Set Your Desired Level of Library Internet Access
The Patronus library filter was developed from the ground up to be easy to use. You set the filtering criteria to meet your requirements by selecting an Access Zone. Have a variety of library Internet access needs? Then, multiple profiles can be created using different Access Zones.
Unfiltered Zone (No sites blocked - adults only)
This zone offers full and unrestricted library Internet access—satisfying CIPA's requirement that the library filter can be turned off for those patrons who request it. With the flip of a switch, you decide where and when selected patrons have access to the entire Internet.
Filtered Zone (Filtered Internet Access)
This is the default option that provides access to the entire Internet except for those categories librarians choose to block. It can be used for independent research and configured to provide access to all content except pornography.
Kids Zone (Portal of educational sites)
This zone keeps children within an "allowed community" of Web sites for a focused, online experience. Sites in this zone are accessed through an educator-approved portal - the Kids Zone Web Library.
Resource Zone (Site Selection)
This zone is the most restrictive. A computer can be limited to an individual Web site or a small group of sites. For example, a computer can be set to only access a subscription service and not used for general browsing, or it can be focused to specific sites for children.
Learn More About the Patronus Library Filter Solution
The Web filtering technology behind Patronus gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of library Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its flexible filter management, Access Zones and Kids Zone Portal. To schedule your personal library filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.