The mission of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries is, “To support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery." The growing importance of computers to all aspects of academic pursuits makes guidelines in their appropriate use necessary.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries follow the Indiana University's Appropriate Technology Use Policies.
These policies provide guidance in all aspects of appropriate use and are under regular review and revision. The Libraries also are guided by two other policies specific to libraries and their unique role in the information environment:
- The American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights
- The American Library Associations' Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks (An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights)
Users should be considerate of the needs of other users. Viewing some kinds of materials may be offensive in a public setting. Members of the public are entitled to use computers in the Libraries, subject to the library policies on Temporary Computer Accounts and printing. At busy periods, the Libraries reserve the right to impose time limits on computer use, to moderate use of computers with special software or database access, and to give preference to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff. To access U.S. Federal information, consult staff in Government Information, Maps, and Microforms, Wells Library, second floor East Tower.