New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Internet Use Agreement

The Internet, as an information resource enables the library to provide access to information, ideas, and commentary from around the globe. It offers access to material that is personally, professionally, and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages. It also enables  access to some material that may be offensive, disturbing and/or illegal. Additionally, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, unbiased, or current information.

The Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library (CPCRL) does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. CPCRL neither censors access to materials nor protects users from information they find offensive. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion and they are responsible for their children's use of the Internet.

The Library encourages you to be a responsible and considerate citizen in your use of the Internet and World Wide Web in this public setting. Internet use will be managed in a manner consistent with the Library's Patron Conduct Policy.


  1. Library computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Customers must sign in and a 30-minute time limit will be imposed if someone is waiting.

  2. Internet use for minors: Anyone aged 13 to 17 must sign the Computer and Internet Use Agreement and have a parent or guardian sign an Internet Parental Permission Agreement. Children aged 12 and under require parental permission and adult supervision to use an Internet workstation.

  3. No more than two persons will be allowed to work together at one computer.

  4. Customers cannot send, receive, or display inappropriate or obscene material.

  5. Library computers may not be modified or altered in any way. Floppy disks can be used only with the Gates computers (and the Word processing computers).

  6. Library staff may provided LIMITED assistance in using the Internet and other programs, but the library is not responsible for extensive instruction. Staff will be available to offer searching suggestions and to help patrons locate additional information using the Internet from among our books and periodicals.

  7. Printing costs are 15 cents per page for black and white copies; color copies are 50 cents per page.

  8. Misuse of the computers or the library's Internet connection may result in the loss of the patron's Internet privileges for a length of time to be determined by the Librarian.

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Updated: November 20, 2014.