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INTERNET POLICIES & FILTERING IN FLORIDA’S PUBLIC LIBRARIESDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, 2019In March 2019, the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services surveyed Florida’spublic libraries to identify Internet usage policies and filtering practices. There are 141 county and municipal publiclibrary administrative units and member libraries in Florida’s 67 counties. A per-county overview of these practicesfollows.Key findingsInternet policiesInternet policies adopted by the local governing bodyPolicies prohibit display of obscene images or images offensive to 9%99.3%1251614188.7%11.3%100.0%6948.9%Use of filtering software or technologyCurrently filter all or some computersDo not currently filter computersTotalInternet safety programImplemented or plan to implementInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 1 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, BrowardBrowardBrowardLibraryFilters?Product namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?AlachuaCountyLibraryDistrict (PALPublic LibraryCooperative)Emily TaberPublic Library(New RiverPublic LibraryCooperative)Bay CountyPublic Library(NorthwestRegionalLibrarySystem)Lynn HavenPublic LibraryBradfordCounty PublicLibrary (NewRiver mBrowardCountyDivision ofLibrariesDoreenGauthierLighthousePoint LibraryHelen B.HoffmanPlantationLibraryOakland esYesYesNoNoYesYesN/ANoYesFireboxYesCounty -createdfirewallYesYesN/ANoN/A Not applicableNR Not reportedInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 2 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, duct namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?ParklandPublicLibraryRichard C.SullivanPublic Libraryof WiltonManorsCalhounCounty PublicLibrary(PanhandlePublic temCitrus CountyLibrarySystemCitrus SpringsMemorialLibraryClay CountyPublic LibrarySystemCollier CountyPublic LibraryColumbiaCounty ooperativeDixie CountyPublic Library(Three RiversRegionalLibrarySystem)YesIron zNoYesStateYesYesYesNoYesiBossYesYesYesNoN/A Not applicableNR Not reportedInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 3 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, 2019CountyLibraryFilters?Product namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?DuvalJacksonvillePublic LibraryYesMcAfee WebGatewayYesYesYesEscambiaWest Flagler BeachLibraryFlaglerCounty ounty PublicLibrary(WildernessCoast PublicLibraries)GadsdenCounty PublicLibraryGilchristCounty PublicLibrary(Three RiversRegionalLibrarySystem)GladesCounty YesYesInternetSafety andSecurity,InternetSearching andEvaluatingWebsites,Safe OnlineShoppingYesA Parent’sGuide toInternetsafety sYesYesYesYesNet hristGladesN/A Not applicableNR Not reportedInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 4 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, sHillsboroughLibraryFilters?Product namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?Port Saint JoeLibrary(NorthwestRegionalLibrarySystem)Virginia B.ChandlerPublic ounty untyLibrarySystemHernandoCounty llsboroughCounty lYesYesYesYesSafetyNetYesOpenDNSYesYesYesNoYesOpen SourceFilterYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesCheck PointYesYesYesNoYesCheck PointYesYesYesYesNetSmartzN/A Not applicableNR Not reportedInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 5 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, 2019CountyLibraryFilters?Product namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?HillsboroughTampaHillsboroughCounty PublicLibrarySystem(HillsboroughCounty PublicLibraryCooperative)TempleTerrace PublicLibrary(HillsboroughCounty PublicLibraryCooperative)HolmesCounty PublicLibrary(PanhandlePublic LibraryCooperativeSystem)Indian RiverCountyLibraryJacksonCounty PublicLibrary(PanhandlePublic LibraryCooperativeSystem)JeffersonCounty PublicLibrarySystem(WildernessCoast PublicLibraries)LafayetteCounty PublicLibrary(Three RiversRegionalLibrarySystem)YesCheck PointYesYesYesYesNetSmartzYesCheck esYesYesNet CeteraYesiBossYesYesYesNoHillsboroughHolmesIndian RiverJacksonJeffersonLafayetteN/A Not applicableNR Not reportedInternet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesDivision of Library and Information Services, April 24, 2019Page 6 of 17

Status of Internet Policies & Filtering in Florida’s Public LibrariesOrganized by CountyDivision of Library and Information ServicesApril 24, aryFilters?Product namePolicy?Prohibitsdisplay am?EustisMemorialLibraryFruitland ParkLibrary ry (LakeCountyLibrarySystem)Lady LakePublic Library(Lake CountyLibrarySystem)Lake CountyLibr

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