Oregon Trail Library District

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Technology Use Policy

Approved by Library Board:   April 25, 2018                     Revised:

Oregon Trail Library District provides technology to the public. The District makes this service available as part of its mission to enrich the community by providing access to the power of information and imagination. In keeping with its value of intellectual freedom, the District provides unfiltered Internet access on most of its networks, with the exception of the computers designated for children's use. 

Choosing and Evaluating Sources

While the Internet enhances resources the District already provides, the District cannot control information available over the Internet and is not responsible for its content. Internet content could be inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, offensive, disturbing, or illegal.  Users are encouraged to evaluate the validity of information. Staff may be able to assist with locating appropriate resources, basic Internet use, and use of technology, but trained staff may not always be available. User guides and reference books are available. 

Access by Minors

The District upholds the right of each individual to access constitutionally protected material, it also restricts use of the Internet to children over the age of 10 (ten) unless accompanied by an adult 18 or over. The District also affirms the right and responsibility of parents and legal guardians to determine and monitor their own children's use of library resources and the Internet. 

Rules Governing Use

Library technology and Internet access are provided to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of patrons. However, District prohibits the following:


                   Damaging, altering, or installing equipment, systems, or software;

                   We cannot and do not guarantee the speed of our services. We also cannot and do not guarantee uninterrupted services.

                   Displaying, printing, or sending any material that is obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, or otherwise illegal, as defined by relevant laws;

                   Deliberately downloading, installing, or creating any harmful programs.

                   Violating intellectual property laws or software licensing agreements.

                   Viewing material that could reasonably be considered pornography, as determined by District staff. 

In addition to violating this policy, many of the listed activities may violate local, state, or federal laws. 

In order to provide equitable access to technology, patrons may be asked to comply with signup and time limitations and other restrictions as deemed necessary by staff.


Because technology is located in public areas and the District serves people of all ages, what is displayed on screens is not confidential, and patrons should use discretion when choosing what to view.


Refusal to comply with these rules may result in loss of technology privileges, ejection from District property, or summoning of law enforcement, as determined by the Appropriate Library Use Policy.

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New Book List – January 2020




Blue Moon – Lee Child

Too Close to Home: A Novel

A Longer Fall – Charlaine Harris

Old Bones – Douglas J. Preston

Death Rattle – Sean Lynch

The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street – Karen White

Heart of Junk – Luke Geddes

The Whispers of War – Julia Kelly

Scarlet Fever – Rita Mae Brown

Chasing Shadows – Catherine Bybee

Ride Into Trouble – R. W. Stone

Westering Women: A Novel – Sandra Dallas

The Dutch House: A Novel – Ann Patchett

Butterfly in Frost – Sylvia Day

The Shape of Night: A Novel – Tess Gerritsen

Her Deadly Secrets: A Novel – Laura Griffin


Saltwater Mittens: From the Island of Newfoundland – Christine LeGrow

The House – Paco Roca

Total Gut Balance: Fix Your Mycobiome Fast for Complete Digestive Wellness – Mahmoud A. Ghannoum

Modern Crochet Bible: Over 100 Contemporary Crochet Techniques and Stitches – Sarah Shrimpton

Sew Your Own Animal Dolls: 25 Creative Dolls to Make and Give – Louise Kelly

Good Sam 2020 Guide Series


Blue Moon – Lee Child

The Dutch House: A Novel – Ann Patchett

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – Kim Richardson

The Pagan Stone – Nora Roberts

Supernova Era – Cixin Liu

The Dutch House: A Novel – Ann Patchett

Cross Country – James Patterson

Sadie – Courtney Summers

The Book of Candlelight – Ellery Adams

Crimson Lake: A Novel – Candice Fox

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

Lost – James Patterson