*Note: This policy applies only to the public computer workstations and does not include those computers in faculty and staff offices, in the Milner Computer Lab, or in the electronic classrooms.
Illinois State University’s Milner Library endorses the sharing of information and freedom of expression that encourages academic discourse. Faculty, staff and students use Milner library’s resources to support and enhance instruction, research, and administrative functions. Use of library computer workstations integrally supports these educational activities. All users of Milner Library assume responsibility for using the computer workstations in an ethical and legal manner in accordance with University policies and state and federal laws.
Users are expected to comply with applicable campus policies such as the Illinois State University Appropriate Use Policy and the Illinois State University Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy.
The primary clientele of Milner Library are the students, faculty, and staff of Illinois State University, and they will have priority during periods of high use. Persons other than ISU students, faculty and staff may use designated library computer workstations. Guest logins can be requested at the Reference Desk. All persons using Milner's computer workstations are expected to follow the guidelines set forth in this policy.
Milner Library supports the right of all library users to access information, and will not deny access to electronic information networks, or to particular databases or Internet sites, based solely on age. The library recognizes that electronic information networks such as the Internet may contain material that is considered inappropriate for children. Only a parent or guardian has the right to determine what is appropriate for his or her child; it is not appropriate or practical for library staff to monitor children's computer use. Children will be expected to follow the guidelines outlined in this policy and will be held to the same standards of behavior as other library patrons.
Milner Library patrons have certain rights with respect to the use of electronic information resources. These are the same rights that apply to patrons using any other library service. They include:
Milner Library staff provides assistance to patrons in the use of electronic information resources as time and staff knowledge permit. Printed and online documentation and instructions are available at or near most reference desks. Formal instruction in the use of particular electronic information services is available through library workshops or course-related instruction.
Milner Library requires that library patrons using computer information resources do so within the guidelines of acceptable use. Library workstations are to be used primarily for course-related activity, scholarly research, and other activities directly related to the educational, research, and public service mission of the University.
The following activites are prohibited in Milner Library.
In general, Milner Library staff will not monitor the amount of time library patrons use the public computer workstations. In periods of high use, Milner Library's primary clientele will have priority in use of the public computer workstations at the discretion of the library staff member at the Reference Desk.