Community Computer Use Policy

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In order to enhance and support its mission to provide information resources and research assistance in pursuit of scholarly and creative endeavors, Huie Library provides computers for both work and internet access for Henderson State University students, faculty, staff, and community library cardholders.

Community Computer Use

As a service to the community, four computers, which are located near the Circulation Desk, are provided for community use with the following guidelines:

    • In order to use the community computers, a patron must have a valid Huie Library Community card. For instructions on obtaining a card, please see our Community Patron Policies.
    • Before using the community computers for the first time, the community patron should bring their card to the Circulation Desk to be entered into the system managing the computers.
    • To use the community computers, a patron may log in with their Patron ID and password.
    • Community patrons are limited to two hours of computer use per day. However, each session will be limited to a maximum of one hour.
    • If they still have time left for their daily use and there are no other patrons waiting for a computer, community patrons may log back onto the community computer.
    • If all computers are in use, a community patron seeking to use a computer may ask to be put on a waiting list for the next available computer.
    • Community computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved for specific times.
    • Community computers are available from the opening of the library until five minutes prior to 10:00 pm or closing, whichever comes first.
    • Printing is available from the community computers for 5 cents per page. Please pick up and pay for prints at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please see our Printing Policy.
    • At the librarian's discretion, a community patron pursuing coursework may be logged onto a Student computer.

Computer and Internet Access

Access to the computers and the Internet is a privilege and not a right, and access to both is to be available equally to the entire HSU community. Misuse of computers will result in revocation of Internet and computer privileges. Access is on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservation or advance signups required. Misuse includes but is not limited to:

    • Attempting to override computer system security
    • Destruction of or damage to equipment, data, or software
    • Disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communication
    • Harassment of others
    • Reconfiguring workstations
    • Signing into more than one computer at a time
    • Signing others, including family members, onto computers
    • Use of accounts or network identification assigned to others
    • Violation of another's privacy
    • Violation of software license agreements

In addition, anyone using the computers in Huie Library must comply with the University's Technology Usage Guidelines.

Intellectual Freedom

Huie Library does not censor its resources, regardless of format. The library is responsible only for the content of those pages bearing its name. The library is not responsible for the accuracy of information found on the Internet. Patrons should evaluate sites for content and accuracy. Selected resources may be offensive to some patrons; parents are responsible for their children's use of the Internet.

Note: In compliance with Arkansas Act 1533 of 2001, patrons under the age of 18 will have Internet privileges suspended if using public terminals to access sexually explicit websites. Repeat offenses will result in revocation of Internet privileges.

This policy is subject to change without notice.


Adopted: 04/02/2010
Updated: 09/17/2012
Last Reviewed: 09/17/2012