Computer and network resources are provided to facilitate the learning and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges.
Saving your work
Use of the Library’s computers and network implies your agreement to the policies below. Please keep in mind the following:
- Files left on library workstations are deleted daily.
- The Library is not responsible for lost files or data, or for lost or damaged disks. Please back up your data often by
- saving it to your USB drive
- e-mailing it to yourself
- saving it to a network user space
Library computers provide unrestricted access to the Internet, which contains materials offensive to some users. The Library is not responsible for content found in any external resource that is accessible from computer workstations in the Library.
Personal laptops and mobile devices can also connect to the wireless network .
Guidelines for appropriate use of library computers
- Library/Information Technology personnel are authorized to monitor suspected violations and to examine items stored on any library medium by individuals suspected of violating this policy. This includes routine monitoring of network traffic for unusual behavior such as virus-like activity or extreme use of bandwidth from, for example, file-sharing.
- You must comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as institutional rules. These include but are not limited to policies regarding intellectual property, copyright, and sexual harassment. The use of most electronic resources is governed by license agreements for the purposes of research, teaching and private study. Authorized users include current faculty, students, and staff of The Claremont Colleges and on-site users of The Claremont Colleges Library. Systematic downloading of articles or other information, sharing of articles or other information with individuals at other institutions, making content available on openly accessible servers / web sites, and using such articles or information for commercial purposes are expressly prohibited. Misuse could result in termination of the license and loss of the use of this material by the entire Claremont Colleges community. In addition, users should be aware that publishers may monitor use of electronic resources to ensure that the terms of their license agreements are enforced.
- You must not attempt to gain access to, circumvent, or crack systems you are not authorized to use. Attempting to bypass existing security measures both digital (e.g. passwords) and physical (e.g. cable locks) is forbidden and considered vandalism under California Penal Code Section 594.
- Violations of these policies can result in loss of network, computer, or library privileges and violators may be referred to their home campus for disciplinary action.
Use of library-owned computer resources
- Library-owned network and computer equipment are provided to support the educational mission of The Claremont Colleges and are therefore to be used for academic purposes only. Recreational or commercial use of library computers or network resources is not allowed. Non-academic uses such as personal e-mail should not be used if there are other people waiting for the computer, and kept to a minimum at all times.
- “Library-owned equipment” includes computers in the stacks and spaces, printers and other peripherals, networks, access points, Internet connection, and bandwidth.
- Priority for the use of computer resources is given to students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. Some resources are exclusively for the use of students, faculty, and staff.
- Assume that files and information stored on public computers or sent via e-mail are neither private nor confidential. Do not send anything via e-mail that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the New York Times. Passwords, user accounts, and other systems may be in place to increase the security and privacy of your files but cannot be guaranteed by the library.
- Personal files left on library workstations will be deleted daily. Store your files on a USB drive or e-mail them to yourself.
- Only software installed by the library is allowed. Do not download or install software on any library computer.
Using your personal laptop in the library
- Keep in mind that library-owned resources, including networks, access points, and bandwidth, are intended for academic purposes, not for personal profit or recreation.
- Intentional propagation of viruses, worms, spyware, or other malware is forbidden and may result in disciplinary action.
- You are responsible for securing your own machines against viruses and other attacks to reduce the risk of damage to your data and harm to other network computers. Prudent Internet use includes maintaining an up-to-date anti-virus program, up-to-date patches for your operating system and applications, and periodic spyware scans. Use of automatic update features is recommended.
- If your machine becomes compromised or infected, your network access will be disabled until the problem is solved.