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    Computer Use Policy

    Patients who have attained an unescorted level status may schedule time with the librarian to use the computers.

    Because the computer equipment is in demand, access is limited to one use per day for up to one hour for users of all computer based Internet resources or software. Users must schedule an appointment with the librarian. 

    The patient computer is a SHARED computer and not a personal computer. Personal Internet bookmarks may be removed, and personal documents may be deleted in the interest of conserving space and in consideration of the privacy of all computer users. Computer users are advised to print out their documents in anticipation of this.

    No food or drinks are allowed in the computer room

    Only one person is allowed per computer.  

    The Librarian is available for computer assistance or instruction during library hours.

    Computer equipment and software must be used as installed.  Computer users may not reconfigure the computer, load new software or run their own software.

    To guard against the unknowing introduction of computer viruses into the Library Computers, users may not place diskettes or CD's in the computer or download to the computer without the permission of the Librarian.

    Printing is free. Library users are asked to print responsibly and only what is needed, not to exceed 10 pages.

    Internet Use

    The Thomas B. Finan Center Library provides filtered access to the Internet and the World Wide Web as an electronic tool for users to locate information and resources for personal enjoyment and learning.  

    The Internet contains an enormous variety of rapidly changing material, which the Library cannot monitor or control.  Not all sources on the Internet provide information that is current, accurate, or complete.  The Thomas B. Finan Center Library is unable to control or monitor the content of the materials on the Internet, which changes quickly and without warning. The Librarian can provide assistance in locating information to help computer users evaluate Internet Sites.

    Users are cautioned that the Internet is not always secure and that the privacy of credit card transactions and other communications is not assured. The Patient Library is not responsible for the misuse of personal information entered on websites.

    The Librarian can assist computer users in setting up free email accounts through Yahoo or Hotmail.  The Librarian cannot be responsible for managing the email accounts that an individual computer user may set up.  Computer users may choose to use the email account maintained by the Librarian for patient use. 

    Computer users may use the computers to access and listen to music over the Internet. Volume must be kept at a reasonable level, which will be determined by the Librarian.

    Computer users wishing to use the computer to charge their electronic devices (iPods, etc) must ask permission of the Librarian first. Electronic devices must be charged within the computer appointment time. Downloading is not permitted. No electronic devices may be left in the computer room when the appointment is over. Computer users are responsible for their own personal property. The Librarian is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken electronic devices or personal property of the computer user.

    The Patient Library prohibits any attempts to download or make copies of unauthorized files, attempts to hack or crack Library or remote servers, and any unlawful use of the Internet by its users. 

    Sending, receiving or displaying obscene or pornographic text or graphics is inappropriate for a public and open environment and is prohibited. 

    Failure to comply with the Computer Use Policy may result in loss of access to the computer.​