University Libraries Computing Equipment Usage Policy

by Jeremy M. Brown — last modified 2014-08-02T15:03:21-04:00

Philosophy

  • The University Libraries exist to serve the pedagogical needs of Mercer University, and this extends to the computing resources housed within each library. These uses include access to scholarly information resources, research, and other educational purposes.
  • We expect our users to:

Priorities

The University Libraries house a limited number of computing resources, and because of that, we must prioritize usage for purposes that are more closely aligned to the institutional mission.

  • Current Mercer University affiliates have priority. These affiliates include current faculty, students, and staff.
  • Other users, if allowed, may be asked to yield equipment to current affiliates at any time, at our discretion.
  • We may ask any user to show valid identification at our discretion.
  • Some computers have special capabilities or purposes, and users may be asked to move to other equipment so that another user might make use of this specialized equipment. Examples include our scanning equipment and specialized accessibility workstations.

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Adopted by Mercer University Libraries Management 11/12/13