These guidelines cover services provided in the HCC libraries and electronic resource centers. Please contact the librarian or circulation staff on duty with questions or concerns. You may also use our online comment form.
Because local conditions vary from campus to campus, the following are intended to describe an ideal situation. Individual colleges and campuses will modify these to accommodate local circumstances.
2.001.3 User registration
2.001.3.1 Some libraries require that patrons register and identify themselves before reserving computer time or using the computers.
2.001.3.2 Users must provide proof of current association with HCCS and current photo identification when they register and each time the computers are used.
2.001.4 Equipment reservations
2.001.4.1 Currently registered users may reserve computer time on a "first come first served" basis either in person or over the phone.
2.001.4.2 The amount of computer use time varies from campus to campus based on user demand and equipment availability.
2.001.4.3 Due to limited space, the library may have to limit the number of people at any one computer.
2.001.4.4 The library reserves the right to impose additional restrictions to maintain fairness to all users.
2.001.5 User responsibilities
2.001.5.1 User must arrive and leave on time, as scheduled.
2.001.5.2 No games other than those in the library collection or placed on reserve by faculty are to be used.
2.001.5.3 Users must not tamper with or rearrange equipment, or download any data or programs to the hard drive.
2.001.5.4 Damage or problems are to be reported to library staff.
2.001.5.5 Food and drink are not allowed in computer rooms.
2.001.5.6 Return software (disks, manuals, overlays, etc. in the box) and pick up ID after use.
2.001.5.7 Users may not bring their own software or CDs for use on library equipment.
2.001.5.8 Users who wish to save their work for another day have several options:
Under no circumstances should users download data to the computer’s hard drive.
2.001.5.9 Users must follow all other library rules.
2.001.6 Denial of computer priveleges
2.001.6.1 Any infraction of library rules is grounds for loss of computer privileges.
2.001.6.2 Library staff has the right to restrict usage.
2.001.6.3 Undue or excessive noise or other activities that disturb other library users will be grounds for termination of computer privileges.
2.001.6.4 Internet use is governed by HCCS Internet policy.
2.001.6.5 Computers are reserved for adult use only. Children, even when accompanied by an adult, are not permitted on the computers.
2.001.7 Faculty assignments
2.001.7.1 Before the library will accept software for reserve the instructor must:
2.001.7.2 The library staff reserves the right to limit excessive use by any one class or group in the interest of fairness to all users.
2.001.7.3 Library staff has the right to restrict usage.
2.001.8.1 The libraries make printing available at most student use computers. However, use of printers, procedures and costs vary from site to site. Users should check with a staff member before printing at any particular site.