Public Computer Use Policy

CWUP 5-120-100 Public Computer Use

Brooks Library computers are primarily intended for course-related research. All patrons have a right and responsibility to use them in an ethical and legal manner. Library computer use is governed by all applicable University policies, including the Acceptable and Ethical Use of University Information Technology Resources and the Policy on Sexual Harassment, as well as the United States Code, the Revised Code of Washington and the Washington Administrative Code.

Users should respect the desires of others not to be inadvertently exposed to material that they find offensive.

The following activities are not permitted:

  • Engaging in disruptive activity.
  • Using workstations to gain unauthorized access to any network or computer system.
  • Attempting to change, damage or disrupt library computer equipment or software.
  • Using or storing personal files on library computers.
  • Violating copyright laws or software licensing agreements.

The Library will pursue appropriate sanctions for violations of the activities listed above.

The Library provides access to a wide variety of materials, including the Internet. In keeping with the American Library Association's guidelines on the Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks, and the Library Bill of Rights the Library endeavors to protect intellectual freedom and patrons’ rights to open access to information.

[Responsibility: Library Dean; Authority: Marilyn Levine, Provost/VP for Academic and Student Life; Reviewed/Endorsed by Provost’s Council; 09-11-2013: Cabinet/UPAC; Review/Effective Date: 02-05-2014; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]