UHMC Library


Library Workstations

The University of Hawai'i Maui College library develops collections, resources and services that meet the educational, instructional, and research needs of the university community. To meet those needs, the library provides internet workstations for the purpose of accessing information resources in electronic format.  The Library Internet Workstation Use Policy is part of the library’s overall policy structure and should be interpreted in conjunction with other existing policies and procedures. This policy refers to internet workstations in public (non-staff) areas.


University library internet workstations and related equipment are to be used only to access information resources for educational, instructional, and research needs. The use of library equipment for other purposes is prohibited.  Users must respect the rights of other users and abide by all university and library policy, licensing, and contractual agreements.  Users must not use equipment in an unsafe or harmful manner and should not damage equipment and facilities. Users must comply with the University of Hawai'i Policy on Acceptable Use of University Computer and Information Resources.

The following is considered unauthorized use and is prohibited:

  • knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere with the normal operation of computers, workstations, peripherals, or networks;
  • attempting to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes;
  • using the network to gain unauthorized access to computer systems;
  • masking the identity of an account or machine, which includes, but is not limited to, sending mail anonymously;
  • attempting to monitor or tamper with electronic communications of other users, or reading, copying, changing, or deleting files or software of other users;
  • installing or uploading of software programs or using a computer account that you are not authorized to use;
  • game playing;
  • recreational chat rooms and other social media.

It is also University of Hawai'i policy that:

  • displaying of sexually explicit images or sounds where others can see or hear them may create a hostile environment and could constitute sexual harassment according to University policies on sexual harassment  (Executive Policy E1.203), library staff may intervene and direct users to cease this activity;
  • university resources are intended to be used for institutional purposes and may not be used for private gain;
  • users must observe all laws relating to copyright, trademark, export, and intellectual property rights.

Non-affiliated users:

  • Non-affiliated users are not permitted to use the library computers. Any user may be asked to show valid UH identification.
  • Visiting scholars, with proper credentials, may be permitted access to the workstations, at the discretion of the librarian.

Printing & Downloading

  • Printing is allowed from the workstations.  Most printing is only available on a fee-for-page basis.
  • There is no downloading or installing of programs allowed on the internet workstations.
Computer Applications
  • There are limited computer applications on the library’s workstations. Internet, database, and library catalog searching are the workstation’s primary purpose.
  • Library workstations may be designated for specific purposes. Specific rules are posted adjacent to workstations so designated.

Policy Violations

It is the policy of the university to deny access to any member of the user community who violates this policy or who uses the university’s technology resources to violate other duly established policies or laws.

Additional Information

For acceptable use and guidelines policies please visit:

Last updated or verified: August 29, 2013 12:52 PM