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Computer Use Policy


  • The Internet is a global entity with highly diverse information content. It is the library's intent that access is limited to college age men and women and, therefore, restrictions are not imposed. We are not responsible for content found on the Internet.

    As with printed information, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate up to date or complete information. Users should evaluate the Internet sources and consult with a librarian when in doubt.

    SSU students and faculty have priority in the use of computers.
  • Users may not:

    • Download files to drives other than designated removable disks.
    • Use the SSU library's computers to gain unauthorized access to the networks or computer systems.
    • Deliberately crash any library computer system.
    • Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software.
    • Make any attempt to change software configurations and cause degradation of system performance.
    • Use a computer workstation for any illegal or criminal purpose.
    • Use the Internet to acquire, display or print pornographic materials. Patrons doing so will be required to leave the library.
    • Engage in any activity that is deliberately offensive, libelous or slanderous.
    • Install or run software not provided by the library.
    • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years or older) at all times.
    • Use of the library's computers by children is prohibited.
  • Failure to abide by these rules will result in the loss of privileges in the University library.

  • Online Computer Application Tutorials

    Reference Librarians are available to provide bibliographic instruction for students and to guide students as they carry out research. By definition, bibliographic instruction and research does not include teaching students various word processing packages. Software application tutoring is available from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Whiting Hall. Students should also seek help from their instructor when needing tutoring in word processing. To assist our students, links to word processing tutorials are listed below.

    Microsoft Word Basics
    Microsoft Excel Basics
    Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

    Study Rooms on the 2nd floor of the Library have the following software installed: Microsoft Office 2013, Adobe Master Collection CS6, and SPSS. Training and assistance with this software is not provided by Library Staff. Please go to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Support for additional support.

  • Informaton for Guest Log-in to SSU Network

    The Asa H. Gordon Library has two computers for guest use located in the lobby on the first floor. If assistance is needed to log on to these computers, please ask at the Circulation Desk. Guests that wish to use their own electronic devices to connect to the University's wireless network should contact the Information Technology Services (ITS) helpdesk at 912-358-HELP(4357) and request a guest login. ITS’s helpdesk is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and closed on the weekends. If guests need to gain access outside ITS’s normal operating hours, prior arrangements should be made by contacting the helpdesk.