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University Libraries (UL) strives to provide an accessible, responsive, reliable, and respectful research and study environment for its users: the faculty, staff, and students of Kent State University and members of the local community.
All users of UL facilities have a responsibility to help maintain an environment conducive to research and study. Users are asked to avoid conduct that would be harmful to this environment, including unacceptable uses of facilities, violations of the Kent State Policy Register, and illegal activities as specified in local, state, and federal laws. UL personnel reserve the right to remove users who violate this policy. Consequences may include temporary or permanent removal from UL facilities and/or criminal charges. Security cameras, which may be reviewed for documentation purposes, are located in several areas of the building.
Unacceptable uses of facilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
All users of workstations located within UL have a responsibility to use these resources in an ethical and legal manner. The guidelines that govern the use of these workstations are derived from University policies, from other legal considerations, from standards of common sense and decency that apply to the use of any shared resource, and from concerns to maintain these workstations as effective, available resources.
Guidelines for appropriate use:
Approved by University Libraries Council
September 3, 2008