Durham Tech Library Internet Access Rules

As a part of its mission, Durham Tech’s library strives to provide access to varied materials, services, and equipment for students, faculty, and staff. In keeping with this mission, the library offers public access to electronic resources available on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

According to Durham Technical Community College’s Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Policy, Durham Tech’s computers must be used for “instruction, research, learning, and administrative purposes only. Durham Tech’s computers and networks are for uses consistent with the college’s mission. They may not be used for outside business projects or personal activities.”

All computer users in the library must abide by the Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Policy.

Since the Internet is not subject to any regulation, it may provide information that is not accurate, complete, current, or legal. It also provides access to materials which some persons may find offensive or obscene. However, the Durham Tech library has no control over materials on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Please ask if you need assistance finding information online.

The following rules apply to all library patrons. Anyone in violation of any of these rules may be asked to leave the library. Repeated violations of library rules may result in the loss of library privileges.

Rules of Use:

  1. Internet access in the library is for library-related learning and research. Academic use has priority, and other users will be asked to give up their seats for those waiting for this.
  2. Use these resources in a considerate manner. Remember that you are in a public place.
  3. Do not display text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene.
  4. Respect the privacy of others.
  5. Do not alter hardware or software.
  6. Do not make copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data.
  7. Durham Tech's Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Policy prohibits recreational file sharing as well as downloading or distributing pirated software, video, music, or data.
  8. Children under the age of 16 who are not Durham Tech students may not use library computers.
  9. Only Durham Tech students may use computer labs; adults may not bring children there.
  10. Members of the public (anyone who is not a current Durham Tech student or employee) must have a Durham Tech library card with no bills on record in order to use a library guest computer. Each guest is limited to one computer session of up to 60 minutes daily, no extensions.


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