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Computer Use Policies

UC Davis students, faculty, staff, and public users are expected to know and follow university policies that govern electronic communication at UC Davis, including university computers and networks.

Use of library computers is governed by the UC Davis Principles of Community, UC policies on licensing and copyright, and the UC Davis Acceptable Use Policy, which governs the use of all electronic communications and media devices at UC Davis. The acceptable use policy outlines the rights and privileges of all campus users, and describes unacceptable conduct and details how the document is enforced.

The following UC Davis Library computer use policies also apply:

  • Library computers are made available on a priority basis to UC faculty, staff, and students for university research and instruction. Use of these resources by unaffiliated users is permissible if not in conflict with priority uses.
  • Library computers may not be used to participate in games, chat sessions, or any other activity not directly related to university and library research and instruction.
  • Use is limited to 20 minutes when others are waiting for access.
  • To avoid disruption to other library users, no use of computer audio unless using headphones.
  • Logout before you leave.

Use of Electronic Resources

Electronic resources available through the UC Davis Library are licensed by the university for noncommercial use by UC faculty, staff, students and onsite users, for educational or research purposes only. Additional restrictions may apply to onsite users of certain databases. The terms and conditions of the UC and UC Davis agreements with the vendors and publishers of these electronic resources regulate the use of these resources. These conditions include, but are not limited to, restrictions on copying, republishing, altering, redistributing, and reselling the information contained therein. Fee-for-service providers may not copy and resell texts from licensed sources to non-subscribing individuals, institutions or organizations.

For detailed terms and conditions governing the use of a particular electronic resource, email the library’s Electronic Resources Support Team specifying the electronic resource and your affiliation with UC Davis.

Failure to comply with the terms of this policy may result in forfeiture of access to the library.