COMPUTER USE POLICY
The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries provide computers with productivity software and unfiltered Internet access for the use of the university community in support of academic research and study.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policies regarding computer use in the University Libraries.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All patrons of the University Libraries.
Website Address for this Policy
The following guidelines apply to public use computers in University Libraries facilities:
Violations of this policy should be reported to a library staff member at the nearest service desk. Individuals who do not comply with University Libraries policies may be asked to leave the library building. In some cases, University Police may be called to take charge of a situation involving non-compliance with library or university policies.
The Dean of Universities Libraries is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Library charge appeal forms available at the circulation desks or online at http://www.lib.usm.edu/services/forms/appeal_charges.html
Children in University Libraries Facilities Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-lib-003
Technology Acceptable Use Policy: www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-acaf-it-010
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
02/18/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.5/6/2013: Removed reference(s) to laptops.