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Public Access Computers

Statement of Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers

Keyano College is a publicly funded, post-secondary educational institution. As such its resources, including computers, are meant for the use of students and employees. By its own mandate and as a member of Alberta North, however, the College opens some of its resources to people who are not otherwise affiliated with the College. These resources are to be used for educational purposes only, not for recreation or entertainment. The public library is the correct place for these recreational activities.

Conditions of Use

  1. Library computers must only be used for purposes which are consistent with the objectives and policies of Keyano College.
  2. The Keyano College Library computing resources are primarily for the research needs of Keyano College students, faculty and staff.
  3. The Library Computers must not be used to access, download, store, copy or transmit pornographic, racist, sexist or other offensive or derogatory material. This includes use of email and the Internet. Violation of this condition will result in a ban from future use of Library computers.
  4. All users of the system must sign and abide by the "Statement of Appropriate Use"
  5. The Library reserves the right to monitor all computers for violations of computer usage rules.
  6. Public users are required to sign in and show photo identification at the Circulation Desk every time they use the computer. Public computer use is limited to three hours per day.

Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers

  • Public access computers are provided primarily for educational activities. Examples of educational activities (but are not limited to):
  • access to library databases for research
  • job hunting and creating resumes
  • researching and registering for school programs
  • accessing newspaper or news sites (i.e. CNN)
  • Documents for these purposes may be downloaded and printed. There is a fee for printing.
  • Users are expected to observe relevant copyright laws and regulations.

Examples of Inappropriate Use of Public Access Computers

  • Installing software unless specifically approved by library staff
  • Downloading music or video files
  • Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected materials
  • Attempting to bypass system restrictions or tampering with system files or applications. Unauthorized access to system files. Attempting to disrupt the integrity of the system.
  • Public access computers are not to be used for recreational use. Examples of recreational use (but are not limited to):
  • Dating sites
  • Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest)
  • YouTube
  • Gaming (Internet or local)

A Statement of Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers must be read and signed before Community Members will be allowed access to Keyano Library computers.