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The following guidelines apply to the computers in the Main Library and the Chinese Medicine Library:

  • Computer facilities provided in the Library are for educational purposes only.
  • The use of computer workstations is on a first-come first-served basis. Users may refer to the Computer Availability page of the Library website to ascertain the availability of computers before coming to the Library.
  • Those users that have been issued with an HKBU SSOid by the University should use these credentials to login to computer workstations. Other users (e.g. Graduate Borrower Card Holders, JULAC Card holders) should use their Library-issued My Library Account to login. Guests with access to the Library but who have not been issued with any account should approach the Information Desk for assistance.
  • Sharing computer accounts is not permitted and users assume sole responsibility for the use of their accounts.
  • Saving your files to the hard disk of the Library’s computer workstations is insecure as all data will be erased upon shutdown/restart. To prevent loss of personal data/files, you are strongly encouraged to save/backup your data on to a personal storage device frequently as you work on them.
  • External storage devices used with the Library’s computers must be free of viruses. The Library assumes no responsibility for the loss of any data from storage devices connected to its computers.
  • Apart from external storage devices, no other equipment should be connected to the Library’s computers without the prior consent of Library staff.
  • Users should not make changes to software installed on Library computers, nor should they attempt to install any unauthorized software.
  • To ensure the security and privacy of their personal data, users must shutdown/restart the computer after use. This will permanently erase all traces of use from the computer.
  • Reservation of computer workstations is not permitted. Library computers have been configured to shut down automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity. The Library will not be responsible for any resulting loss of data. Unattended personal belongings may be removed from workstations in line with the Library’s Seat Occupation Policy.
  • Users shall be held responsible for any consequences arising from illegal uploading, downloading or copying of copyright-protected materials (such as music, videos, and software).
  • Should there be any loss or damage to the equipment provided due to improper operation, or intentional acts of vandalism, the user(s) responsible will be liable for the cost of repair or replacement.
  • The Library reserves the right to remove computers from service as required (for maintenance purposes, special projects, etc).

In addition to the above guidelines, the use of computer facilities in the Library is also subject to the policies of the University’s Office of Information Technology: https://ito.hkbu.edu.hk/index.php/policies/

October 2018

Last updated: 05 August 2019