Computer Use Policy


The S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center provides computer and Internet access to students, faculty, staff, administration and community users. The library is an academic facility and activity should be limited to what is deemed acceptable by the J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College Computer Systems Acceptable Use Policy, Internet Acceptable Use Policy and DrakeMail Policy. Library users should familiarize themselves with these policies. Copies of these policies can be provided on request.

Additionally, library computers may not be used to:

  • Listen to any audio. If a computer user needs sound in order to fulfill an academic assignment or to study they MUST use headphones and must ask the librarian to modify the audio settings. Headphones ARE NOT provided by the library. Computer users are responsible for providing their own headphones. Speakers may not be substituted for headphones.
  • Engage in chatting unless it is an academic chat room and done to fulfill course requirements.
  • Engage in internet dating.
  • Store information on the computers’ hard drives. Users must provide their own disk, CD or jump drive to save information.
  • Intentionally waste limited resources such as paper and ink. All students, faculty, staff and community users are asked to be considerate of other users’ needs and print only what is needed.

Failure to adhere to ANY of the policies or rules above will result in:

  • Loss of access
  • Disciplinary action by J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
  • Legal action, where applicable

All computer users are asked to log off when finished with the computer. Failure to log off may leave personal information at risk. If all computers are in use, the library staff reserves the right to limit computer usage and give preference to individuals needing computer access for academic purposes. Library users are welcome to bring their own laptop computers. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. The library does not loan laptops.

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College and the S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center staff reserve the right to change and/or update this policy at any time.

Last Updated: December 4, 2007