Computer, Internet and Electronic Resources User Guidelines

Users who access the North Lake College Library's computers, Internet and other electronic resources are responsible for using them in an ethical, legal, and considerate manner.

Examples of prohibited usage include, but are not limited, to:

  • Using computer workstations for any illegal purposes.
  • Engaging in any activity that is deliberately offensive or creates an intimidating or hostile environment.
  • Representing oneself as another person or using the Internet to transmit obscene, threatening, or harassing materials.
  • Viewing, displaying, or printing explicit graphical images in violation of Texas Law: PC 43.24, Sale, Distribution, or Display of Harmful Material to Minor Damaging or destroying equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library or to other users, including adding, altering, or deleting files on library workstations, hard drives, or other Library computer equipment.
  • Violating computer system or network integrity, including attempts to bypass Network security functions, obtain passwords, or alter the configuration of Library workstations in any way.
  • Violating copyright laws. U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, Section 107) prohibits reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by principles of "fair use." Responsibility for any possible copyright infringement lies solely with the user. North Lake College Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting thereof.

Library users who violate these guidelines may be removed from the Library and may have their Library privileges revoked. Illegal acts involving the Library's Internet and electronic resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.