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Policies and Procedures

ALIB 102

Number:

ALIB   102

Section:

Library Services

Subject:

Library Computer Use

Date:

August 1, 2008

Reviewed on:

 

Issued by:

Director of the Library

Authorized by:

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

           

I. Policy

  1. Library computers serve as points of access for the library catalog and various databases for USC Aiken faculty and students in their library research and class assignments. USC Aiken students, faculty, and staff are primary clientele and will have priority access to computers over other users.
  2. Library computers may not be used for unlawful communications including threats of violence, obscenity, child pornography and harassing communications as defined by U.S. and S.C. laws.
  3. Users may not display on library computers web sites that are in violation of Article 3 of Chapter 15 of Title 16 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, i.e. obscene or child pornography web sites. Should you need to access materials in this category for legitimate research, you may contact the Library administration for appropriate arrangement.
  4. Library computers should be used for legitimate research and course support. They should not be used for recreational game playing.
  5. Librarians reserve the right to limit an individual's use of library computers if others are waiting to access library resources. Patrons are limited to the use of one computer at a time.
  6. Downloading software from the Internet onto the computers, altering settings, and tampering with computer security in any way is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary or legal proceedings. Downloading for coursework or saving to disk is allowed.
  7. USCA students will utilize PacerPrint for all printing.
  8. Printing is available for a fee (20 cents per page) to all non-USCA patrons.

II.  Procedure

III.  Related Policies

IV.  Reason for Revision

     Annual Review

Revised 8/12/08