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Technology Services

University/College Library Technology Services

Windows Computers

Internet access is available on most computers throughout the library.

Computers in the Reference area on the first floor are primarily for research use. While e-mail may be available on the reference computers, priority is given to those doing research if others are waiting.

Patrons must observe U/C LIBRARY, BC, and FAU computer policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws regarding pornography.

BC and FAU students can also check out a wireless laptop from the ASC to use within the building.

Apple iMacs

Six iMacs are available in Room 162.

They have the Microsoft Office suite:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint

and several high end graphics programs from Adobe, including

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

Computer Policy

Rules Governing Use

The following are examples of the types of activities which are prohibited: 

  • Any unauthorized or deliberate action, which damages or disrupts normal use and service, alters normal performance, or causes a malfunction. (e.g., the willful introduction of "viruses" or other disruptive or destructive programs; damaging the hardware or software of a workstation; reconfiguring hardware or software, or connecting one’s personal computer or laptop to the network.)
  • Displaying images, sound, or text, which disrupt or create an atmosphere of distress or harassment to other patrons or staff. Committing illegal or unethical acts, including unauthorized entry into other computers or unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password.
  • Using computers for commercial purposes or financial gain including but not limited to offering for sale any products or services, soliciting for advertisers or sponsors, or transmitting any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material (e.g., “junkmail,” “spam,” “chain letters” etc.). Using reference computers for recreational activities such as Chat or Gaming Activities, MOOs, MUDs, etc.
  • Violating local, state, federal law or regulation, or college or university policy, including the access or transmission of any material is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to threatening, abusive, defamatory, harassing, hateful, libelous, vulgar, or obscene material. Sexually explicit materials or child pornography are not constitutionally protected speech. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court have defined obscene material as that which: a) The average person, applying contemporary community     standards, would find, taken as a whole, appeals to the     prurient interest; b) Depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct as defined in Chapters 815 and 847     Florida Statutes; http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/ c) Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
  • Violating copyright laws, fair use provisions through inappropriate reproduction or dissemination of licensed or copyrighted text, images, etc., violating software license agreements, or material protected by trade secret. Everything on the Internet is to be considered copyrighted or licensed.

 

FAU Desktop PC Access

FAU students, please use this link to learn more about the services available to you at the U/C Library.