Is That Right? Unrestricted computer access at the library?
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Every computer at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a built-in web filter that blocks most obscene content from being viewed.
But, according to the library’s own policy, “Adults (age 18 or older) may bypass the filter by requesting that a Library staff member override the filter”
All you have to do is ask and library staff will punch in a code, which gives you uninhibited access to the internet.
While porn is prohibited in the children’s area, the library’s marketing manager Chris Rice is quoted as stating, “The library has a policy allowing adults unrestricted access to the internet, as long as it doesn’t disturb others and doesn’t involve illegal pornography, such as child pornography.”
If someone complains about another person viewing porn at the library, Rice states, “The librarian will ask that person to move to a computer with a privacy screen, which has a film on the monitor to prevent viewing images from the side.
So, even if you think it’s WRONG, the policy gives people a RIGHT to view porn in the public library.