual life-long enrichment. This access is also provided in keeping with the Canadian Library Association’s statements on intellectual freedom and Internet access and the Ontario Library Association’s Children’s Rights in the Public Library. As with all library materials and services, it is the sole responsibility of parents or legal guardians to monitor and supervise their children’s operation of the Newmarket Public Library’s Internet access.
While the Library is committed to protecting the rights of children using and accessing the Internet we are also committed to our tradition of providing age-appropriate materials for children in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. The Library will provide assistance to children whenever possible. Introductory training sessions on the Internet will be offered to children and youth for a reasonable fee. The Library will develop web pages and brochures/pathfinders to assist children and youth in using the Internet. The Library will also choose age-appropriate links to other information on the Internet but cannot assume responsibility for the content of these links.
At the time of applying for or renewing a library card for your child you will be asked to grant permission for your child to use the Internet in the Library. Internet use and access will further be governed by the Library’s Unattended Children Policy and Code of Conduct.