Website Collection Policy
The major goal in providing links to websites is to support customers in meeting their literacy; learning; culture, leisure and recreation; and information needs by referring them to relevant and useful websites. To this end, we will provide access to a range of materials representing a variety of viewpoints within the context of demand for topics covered, space on our website and availability of relevant sites. While LPL endeavors to provide links to authoritative information on websites by following these guidelines and criteria, we do not endorse the content of linked sites nor are we responsible for any information that may be posted on these sites.
Links to the London Public Library Web Site
Permission to link to the Library's web site from other web sites is given with the understanding that all London Public Library pages and content appear as the property of London Public Library. Content from London Public Library’s website may not be displayed or framed within another website.
The London Public Library does not offer reciprocal linking, but will evaluate any external web sites suggested as possible external links by the terms of our Website Collection Policy.
London Public Library Website Acceptable Use Guidelines
London Public Library endeavours to provide a welcoming and safe environment in our virtual spaces, including but not limited to our website and our catalogue, for the enjoyment of the public and staff so that all persons may enjoy the benefits of the Library. Members of the public and staff are expected to act with respect and consideration for others. All comments posted to London Public Library’s website must adhere to the Acceptable Use Guidelines. Violation of the Acceptable Use Guidelines (see below) may result in the suspension of library privileges.
All information on or accessed through this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, source codes, photographs, trademarks, and logos, is protected under Canadian and international copyright laws. No one may copy, redistribute, reproduce, or republish information found on this website or on pages accessed through this website for non-personal use without advance authorization. Authorization may be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertisements featured on the London Public Library website, including but not exclusive to, web posters, web buttons, images, and news items, are available for Library events and services and Library co-sponsored events and services only. The Library does not post external advertising on its web site.
Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com
Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines
London Public Library endeavours to provide a welcoming and safe environment in our virtual spaces, including but not limited to our website and our catalogue, for the enjoyment of the public and staff so that all persons may enjoy the benefits of the Library.
1 Mutual Respect
Members of the public and staff are expected to act with respect and consideration for others.
1.1 Language that is disruptive, intrusive, lewd, abusive, harassing or threatening to Library users or staff is not permitted. Derogatory remarks based on ethnicity, race, sex or orientation are not permitted. Abusive or obscene language is not permitted.
2. Accessing and Using Intellectual Content
Members of the public and staff are expected to abide by the laws and regulations of Canada and the Province of Ontario when using Library resources to share and use intellectual content.
2.1 Members of the public must abide by Canadian Copyright and other intellectual property rights.
2.2 Members of the public must abide by the Criminal Code of Canada, and, specifically, Part V pertaining to sexual offences, public morals and disorderly conduct, including child pornography and obscenity, and Part VIII pertaining to offences against the person, including hate propaganda.
3. Respect for Library Property
Members of the public and staff are expected to treat Library property, including web-based spaces, with respect and care to ensure that all persons enjoy equitable access to all Library resources.
3.1 Comments will be posted on the children’s blog after being reviewed by the moderator.
3.2 Canvassing, soliciting or unauthorized distributing or posting of materials is not permitted on Library property.
Application of the Acceptable Use Guidelines
Library Staff are entrusted with the obligation to ensure that all Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines are followed. Staff will advise patrons of appropriate conduct as required and state consequences of not following the rules of conduct should unacceptable behaviour continue or be repeated.
Comments posted to the website which violate any of the Guidelines will be removed by the library moderator.
Any person violating Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines risks suspension of Library privileges, exclusion from the Library for a period of time, and prosecution.
In a situation where there is a threat or perceived threat of bodily harm to another person, including staff, London Public Library security or staff will contact the police.
In a situation where there is a contravention or perceived contravention of the law of the Province of Ontario and Canada, London Public Library security, administration or staff will contact the police.
Questions about the London Public Library Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines can be referred to Library administration.