The University of Kansas Libraries
Changes coming for express workstations in KU Libraries
March 18, 2010
Changes to “express” or community user workstation access in March 2010
What is changing?
Community access or “express workstations” at all the Lawrence campus library locations will now have time management software installed. Note: Use of the KU online library catalog look-up workstations remain unrestricted. Visitors may determine KU holdings without using the system described below.
As a publicly funded institution and a federal depository library, we are committed to serving the research needs of the general public and affiliated community users as well as to our primary KU affiliated patrons. The library’s catalog and databases are our primary research tools and these workstations are the only locations visiting scholars and community users can access these tools.
We are implementing logon and registration requirements for community users to allow them to continue to be able to use our public workstations for unrestricted internet access in the most equitable way possible and to ensure that students who use these workstations during peak times are still in compliance with the campus Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources policy.
How does it work?
Use of these computers requires pre-registration at the circulation desk. There are time limits on the community user workstations, but these limits can be extended unless others are waiting. The desk shift supervisor will issue reservation tickets and take first and last name on a simple log to ensure users are not exploiting shift changes to gain more in-house sessions. User will be issued a reservation ticket with instructions for logging onto and logging off the computer.
For more information on KU Libraries access policies, visit www.lib.ku.edu/accservices/Access