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Computer Access Policy

Computer Access Policy

The University of Memphis Libraries system provides access to its catalogs and databases, unrestricted Internet searching, e-mail, and UM software for all registered U of M students, faculty, and staff. U of M students, faculty, and staff may use any of the computers in McWherter Library by entering the username and password they use for MyMemphis.

The general public is welcome in any of the University Libraries. The general public may use a guest account to access the computers in the McWherter Library Learning Commons (room 110) during regular McWherter Library hours. Non-U of M students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to use the workstations in the University Libraries. Guest use of McWherter Library and the Learning Commons is limited to the service hours of McWherter Library. Guest computer accounts will terminate 15 minutes prior to Library closing. A valid University of Memphis ID will be required to remain in the Learning Commons after Library closing.  For more information about computer access for guests, please read the Guest Computer Policy.

All computer use must be in compliance with the U of M Information Systems Acceptable Use Policy and U. S. copyright law. Title 17 of the U. S. Code prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use." Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, programs or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. All responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user; the Libraries expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility resulting from such violations.

October, 2001, revised August 19, 2008

Learning Commons
McWherter Library: RM 110
Research and Information Services Desk Hours:
8 a.m. - midnight (Monday - Thursday)
8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Friday)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)
1:00 p.m. - midnight (Sunday)
(901) 678-2208

1st Floor Commons Room: The 1st Floor Commons Room/Reference area is open access during the regular hours of the Ned R. McWherter Library.

When the McWherter Library is closed, the Learning Commons is open only to University of Memphis faculty, staff, and students. You will be asked to show your University of Memphis ID to the security guard when entering the Learning Commons after Library hours. The 1st Floor Commons Room is open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week except during Breaks and Holidays.

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floor Satellite Commons areas have the same hours as the Ned R. McWherter Library




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