Computer Policy

Computer Access Policy

The computers in the Cecil W. Robbins Library and Learning Commons are primarily to be used by the Louisburg College community for library research, study, email, access to the college portal and general use. Each computer has the Microsoft Office Suite and Internet connectivity to the campus network. All of the computers have Math Excel installed. Anyone using the library computers for recreational purposes may be asked to give up the workstation to someone waiting to do research. Library staff can provide basic assistance with word processing and other software programs such as MS Word and Excel. However, our primary service focus is on assistance with academic and library research.

Use of the Library's computers is on a first-come, first-served basis for students. During peak research times, it may be necessary to limit Internet sessions in order to accommodate all users.

Eligible Users

Louisburg College currently registered students, faculty and staff members have priority in using Robbins Library computer workstations. Students may be asked to show a current LC ID card.

Computers are intended primarily for Louisburg College student use. Alumni, community members and other patrons 18 years of age and over may use the workstations for a period of one-half hour if there are a sufficient number of available computers. If non-student patrons need to use a computer on a regular basis, they will be referred to the public library. Printing for non-students costs ten cents per page.

If community members are using computers, library staff may approach them, and inform them of the computer access policy. Louisburg College reserves the right to ask for identification and users other than students must be prepared to show a current picture ID card, such as a driver's license, valid school ID, or passport. You will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet. As long as a computer is not needed by a Louisburg College student, faculty, or staff member, alumni and other patrons will be accommodated if possible. Patrons that violate the Library courtesy policy will be asked to leave.

Community members are welcome to use the following Robbins Library services and resources:

  • general reference assistance
  • collection access for research purposes to be used within the library
  • interlibrary loan services through Franklin County Library
  • study areas

Printing

There is no charge for currently enrolled students to print black & white copies in the Library. All copies print to the network printer located on the main floor in front of the computer lab. Color prints cost $0.50 per page.

All other patrons will be charged $.10 per page printed for black & white prints. Printouts can be paid for at the Circulation Desk.

We encourage downloading information onto flash drives or e-mailing results to your accounts. The Library assumes no responsibility for damages arising from the use of its computer and network operations.

Acceptable Computer Usage Policy

The Internet can access valuable information; however, Internet resources may contain controversial material. Selection policies governing the Library's purchase of materials are not applicable to material accessed electronically via the Internet. The library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Each individual user must take responsibility for his or her Internet activities.

The Robbins Library and Learning Commons computer resources are provided for academic use. Conduct which violates this policy includes, but is not limited to the activities in the following list:

Unacceptable Use of Computers Includes:

  • Damaging or destroying equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library or to other users including adding, altering, or deleting files on Library computers
  • Installing files, software, CD-ROMS, etc. to the library computers
  • Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material; this includes downloading music or video files without permission
  • Violating software license agreements
  • Attempts to configure the Library computers in any way
  • Using the Internet for any illegal activity
  • Harassing others, including displaying text or graphics that may reasonably be construed as offensive and obscene
  • Disruption or interference with other computer users
  • Using the computer to run a business

The Library reserves the right to terminate the Internet access privileges of any person abusing these privileges.