Acceptable Use of Library Computers and Internet
All patrons using computers in the campus/center libraries are responsible for using technology resources in an ethical and legal manner. Users must respect the intellectual and access rights of others--locally, nationally and internationally.
Acceptable use includes:
Unacceptable use includes:
If computer use results in disruption of Library or other College services, the Library or campus/center staff member on duty may end the session. Internet sessions may also be discontinued if inappropriate applications are being accessed. If the patron refuses to comply with the Library or campus/center staff member's request, the matter will be turned over to the Library Director, campus/center director, or Campus Security. Students involved in such practices shall be referred to the Dean of Students for appropriate disciplinary action. Other users may be denied access to further use of the College campus/center libraries and be subject to paying for all repairs.
The Internet provides access to a wide variety of materials. However, the Internet is an unregulated medium and contains material that may be offensive or inaccurate. The campus/center libraries do not monitor, control or take responsibility for the information accessed through the Internet. It is the responsibility of the user to consider the source and determine the reliability, appropriateness, and quality of the material found on the Internet. The College and campus/center libraries endorse the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement of the American Library Association. They do not censor access to material or protect users from offensive and/or inaccurate or incorrect information. However, they fully support the College's commitment to civility as key to the meaningful exchange of ideas. Therefore, the campus/center libraries' computers are not to be used with the intent to intimidate, harass, or display hostility toward others (i.e., hate literature, pornography, etc.). Users are also asked to be sensitive to material that others in a public place might find offensive.
Software and information downloaded from any source, including the Internet, may contain computer viruses. SFSC and the campus/center libraries take no responsibility for the loss of data or any damage to the patron's discs and/or computers that may result from using the campus/center libraries' hardware or software.
Use of Campus/Center Library Computers by Minors
Those supervising minors should note that the campus/center libraries provide unfiltered Internet access to serve the needs of an academic community. Minors using the campus/center libraries may encounter materials that might be considered objectionable on the Internet as well as in the print and non-print collections. SFSC and the campus/center libraries take no responsibility for the exposure of minors to objectionable materials in any format. Minors under the age of 16 must have appropriate supervision (parent, guardian, or instructor) to use College library resources. No one under the age of 16 may use College library computers.