UO Libraries Computer Use Policy


The UO Libraries provides computing resources to support the research and educational needs of the UO community. It is the responsibility of the computer user, including members of the general public, to adhere to the Libraries' User Rights and Responsibilities Policy as well as the University's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy. ( For purposes of this policy, the term "general public" is defined as those users of the Libraries who are not UO students, faculty, emeriti, and staff.)

Computing Resources for UO Affiliates with Valid DuckIDs

Academic Workstations are provided for UO students, faculty, and staff with valid DuckIDs. For more information about these workstations, including software lists, computer locations, and usage policies.

Laptops are also available for checkout to current UO students for up to four hours in the Price Science Commons & Research Library.

Computing Resources for the General Public

The Libraries are committed to serving the research needs of the general public, when those needs cannot be served by area public libraries. For patrons without DuckIDs, Internet-Only Kiosks are available and are intended to provide quick access (approximately 20 minutes or less) to the Internet, LibrarySearch, and library electronic resources, such as databases, electronic journals, ebooks, and federal depository collections. Members of the general public using Internet-Only Kiosks must comply with the Libraries' User Rights and Responsibilities Policy and the UO's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy.

Academic Priority for Computing and Internet Access

Both Internet-Only Kiosks and Academic Workstations are primarily intended to support the research, learning, and teaching activities of UO students, faculty, emeriti, and staff. Other uses of these computers are placed at a lower priority.

Violations of Policies and Law, Prohibited and Not Protected

Users must comply with established institutional and library policies and with the law when using the Libraries' resources and services. If evidence would cause a reasonable person to believe that a violation of laws and/or established institutional or library policies has taken place in its facilities or operations, the Libraries reserves the right to reveal a user's identity to institutional authorities and to take immediate action to protect the security of library users, staff, collections, data, facilities, computers, and the network.