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Library Policies: Computer Use

COMPUTER USE POLICY

The computers in the Library’s open computer labs are available on a first come, first served basis. All users must sign in before using the computers. Lab computers are equipped with a wide variety of software utilized by courses at the College.

RULES FOR COMPUTER USE

Users of the Library’s computers are expected to use online resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided.

  • Any use of the Library’s computers for unauthorized, illegal or unethical activities is prohibited.
  • Users must obey all applicable laws regarding copyright or licensing.
  • Users must not make any changes to the setup or configuration of any software or hardware.
  • Misuse or abuse of the computers or Internet access may result in a suspension of Library computer privileges.
POLICY

The following is provided as an addendum to the MWCC Information Technology General Acceptable Use Policy (link below). If you cannot adhere to these policies, please do not use these machines.

  • The Library staff reserves the right to restrict use of machines if people are waiting. Priority use is given to members of the Mount Wachusett Community College community (students, faculty and staff), who are using terminals for academic research.
  • As per the MWCC Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy, it is not acceptable to use the Library’s computers to send, receive, or display text or images which may be reasonably construed as obscene or objectionable. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • Library patrons may report any incidents of the display of inappropriate material to the library staff.
CHILDREN

MWCC students, faculty, staff, and guests of the college are responsible at all times for the children they bring to campus. Children 16 years of age and under are welcome to use the Library with supervision by a parent or guardian. Children are welcome to use the Library’s open computer labs. As with all patrons, inappropriate use of the computers may result in denial of computer access.

COMPUTER VIRUSES

Anti-virus software is provided on all terminals in the open labs, which will alert users to the presence of viruses. It is important, however, that users also have virus-checking software on their home computer. The MWCC Library is not responsible for any damage to a user’s disk or computer, loss of data, or liability that may result from the use of the Library’s computers.

DOWNLOADING/SAVING

The College recommends emailing documents as the safest way to save any work or downloaded materials. All downloads should be directed to the A: drive, as information stored on the C: drive will be erased when the machine is turned off.

PRINTING

Library computers are linked to printers at several locations on campus. Printing costs 10 cents per side.

SOUND

Anyone using an application which has sound should use headphones. Headphones are available for loan at the Circulation Desk on the main level with a valid student ID/library card.

WIRELESS ACCESS

Wireless Internet access is available to all users. Students, faculty and staff should choose EDUROAM in your WiFi settings.Guests should choose MWCC WEB LOGIN.

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Circulation Desk 978-630-9125 Email the Circulation Desk
Research Help Desk 978-630-9338 Email the Research Help Desk
Academic Support Center 978-630-9333 Email the Academic Support Center
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