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Public Computer Policy

Public computers in the Library are designed to provide Simon Fraser University students, faculty and staff with access to library catalogues, databases, and other information resources to help them meet the objectives of their studies, research or job-related tasks. In addition, word processing and other productivity software are available within SFU libraries.

Priority use of all library computers is reserved for SFU students, faculty and staff. Library users who are not members of the SFU community may use the Bennett Library computers upon request.

At Belzberg Library, guest access for research purposes is available to library catalogues, databases and other information resources at the Reference Desk (main floor).  Guest access is limited to one hour per day.

At the SFU Surrey Library, guest access is available from the Reference and Circulation desks.

For security and privacy reasons, borrowers must not share their Library bar code with anyone, or use it for any purpose not expressly permitted by the SFU Library.

This policy sets out appropriate use of library public computers to: encourage the maximum library-related use of limited numbers of public computers; prevent damage to library computing resources; ensure compliance by library patrons with Simon Fraser University Policy GP-24, Policy and Procedure on the Fair Use of Information Resources. Library users who violate University Policy GP-24 are subject to disciplinary action as described in that policy.