Library Policies

Privacy & Security Notice

Thank you for visiting the North Miami Beach Public Library website and reviewing our privacy policy. We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our website we will gather and store certain statistical data about your visit. THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT IDENTIFY YOU PERSONALLY. This information will be used to make the site more useful by tracking the number of visitors to the site and the type of information used. We do not track or record personal information about individuals and their visits. The following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • The date and time you accessed our site
  • Web pages you visited
  • Type of search performed (i.e. author, title, subject)
  • Number of visits to each database
  • Number of visitors accessing their library card account

Passwords
You will need to create a password to access database information. When you are finished you should exit the database.

Site Security
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Library computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with State guidelines for records management and retention.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National information Infrastructure Protection Act.



Links to Other Web Sites
The website has links to other websites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Liability Disclaimer & User Agreement


General
The North Miami Beach Public Library web site is offered to you, the user (User), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

North Miami Beach Public Library's web site, is provided as a public service. The North Miami Beach Public Library reserves the right to offer this website directly to you and through its authorized agents and contractors. The general public may use this system to review and retrieve information about library holdings, search databases and view their individual accounts, etc. User agrees to use this web site as permitted by applicable local, state, and federal laws. User agrees therefore, not to: 1) knowingly and without authorization, alter, damage or destroy the North Miami Beach Public Library's, it contractors' or another user's computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein; 2) use this service to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law. In addition, taking action which results in blocking access to this web site by other users will be deemed an unauthorized use.

Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times by the North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors. You (User) are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. IF YOU (USER) DO NOT WISH TO CONSENT TO MONITORING, EXIT THIS SYSTEM NOW.



Disclaimer of Liability and Reliability
Every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible on our web site. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. The North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors disclaim any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on the North Miami Beach Public Library web pages. The information is subject to change without notice to the User. The North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors make no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, or timeliness of such information and data.

In any situation where the official printed publications of the North Miami Beach Public Library differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence. THE SERVICES, INFORMATION AND DATA MADE AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE NORTH MIAMI BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CONDITION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS WEB SITE, ITS SUITABILITY FOR USE, OR THAT THIS WEB SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.



Links to Third Party Web Sites
There are links and pointers to third party internet websites contained in the North Miami Beach Public Library's website. These sites linked from the North Miami Beach Public Library's website are not under the Library's control. The North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications or materials available at such linked sites, or at any link contained in a linked site. The North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors, do not intend these third party links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities by the Library and are provided for convenience only. Each individual site has its own set of polices about what information is appropriate for public access. User assumes sole responsibility for use of third party links and pointers.



Disclaimer of Damages
By using the North Miami Beach Public Library web pages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User's computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via the North Miami Beach Public Library web page, this site or User's access to it. THE NORTH MIAMI BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE INFORMATION OR LACK OF INFORMATION ON THE NORTH MIAMI BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE NORTH MIAMI BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND/OR ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. The North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by their actions, omissions, or contingencies beyond their control, including procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or arising out of any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user's decision, or action taken or not taken in reliance upon information furnished.



Disclaimer of Association with User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and the North Miami Beach Public Library and its authorized agents and contractors as a result of this Agreement or use of this web site. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of the North Miami Beach Public Library, and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the User.



Indemnity
As a condition of use of the North Miami Beach Public Library's web site, the User agrees to indemnify the North Miami Beach Public Library, its City Council, Library Advisory Board, employees, agents and contractors against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney's fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User's use of this web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions.



Jurisdiction
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this web site. Use of the web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.


The North Miami Beach Public Library's performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in the Agreement is in derogation of the North Miami Beach Public Library's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the User's use of this web site or information provided to or gathered by the North Miami Beach Public Library with respect to such use.



Severability
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitation set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.



Closing of Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and the North Miami Beach Public Library (and its contractors and agents) with respect to this web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between the User and the North Miami Beach Public Library with respect to this web site. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this web site; provided however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this agreement shall control. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.