Access To King Library Public Computer Workstations Policy


Statement of Policy & Text

The library provides a variety of public computer workstations that support access to library and web resources, collaboration, and scholarly production. The following workstation types are available:

  • WebPAC: online public access catalog, information kiosk, computer & room booking
  • Research/Information: public access catalog, databases, Internet
  • Info Commons: public access catalog, databases, Internet, MS Office, chat, instant messaging and email
  • Adaptive Technology Workstations: Info Commons functionality with ADA resources.
  • Media Resources: Info Commons functionality with multimedia package (CD burner, DVD player, MP3 player)(Teen Center)
  • Booking Station: computer and room scheduling with receipt printer
  • Print-From-Disk: view and print MS Office files from floppy diskettes
  • Pay-For-Print: shared printer(s), charge station, print release station

The library provides network connections for laptop computers:

  • SJSU Computer Lab Laptop
  • Personal Laptop

Need for the Policy

The library needs to provide a variety of computer workstation functionalities and to monitor the use of public access computer use workstations.

Requirements & Guidelines

Workstation control for Adaptive Technology, Info Commons, and Media Resources (Teen Center) computers is achieved by use of “timeout” software for periods of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, and two hours. Library customers with valid library cards in good standing may sign up for specified time periods while using Booking Station computers within the library or while using the library web site.

Applicable Personnel/Departments

All, especially User Services, Reference and Information Technology




Reviewed and approved by: Signature/Name Date of Approval
KMT   6/26/03

History & Dates

Category of Policy
Author(s): IT Administrator, Richard F. Woods
Authorized by: Core Team, 6/26/03
Date Written: 9/5/02
Date Effective: 8/15/03
Date(s) of Revision(s): 6/5/03; 9/29/05; 3/5/10gd; 4/20/11(ln);


Public Computing Location Maps (all PDF files; size in MB)-under construction

1. Lowel Level North (7.74)
2. 1st Floor North (1.44)
3. 1st Floor South (.33)
4. Mezzanine (.96)
5. 2nd Floor North (2.36)
6. 2nd Floor South (2.33)
7. 3rd Floor North (4.30)
8. 3rd Floor South (2.76)
9. 5th Floor South (2.09)
10. 5th Floor South (2.31)
11. 7th Floor South (2.31)
12. 8th Floor South (2.31)

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