Website Guidelines

The Library’s website promotes our Vision, Mission, and Values and provides the following:

  • Information about the Library in general and the materials, programs, and services we offer.
  • Access to your personal library account.
  • Information about and referral to local resources, library‐created content, and related information and links that support the Library’s goals.

Website Content

  • Content of the website is subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Ebooks, digital downloads, and paid subscription databases are subject to the Collection Development Policy and meet selection criteria.
  • Access to some materials is restricted to Pima County residents and/or library card holders.
  • Access to some materials may be limited by format, software requirements, or computer platform.
  • External links are selected based on the following criteria: alignment with Library goals, suitability for intended audience, authoritativeness, accuracy, objectivity, design, and accessibility. The Library does not add links to external websites upon request.

Library Presence on External Websites

  • The Library has accounts on select external websites and social media sites in order to serve a larger audience. The Library is not responsible for comments and content posted by other users of these sites.

Responsibility of Library Website Users

  • The Library is not responsible for a child's use of the Library's website or the internet in general. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s use of the internet.
  • Each user is responsible for evaluating the validity and appropriateness of information they access online.
  • The Library cannot protect users from information and images that they might find offensive or disturbing.
  • Comments made on the library website must abide by the Community Guidelines below and BiblioCommons Terms of Use.

Community Guidelines

The Library reserves the right to remove any post and/or to temporarily or permanently remove any user’s ability to post free-text on our website. Posts containing the following may be flagged, deleted, or result in removal of the ability to post free-text on our website.

  • Copyright violations
  • Off-topic comments
  • Commercial material/spam/solicitation
  • Sexual content, or links to sexual content
  • Threatening or harassing postings
  • Libelous or other kinds of personal attacks
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
  • Content that reveals private, personal information without permission
  • Vulgar language or content
  • Comments in support of or in opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures
  • Content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other classification

Updated September 27, 2016

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