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UNA Library Computer Workstation Use Policy

  • Collier Library provides computing equipment for educational purposes, including reference, research, and course assignments consistent with the purpose and goals of the University of North Alabama. Priority is given for accessing electronic databases, Web sites, and programs needed for completing UNA assignments.

  • Currently enrolled University of North Alabama students, faculty, and staff are considered primary users and are given preference in the use of Collier Library workstations. Use is on a first come, first served basis; however, use times may be restricted during periods of heavy demand.

  • Community members, special borrowers, and local high school or junior high students may use the workstations for educational purposes with the understanding that priority is granted to UNA's primary users. To use the library computers, younger children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, or other adult.

  • The library adheres to the policies established by UNA's Computer Services concerning the legal and ethical use of computing equipment, software, and computer accounts and the Internet. (See http://www.una.edu/compcenter/una-it-policy.html)

  • Examples of unacceptable use include:

  • Displaying obscene, lewd, or sexually harassing images or text in a public computer facility or location that can be viewed by others.

  • Violating copyright and software agreements, including but not limited to, copying university-owned or -licensed software or data to another computer system.

Violations of these policies may result in the suspension of use privileges or in disciplinary action.

  • Food and drink are not allowed near the computers.

  • The workstations and software are to be used as they are installed. Users must not alter system configurations or damage the equipment and software.

  • Users may access only one computer workstation at a time.

  • There are PCs in other locations across campus where UNA students may send and receive e-mail, participate in recreational chat groups, play games, and surf the Internet for entertainment. (See http://www.una.edu/compcenter/computer-labs.html for location of other computer labs.)

Concerning the Internet

The Internet provides a great assortment of information sources that can be culturally, professionally, and personally enlightening. However, the Internet is an unregulated network that also offers access to information and images outside the bounds of the Library's mission and collection development policies. The currency, accuracy, and reliability of Internet information sources vary greatly. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate and determine the quality and value of the information found. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of information obtained via the Internet.

Revised 2/2000
Updated 3/2010

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