Computer Use Policy

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  • The Libraries' computer workstations require log in and are reserved at all times for those with an SU or SUNY-ESF ID or alumni card (SU students, faculty, staff and alumni).
  • Any patron may access the Libraries catalog through quick look-up stations located on floors 1-5 of Bird Library or request access to the government documents.
  • Any Libraries patron may use their laptop or personal mobile device to access the University's AirOrange wireless network as a guest.
  • Use of Libraries computers is governed by the Library Use and Conduct Policy and SU Computing Policies.
  • Libraries users are expected to comply with the University's Computing and Electronic Communications policy while accessing Libraries' computers and networks. This policy governs the use of computers, networks, and related services on the Syracuse University campus.
  • Users must comply with all licensing and copyright regulations that apply to systems or software.
  • Users must respect the rights of others, respect the integrity of the computers, networks and related services, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, contractual obligations and University policies and procedures.
  • Users or visitors may not engage in the following conduct:
    • abusive or harassing conduct
    • any criminal or otherwise illegal conduct, including the public display of offensive sexual materials as restricted by state and federal laws
    • any copyright infringement, and/or
    • damaging, disabling or otherwise interfering with the operation of computers and computer systems (including, but not limited to, altering the existing computer settings).
  • Violation of these rules will result in suspension of Libraries access and privileges.