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Computer Use Policies

General Acceptable Use Policy

Drexel University Libraries strive to serve the information needs of the Drexel University community and to provide appropriate access to faculty and students from those institutions with which we have cooperating agreements. It is the policy of the Drexel University Libraries to give computer use priority to currently registered students, faculty, and administrators of Drexel who are engaged in research activities.

Computer equipment may not be used to display, print or transmit electronic information that may be offensive to a reasonable person or that may create a hostile environment for other users. Workstations may not be used for personal commercial ventures. In the libraries' computing facilities, personal use is not encouraged. In the event that a patron is using a computer for personal uses such as playing games, conversing via chat rooms, accessing email, and the like, he or she may be asked to relinquish computers to those users seeking access to the library catalog, other electronic databases, or library-specific programs for research purposes. Users who fail to comply with the general use policy or the facility policies may be asked to leave the library and/or may lose their library privileges. Additionally, all users of library computers must comply with the University's Acceptable Use Policy for computing and network resources. See:

Access to computers in the Hagerty Library for research and educational purposes is restricted to the following:

  • Drexel University - Faculty, Staff, and Students, who are required to login
  • Drexel Alumni - Must show alumni card
  • PALCI (Faculty Members ONLY)
  • Faculty and Students from these cooperating institutions (must show current ID):
    • The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
    • Temple University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 

Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources

See Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources for policies related to access and use of the libraries' electronic resources, including downloading and redistribution of electronic information, access restrictions, and copyright considerations.

Computing Facilities Policy

General Use

  • The computing facilities are for educationally-related applications only.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted near the computers.
  • Computers are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Game playing is not allowed in the computing centers, labs or classrooms.
  • Anyone found destroying or defacing library property will be reported to the authorities and fined for damages.
  • The library is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Noise should be kept to a minimum.
  • The library holds no responsibility for loss or damage of data or disks that occurs while using library computer equipment. Staff will attempt to assist in the recovery of data but cannot guarantee its recovery.
  • External hardware devices may not be connected to workstations at any time.
  • Unattended computers are available computers. Don't leave and expect the computer to be yours when you return.
  • Do not attempt to circumvent security (hardware or software), modify files, software or equipment, or store personal files on the library computers.


  • Copyright laws are strictly observed.
  • Licensed software may not be copied.
  • Unauthorized software may not be installed.

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