By using public computing equipment in the Schurz Library and Educational Resource Commons (ERC), library computer users agree to abide by all federal, state and local computing related statutes, as well as IU-wide and IU South Bend computing policies.
These laws and policies cover such areas as the appropriate use of computer systems, network access, data access and storage, and access and distribution of copyright material. The guidelines below supplement the above policies for use of the Library and its affiliated units.
The public computing equipment is provided to access collections and information resources that support the University's educational, research and public service needs.
IU South Bend students, faculty and staff receive first priority for library workstations.
During busy periods when computer availability is scarce, those using workstations for purposes other than the mission of the University may be asked to relinquish their computers.
Users at workstations with scanners may be asked to move to other open computers if scanners are needed by other patrons.
Computers and scanners in the Adaptive Technology Room are reserved for IU South Bend students, faculty and staff who need to use adaptive software.
Library equipment and cables may not be unplugged for any reason.
Non-IU affiliated guests may obtain a temporary User ID and password with their IU Borrower's Card at the Circulation Desk. These temporary accounts provide access for 2 hours per day. Temporary accounts are renewable. Printing services are also available for a fee.
Community users have access to subscription library electronic resources while in the Library and Educational Resource Commons. In-house wireless and off-campus access are not available to community users. In-house wireless IS available through IU GUEST.
Passwords should never be shared with others.
Users should not damage computer equipment or alter software configurations.
Contractual license agreements with publishers and U.S. Copyright Law govern the access, use, and copying of licensed electronic resources and e-books. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including software, electronic mail, text, images, sound, programs or data) without the explicit written permission of the copyright holder.