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Purpose

The Dougherty County Public Library provides filtered access to the Internet as a means of fulfilling its mission to select, assemble and administer organized collections of educational and recreational library materials, making them available and accessible to every individual in the community. Dougherty County Public Library views access to the Internet as a service, not a right. The Board of Trustees supports the idea that all members of the community have free and equal access to the entire range of library resources, regardless of content, approach, format, or amount of detail. This concept extends to all users of the public library, including minors. The Board of Trustees is committed to making information available in a variety of formats from traditional print and audiovisual materials to the latest in electronically accessed materials. The computers offered by the Library are intended to integrate electronic resources from information networks around the world with the Library’s other resources and, by doing so, provide information beyond the boundaries of its own collection.