Internet, Computers & Wi-Fi Policy

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) computers and Wi-Fi network are provided to customers with a library card or guest pass to access the Internet and CCPL digital resources. Any restrictions of a minor’s access to the Internet are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

CCPL computers and Wi-Fi network are not considered private. Computer and Wi-Fi activity may be subject to monitoring and recording. Information being sent or received over the library’s network could potentially be intercepted by another user. CCPL does not guarantee that any username, password, email, credit card number, financial, or any other information entered is private or secure. Library staff may not enter personal and sensitive information into a device for a customer.

Customers are expected to use the Internet in a courteous, reasonable, and responsible manner and follow all CCPL Policies and Rules. Users may not use public computers or Wi-Fi for viewing sites that create a disturbance or are inappropriate in a public setting such as the display of sexually suggestive images which could be in violation of the State of Ohio’s Harmful to Juveniles statutes. CCPL computers and Wi-Fi network may not be used to harass others or for any illegal activity that violates local, state, or federal laws.

The user agrees to hold CCPL harmless from any claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities relating to the use of CCPL computers, network, or other equipment, or to the use of information obtained from the library’s resources.

Users may not attempt in any way to alter, damage, abuse or sabotage computer equipment or software, alter configurations, or install any software or hardware. Damage to Cuyahoga County Public Library computer equipment and digital resources or attempts to access non-public areas of the network system may result in prosecution.

Adopted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees on June 27, 2023