Computer Use Policy update

Computer Use Policy

The primary purpose of the James A. Rogers Library is to support the educational curricula of the University and to support general research in the Pee Dee region. Therefore, public access computers in this library are provided primarily for the use of students, faculty, and staff at Francis Marion University. Persons from the community may use the computers for research and/or educational purposes provided that there is no conflict with our primary users. The following restrictions may apply:

  • Violation of United States or South Carolina State Law including copyright laws and licensing agreements is prosecutable.
  • Persons engaging in recreational use of the computers may be asked to move should the computers be needed for educational purposes.
  • Recreational chat rooms are prohibited.
  • Recreational games are prohibited.
  • The Library staff may monitor the use of public access computers.
  • According to the USA PATRIOT Act (PL 107-56), the FBI can monitor users activities on the computer.
  • Downloading of computer viruses is prohibited.
  • Modification or destruction of hardware, software or data including display and desktop configuration is forbidden.
  • Harassment of other library users including the display of graphics, which may be reasonably interpreted as offensive, is prohibited.
  • Attempted evasion of system and network security measures is prohibited.
  • Library staff reserves the right to place time limits on the use of computers.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for damage or harm, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its computer and network facilities.
  • Children under ten must be accompanied and supervised by an adult while using the computers.


  • It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine the accuracy and completeness of information obtained through the Internet.
  • Internet resources may contain material of a controversial nature. The Library does not control access to or content of material on the Internet.
  • The library web page identifies specific links as starting points for Internet research, but cannot control Internet access points because of the rapid and unpredictable changes of Internet addresses.


  • Wireless users agree to adhere to Francis Marion University policies while connected to the wireless network.


  • Users violating any portion of this policy will be advised of the appropriate policy section and asked to comply.
  • The Library staff reserves the right to terminate computer access for users who repeatedly violate stated policies.

--Policy subject to change without notice--

Fall 2013

Last Published: September 12, 2013 2:54 PM
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