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Computer and Technology Services

Computer and Technology Services recommends software and hardware purchases for the library as well as establishes and administers the technology procedures for the library.

Computer and Technology Services, Policies, and Procedures

Computer Usage Policy

South 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:       

  • Pornography
  • Loud music
  • Racially offensive materials
  • Obsessive use of chat rooms

In addition, you are asked to adhere to the following:

  • No software may be installed and/or downloaded on South Carolina State University’s computers without the consent of Information Resource Consultant.
  • Do not unplug or move any technology equipment.
  • Please use a USB jump drive (USB flash Drive) if you wish to save or transport information.
  • Modification 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 library staff.
  • No cell phone use.
  • No eating or drinking.

If we 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.

Attention:  The general public has 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.

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.

Reference Area Computers

The computers in the Reference Area are available for use by all library patrons.  These computers provide Internet access, e-mail, the online catalog, and all the library's Web-based databases.  Patrons are asked to limit computer use to 2 hours.

  • All SCSU students will be required to sign-in (computer lab).
  • All students must have a USERNAME and PASSWORD.
  • A USERNAME and PASSWORD must be obtained from Moss Hall (First Floor Room 103).

Wireless Network

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.