Internet Use in Public Libraries - Policy & Procedure Resources

Last updated: 2/10/2014

Beginning October 1, 2012; all public libraries in Idaho receiving public money and governed by the provisions of Chapter 26 or Chapter 27 of Title 33, Idaho Code, will need to comply with Idaho Code 33-2741 regarding Internet Use Policies.

To Comply with Idaho Code on October 1, 2012

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Policy & Procedure Resources

Filtering best practices

Libraries should take care to use filters in accordance with the library’s mission. Infopeople provides some excellent guidelines at http://infopeople.org/resources/filtering/bestpractices

Technology Protection Measures (Filters)

Laws and Rules Regarding Internet Use in Public Libraries

Internet and Computer Safety Links

Resources About Filtering in Libraries

The Idaho Commission for Libraries does not endorse any specific product or policy for use as an Internet protection measure.  Information provided is for reference purposes. Library administrators and trustees are encouraged to create policies and implement procedures that meet the local needs of their users and the provisions of Idaho Code 33-2741 (and Children's Internet Protection Act [CIPA] where appropriate).