Web Link Administrative Policy

Policies & Procedures

The Boston Public Library (BPL) provides hyperlinks to other organizations through web sites and services. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Boston Public Library or any association between the library and the operators of the external site. The sole and limited purpose of the BPL’s web site and hyperlinks is to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the people of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To this end, the decision to publish corporate or commercial logos or direct links to vendor sites will be made within the context of the library's mission and/or strategic objectives.

Externally-linked sites are not under the control of the Boston Public Library and the library is not responsible for the content of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Once a visitor leaves a Boston Public Library web site and browses to an external site, the Boston Public Library Internet and privacy policies no longer apply and visitors will be subject to the new site’s policies.

This policy applies to the Boston Public Library web site and all pages and subsidiary web sites hosted and maintained by library departments or the Metro-Boston Library Network.

Approved by Administrative Council, January 31, 2011.

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