Library Committee Handbook

Administrative Council


Acceptable Use of Library Technologies

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By using library workstations or other technology hardware and software, users agree to abide by all University of Illinois policies and procedures as well as all federal, state and local laws.

  1. Use of Workstations and other computing technologies
    Priority for the use of workstations and other computing technologies is given first to University of Illinois students, faculty and staff, and next to non-University users who are 18 years of age or older.  Workstations and other computing equipment are provided by the Library primarily for research, study, and professional activities. Anyone using these technologies that requires authenticated logon may be asked to show a University identification card.  There may be restrictions on some applications, based on location and demand for use.

    Use of hardware and software
    Users of workstations and other computing devices shall not make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software, alter software configuration, misuse network resources, or engage in any illegal or criminal activities. See Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois.

  2. User Conduct
    Users shall not engage in loud, boisterous or threatening behavior that disrupts others' use of library facilities for teaching, study, or research as outlined in the Patron Conduct Policy . Anyone engaging in disruptive behavior may be denied further access to the Libraries.

     

  3. Compliance with University and Library Policies
    Users of library computer workstations must comply with the following campus-wide policies and related guidelines:

    §  Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois

    §  Campus Administrative Manual

    §  University of Illinois Statutes and the General Rules Concerning Organization and Procedures

    §  Academic Staff Handbook

    §  Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students

    §  University Policy and Rules for Civil Service Staff

  4. Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources
    Electronic resources made available by the University Library to the campus community, citizens of the state of Illinois who are 18 years of age or older, and to other authorized users are for instructional, research, and other activities that support the University's mission. Contractual license agreements and U.S. Copyright Law govern the access, use, and reproduction of these resources as outlined in the University Library’s Electronic Resource Use Policy for Library Patrons (URL).

     

  5. Internet Content
    This policy is consistent with the American Library Association's Library's Bill of Rights and Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries.

    The University Library provides access to the Internet. Patrons should be aware that some Internet sites may contain materials that some find offensive or controversial.

    Users at workstations are in a public building and expected to show consideration for others.

    Parents or legal guardians of minors are responsible for monitoring the library activities of their children.

 

 

10 November 2008