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UNCW Students, Faculty & Staff

This policy explains the use of computers provided by Randall Library for UNCW students, faculty and staff.

All computers at UNCW are governed by the university's Policy on Responsible Use of Electronic Resources. The library is also guided by the American Library Association's Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.

The library-provided computers are intended for research use.

  • The computers located in the Learning Commons, are available to UNCW students, faculty and staff only and are accessible by university login name and password.
  • The “Quick Look-up” iPad kiosks located in the Learning Commons, near the Circulation Desk, outside Room 1022 and on the second floor, are available for anyone to acess library information. No login is required.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult at all times while using the computers.

Due to the open location of the computers, individuals should respect the desire of others not to be inadvertently exposed to material and images that they find disruptive or offensive. Users are asked to refrain from displaying images, sounds or messages that are distracting or create an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment for others. Library staff may take steps to maintain an environment conducive to study and research. Last Update: February 6, 2015

Visitors

This policy explains the use of computers provided by Randall Library for the general public.

All computers at UNCW are governed by the university's Policy on Responsible Use of Electronic Resources. The library is also guided by the American Library Association's Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.

Computers for general public use are located in the area labeled Visitor Computers on the first floor of the Library.

  • Persons aged 14 and over not currently enrolled or employed at UNCW may use the computers designated for the general public located adjacent to the Learning Commons. These computers provide Internet access and Microsoft Office suite. They require a login name and password, which may be obtained at the Circulation/Customer Service Desk through a one-time registration process. A valid picture ID card is required to register for access.
  • The computers provided for the general public use software limiting each person's use to 120 minutes per day in 60-minute sessions.  One day is measured midnight to midnight. Time slots may be reserved in-person, using the Reservation Station, as much as three days in advance. Reservations take precedence over non-reserved use.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult at all times while using the computers. Supervision is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or other responsible adult.
  • The “Quick Look-up” iPad kiosks located in the Learning Commons, near the Customer Service Desk, ouside Room 1022 and on the second floor, are available for anyone to access libary information. No login is required.

Due to the open location of the computers, individuals should respect the desire of others not to be inadvertently exposed to material and images that they find disruptive or offensive. Users are asked to refrain from displaying images, sounds or messages that are distracting or create an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment for others. Library staff may take steps to maintain an environment conducive to study and research.

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