Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers


The mission of the IUPUI University Library is:

  • To promote excellence in learning
  • To serve as a gateway to information vital for research and scholarship
  • To create unique scholarly resources with an emphasis on philanthropic studies and IUPUI generated research, and materials relating to central Indiana
  • To enhance the availability of scholarly information for the residents of central Indiana

The growing importance of computers and access to computers within all aspects of academic research makes guidelines in their appropriate use necessary.


The IUPUI Library follows the Indiana University Appropriate Technology Use Policies. These policies provide guidance in all aspects of appropriate use and are under regular review and revision. The IUPUI University Library is also guided by two other policies specific to libraries and their unique role in the information environment:

The Library does 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 IUPUI students, faculty and staff. 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 Library as long as they have a valid IUPUI Library Guest ID and abide by all computing and network policies of IUPUI University Library and Indiana University.

Information and Policies for obtaining and using an IUPUI University Library Guest ID can be found here:

Last updated by jpcooper on 09/16/2013