Computer and Technology Services, Policies, and
Computer Usage Policy
Carolina State University and the Miller F. Whittaker Library prohibit the
display of materials that may be obscene, offensive, or harassing to others
in a public area. These materials include:
Racially offensive materials
Obsessive use of chat rooms
addition, you are asked to adhere to the following:
software may be installed and/or downloaded on South Carolina State
University’s computers without the consent of Information Resource
- Do not unplug or move
any technology equipment.
- Please use a USB jump drive
(USB flash Drive) if you wish to save or transfer information.
or destruction of library hardware, software
or data including display and desktop configurations is forbidden.
- The library reserves
the right to impose a one hour time limit on the use of computers
when others are waiting.
- Any damages that are
detected on the computers will be billed at your expense.
- Please do not
turn printer off or on. If there is a problem, please notify the
- No eating or drinking.
detect that you are participating in any of the above activities, you will
be asked to leave the computer lab. If you refuse to leave, campus police
will be summoned. In case of repeated offenses, the library staff reserves
the right to terminate use of library technology services.
The general public only has on-campus access to all library resources
(print and electronic). Computer access is available at the Reference Area
and is limited to 1 hour per day. A driver's license, or some form of
picture id, and your signature are required.
Attention: Persons under the age of 15 are not allowed to use
any computers in the library (No Exceptions). This is in accordance with
the following directives:
- SC Code 20-7-10
- SC Code 10-1-205
- US Public Law 106-554
- US 114 Stat. 2763A-336
Copies of these directives are available at
the Reference & Information Desk.
The computers in the Reference Area are available
for use by all library patrons. These computers provide Internet access to
e-mail, the online catalog, and to all the library's Web-based databases.
Patrons are asked to limit computer use to 2 hours.
- All community users are
required to sign-in to use computers.
- All students
must have a USERNAME and PASSWORD.
- A USERNAME and
PASSWORD for first year students must be obtained from Moss Hall (First Floor Room
The Smart Classroom at the Miller F. Whittaker provides opportunities for teaching and learning through advanced equipment such as computers, audience response technology, networking, and audio/visual capabilities. There are thirty-five (35) computers for students' use when there is an overflow within the Reference Computer area and there is not a Library Instruction session going on.
SC State University and the Miller F. Whittaker Library provide wireless
network access for students, faculty, staff, and community patrons that have
wireless laptop computers.