Library Computer Use Policy

The Butte College Library adheres to the District Computer and Network Policy, AP 3720.

Additionally, Butte College Library has the right, but not the duty to monitor any and all aspects of its computer systems.

Users should not have an expectation of privacy for anything they create, send, or receive on the computer.

The computer system belongs to Butte College, and may be used for educational purposes only.

Library computers are for academic use only. Please limit your use to 20 minutes when others are waiting.

Fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, indecent, profane, obscene, intimidating, or other unlawful material inlcuding malicious software or code may not be displayed on or stored in Butte College computers, including material from the Internet. Such material may not be sent by e-mail or any other form of electronic communication. Users encountering or receiving such material should immediately report the incident.

Per  AP 3720, unauthorized Peer-2-Peer file transfer is prohibited. Computer users must respect copyrights and licenses to software and other on-line information.

Per AP 3720, no user shall use the District Information Technology resources to transmit any message, create any communication of any kind, or store information which violates any District procedure regarding discrimination or harassment, or which is defamatory or obscene, or which creates a hostile work environment, or which constitutes the unauthorized release of confidential information.

Students who violate this policy are subject to discipline, up to and including being asked to leave the library or other disciplinary action by the college, including expulsion.

District Computer and Network Use Policy


Education Code Section 70902; 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq.; Penal Code Section 502, Cal. Const., Art. 1 Section 1; Government Code Section 3543.1(b)

Employees, students, and guests who use District computers and networks and the information they contain, and related resources, have a responsibility not to abuse those resources. The District explicitly prohibits individuals from using its computer systems and networks to violate intellectual property and copyright laws. All users of District information technology resources shall secure appropriate prior permission to download and/or distribute protected material in any form, including computer software, text, photographic images, graphic illustrations, video, and audio including music. Employees, students, and guests will respect the integrity of computer-based information resources, refrain from seeking to gain unauthorized access, and respect the rights of other computer users.

The District encourages the use of Information Technology resources and makes them widely available to the District community. Nonetheless, the use of Information Technology resources is limited by restrictions that apply to all District property and by constraints necessary for the reliable operation of electronic systems and services. The District reserves the right to deny access to its Information Technology resources when necessary to satisfy these restrictions and constraints.

District departments may provide and use Information Technology resources to support the instructional and public service mission of the District or to support the administrative or student services functions that support this mission. District Information Technology resources may not be used for unlawful activities, personal or commercial use, and uses that violate other District or campus policies or guidelines. The latter include, but are not limited to, policies, procedures, and guidelines regarding intellectual property and all unlawful forms of harassment which creates a hostile work environment.

See Administrative Procedure 3720