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Library Public Computer Use Guidelines

  1. Software on University Libraries' public computers is licensed for educational use only. Illegal use of computer hardware and software is prohibited under Kentucky Criminal Law (KRS 434.850 - 434.860).  
  2. Only software installed by the University Libraries is allowed. Please do not download or install software on this workstation.  
  3. Attempting to bypass system restrictions, tampering with system files or applications, or otherwise misusing computer or network resources is not allowed.  
  4. The intended purpose for library public computers is to allow patrons to gather and view educational and research information.  
  5. Personal files left on this computer will be deleted.  
  6. The University of Kentucky is not responsible for a patron’s lost files or data or for a patron's lost or damaged media or peripheral equipment.  
  7. Patrons should be aware that the Libraries do not restrict use of the Internet. The Library does not monitor or control Internet content and cannot be held accountable for information or images accessed through the Internet. Patrons are responsible for choosing which sites they access. Parents, legal guardians, or other adults chaperoning children are responsible for children's use of the Internet and for intentional or inadvertent viewing or reading of other patron's screens.
  8. Due to the public nature of the Libraries, individuals should demonstrate respect for others' right to privacy and freedom from intimidation or harassment. Patrons are asked to be sensitive to the fact that some on-screen images, sounds, or messages might create an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment for others. The Libraries may take steps to promote an environment conducive to study and research. Library workstations may not be used for the purpose of any illegal activity. Patrons should speak to a library staff member if concerned about materials viewed on Library workstations.
  9. Flagrant violation of computer use policies may result in the loss of library privileges.

Please also refer to other UK Information Technology Policies.

If you have questions about this policy, please speak to a library staff member or send an email to the Reference Desk.