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Computer & Internet Use Policy


This document defines acceptable use of computer systems at the Nealley Library, Santa Ana College (SAC).  The primary users of this system are currently-enrolled SAC students, faculty, and staff.  Primary use of library computer systems is for educational purposes only.  Unacceptable use is prohibited, and is grounds for loss of privileges. Additionally, disciplinary or legal actions as provided for under RSCCD Board Policy and federal, state, and local laws may be taken. (RSCCD Information Resource Use Policy, January 2000, Administrative Regulation 7000)

All users of this system must read, understand, and comply with the policies outlined in this document.  BY USING THE LIBRARY COMPUTER SYSTEMS/RESOURCES, USERS AGREE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND AND WILL COMPLY WITH THESE POLICIES.


These systems are owned and operated by Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD).  RSCCD reserves all rights to these systems including termination of service without notice.

The Library reserves the right to monitor its computing resources to protect the integrity of its computing systems, resources, workstations, and facilities.


Library computer systems or resources are to be used for bibliographic searching, verification and processes that support educational activities.

  • No recreational use. Computers are for research purposes. Violators may be asked to leave.
  • Librarians reserve the right to limit the amount of time that a user may occupy a computer.
  • Librarians & library staff do not provide technical assistance for Microsoft Office applications.


The following types of activities ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:

  • Electronic mail (e-mail) which is not directly related to academic coursework. The Library does not support social email, chat or games.
  • Use of personal electronic/computer products on library computer systems.
  • Transmitting, storing, or viewing any illegal, fraudulent, malicious, harassing, threatening or obscene communications.
  • Altering or degrading system software or hardware configurations.
  • Deliberately concealing or misrepresenting one's identity in electronic communication.
  • Using Library computer resources for commercial or profit-making purposes.
  • Violating agreements, rules or codes set by services subscribed to by the District. 


RSCCD reserves the right to access all content stored on RSCCD information resources. Neither the Library nor RSCCD are responsible or liable for the loss of information/data files due to equipment/network/or electronic transmission failure.

Last updated 05/2011