Patron workstations are provided to support the educational, research, and informational activities of the University of Central Missouri community. The use of these computers is a privilege. It requires that individuals use the resources appropriately. This understanding governs this document, other relevant library and university policies (including UCM Acceptable Use Guidelines), and all applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is expected that public patrons not affiliated with the university will produce a photo ID with a birth date upon request by library personnel.
- Computer workstations are available throughout the library. Patrons must have a valid logon to use computers within the Kirkpatrick Library. All computers in JCKL are secured by a password except for those with restricted access to specific resources. These limited resources access computers on first and third floors are designated to access the online catalog and/or specific library resources only. UCM students, faculty, and staff have accounts established through Information Services. Should an account be inoperable, he/she can be given a temporary account for a one day period by filling out a request form at the HCC front counter with a valid university ID. Groups of approved guests supervised by university faculty and staff (a visiting high school class, for example) can be logged on using a guest login that is provided at the Harmon Computer Commons desk.
- Six computers, 3 in the Harmon Computer Commons and 3 on the second floor near the Reference Center desk, are designated for internet access by non-campus visiting patrons and are equipped with time limiting software. A photo ID must be produced at either the HCC desk or the Reference Center desk in order to obtain the visiting patron logon code. The time-limited access granted is one hour, but visiting patrons may be granted continued internet access if there is no wait list for a computer.