Computer Usage Policy - Saint John

Students and other users are reminded that Library computers are shared systems available for Library-based research. They have been set up to operate with particular settings and in particular modes that are most convenient for the majority of users and in compliance with legal agreements. This means that our public access computers (those which do not require a login) may not be available for certain uses including: email; word processing; telephony/video conferencing; transliteration programs; and chat.

Use of all Library computers (desktop lab computers, public access, and laptops) is governed by UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Please do not consume food or drink while using a Library computer of any type.

Library collections and services are primarily intended for adult users. This includes Library computers which are intended for students and other users undertaking Library searching and research. Library computers are not available for recreational use by children, whether accompanied by an adult user or not. Parents or others who bring children to the Library are also reminded that the Library's internet access is not "filtered."

Users must not download and/or run applications from the internet on these computers nor upload and/or run personal programs brought from home or work.

Students who repeatedly and/or routinely misuse the Library computers may be subject to University sanctions including a loss of computer privileges. Other users who repeatedly and/or routinely misuse the Library computers may be subject to University sanctions and/or legal action.

Should a student or other University user require a particular program, plug-in or application to complete University assigned work or related research, s/he should consult with Information Services and Systems and/or the Electronic Services Librarian.

Several computer labs on campus are available for word processing, email, and other computer / internet applications. Use of these labs is governed by UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Outside users (those who are not students, staff, or faculty of the University of New Brunswick and/or Saint Thomas University) are welcome to consult with ITS and/or the Electronic Services Librarian regarding specialized computer needs but the University may be prevented by policy, licensing agreements, contract, and other legal instruments from complying with any or all of their requests. Outside users may wish to pursue other avenues open to them.

For more information on acceptable and unacceptable Library computer usage, please consult with the Electronic Services Librarian, Linda Hansen, at lhansen@unbsj.ca or (506) 648-5700.