Computer Use Policy

In order to enhance and support its mission to provide information resources and research assistance in pursuit of scholarly and creative endeavors, Huie Library provides in-Library PCs for internet access for Henderson State University students, faculty, staff, and library cardholders.

Community Use Priorities 

  1. Priority of use will be given to members of the HSU community.
  2. Secondary priority is given to HSU dependents and to OBU students, faculty, and staff.
  3. As a service to the community, a limited number of terminals are provided for community use, with the following guidelines.
    • At the librarian’s discretion, a community patron pursuing coursework may be logged onto an HSU terminal.
    • Community patrons are limited to thirty-minutes on a terminal, but may continue for a longer period if no one is waiting.
    • Community patrons may be asked to vacate terminals if HSU patrons are waiting.
    • Community patrons must sign in before using a terminal.


Internet Access
Access to the Internet is a privilege and not a right, and is to be available equally to the entire HSU community. Misuse of Internet terminals will result in revocation of Internet privileges. Access is on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservation or advance sign ups required. Misuse includes but is not limited to:

  1. Attempting to override computer system security
  2. Destruction of or damage to equipment, data, or software
  3. Disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communication
  4. Harassment of others
  5. Reconfiguring workstations
  6. Signing into more than one computer at a time
  7. Use of accounts or network identification assigned to others
  8. Violation of another's privacy
  9. Violation of software license agreements


Intellectual Freedom
Huie Library does not censor its resources, regardless of format. The library is responsible only for the content of those pages bearing its name. The library is not responsible for the accuracy of information found on the Internet. Patrons should evaluate sites for content and accuracy. Selected resources may be offensive to some patrons; parents are responsible for their children's use of the Internet.

Note: In compliance with Arkansas Act 1533 of 2001, patrons under the age of 18 will have Internet privileges suspended if using public terminals to access sexually explicit websites. Repeat offenses will result in revocation of Internet privileges.

This policy is subject to change without notice. 02 April 2010

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