Public Computer Use

The public access computers in the Lawrence University Library are available for scholarly research and educational purposes only. These computers are provided primarily for the use of the students, faculty and staff of Lawrence University and for public use of the United States Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (as provided in Section 1911 of Title 44, USC). Fox Valley community members may use the computers for scholarly research and educational purposes, although at busy times, preference will be given to members of the Lawrence campus community. The following additional restrictions apply to all users of public access computers in the Lawrence University Library:

  • With the exception of Lawrence Webmail, the Library public access computers may not be used for email.
  • The Library public access computers may not be used for financial transactions, chat, games or other recreational use.
  • The Library reserves the right to restrict access to, and/or impose time limitations on the use of Library computers.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit the use of Library printers.
  • Harassment of Library staff or other Library users, including the display of graphics in a manner which may be reasonably interpreted as offensive, is unacceptable.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its computer and network facilities.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for use of the Internet by minors. The Library has no control over information or images that minors might access. External web pages may be offensive to some; supervision is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  • Modification or destruction of Library hardware, software or data including display and desktop configurations is forbidden.
  • Unauthorized access to computing resources or accounts, or attempted evasion of system and network security measures is prohibited.
  • Violation of United States or Wisconsin state law, including copyright laws and software licensing agreements is prohibited.
  • Library staff will monitor the use of Library public access computers.

Violators of the above will be asked to stop. Continued violation by students will result in filing of charges with the Honor Council and/or Judicial Board, as appropriate to the circumstances. Continued violation by persons not affiliated with Lawrence University may result in loss of library privileges. Campus Security will be contacted as appropriate.

Laptop Computer Use in the Library

Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students can connect laptop computers to the campus network at the Seeley G. Mudd Library with both wired and wireless connections. For more information on connecting to the Lawrence wireless network, see the Technology Services page, Connecting to the LU Network. Visitors to Lawrence may be eligible for wireless access, and may enquire at the reference desk for temporary access.

For wired connections, seventeen network ports for laptops have been installed on walls and pillars at convenient locations on the fourth floor. There are ten network ports on the second floor and seven ports on Level A. In addition, study tables on the first floor have been installed with electrical power and network ports for laptop use. These tables provide a total of thirty-eight (38) laptop access points; the five media viewing/listening rooms also have one network port each.

If you have further questions, please ask a librarian or contact the IT Helpdesk at 920-832-6570.