RULES FOR COMPUTER USE
To facilitate the successful use of our computers by as many users as possible the following rules and policies will have to be followed strictly.
1.Logging off and automatic shut off: Users will log off before leaving the PC. The computer will automatically log off when the user’s time is up, after 5 minutes of inactivity, and 5 minutes before the library closes. All programs will shut down, and the PC will be made available to the next person in line. The Library will attempt to warn users a few minutes before their sessions are about to end. Those who ignore the warning risk losing any work that has not been saved or sent.
2. Problems: Users will let a librarian know about any problems with the computer as soon as they notice something is not working as expected. Users are not to reboot computers.
3.Time limits: Forty five minutes will only be allowed per person per day
4.Courtesy: Consideration of other library users is expected. Conversations are to be kept quiet. The number of viewers at each computer is limited to two people at a time, unless otherwise marked. Computer users will refrain from the display of images in public areas that are not appropriate for public viewing. Staff may intervene upon receiving a complaint or at their own discretion.
5. Privacy: The Library makes every attempt to protect the privacy of its users and does not record or monitor details of activity on our public computers, such as Web sites visited or documents created. Our time management software does, however, record times of login and logout. This information is kept primarily for statistical purposes and will be purged as soon as it is no longer needed. However, the library reserves the right in extraordinary cases to use that information to investigate serious breaches of its policies.
6. Downloading and saving: Files may be downloaded on to your drive that is being created by the computer administer. The Kiitis Library is not responsible for damage to any user’s disk or computer, or any loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur from patron use of the Library’s computers.
7. Assistance: Library staff will assist patrons in using the Internet; however, staff cannot guarantee expertise in every site, program, or problem encountered online. Because of the many applications available over the Internet, Library staff may not always be familiar with specific programs patrons wish to use. In these cases the patron is responsible for learning how to use the program.
8. Emailing: e-mailing during academic hours is not permitted.
9. Unacceptable Use of the Internet: Users are required to abide by the following guidelines for Internet use. It is not acceptable to use the Internet access at MLN terminals and computers for illegal or abusive purposes, including, but not limited to:
a. Viewing of pornographic sites are strictly prohibited
b. Transmission of chain letters, broadcast letters, or any form of junk mail
c. Transmission of threatening, obscene, or harassing materials
d. Transmission of computer viruses
e. Unauthorized access to local and remote computer systems
f. Those students are accessing blocked sites like social networking sites by using proxy and web freer software, if we came to know will take strict actions against to them.