Computer Use Policies
Morgan State University Library's Computer Use Policies
The Morgan State University Library computers are provided to enable library users to access the collections and other information resources and services in support of curriculum and research needs.
Morgan State University Library computers are made available on a priority basis to faculty, staff, and students for university research and instruction. While there are no specific time limitations, the Library staff reserves the right to give computer priority use to those who are engaged in class work assignments and research.
Morgan State University Library deems the use of Library computers for recreational purposes such as game playing or chat sessions deters others from using workstations for educational or research purposes. The Library may intervene to ensure optimal access to computers for educational and research purposes.
Morgan State University Library requires Library computer users to respect the rights and sensibilities of all library users. Some Internet sites are inappropriate for viewing in a public setting. Users should refrain from the use of Internet sounds and visuals that may disrupt the ability of other library patrons to use the library and its resources.
Morgan State University software is copyrighted and may not be reproduced. Users may not load their own or any other software on library equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, disks that are checked out, disks in books that may be checked out, and disks in reference materials that must remain in the library. Users are not permitted to store any software or other data on the hard drives of the library's computers or alter the programs currently installed on the systems. Anyone tampering with any library hardware or software will be denied access to library computers in the future, and also may lose their library privileges
Morgan State University Library depends on individuals using the resources appropriately and in accordance with general university policies and local, state, and federal laws. Examples of applicable laws, rules and policies include the laws of libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, and child pornography:
- Morgan State University Technology Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
- MSU Code of Student Conduct
- MSU Sexual Harassment Policy
- 18 U.S.C. Chapter 110, Section 2252A,, and Keeney Memorandum)
- Maryland Computer Crimes Act (Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law §§ 27-45A, 27-145, 27-146, 27),
- Electronic Communications Privacy Act
- Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
The Library will report infractions of these policies to the Office of Student Affairs or the appropriate law-enforcement agency. Any infraction could result in the loss of library privileges and disciplinary action.