Academic Computing (computer labs)

SMC Library Computer Use Policy


Compliance with SMC Student Computer Use Policy

The computing and networking facilities in Santa Monica College Library are provided to support the educational and curriculum-related research needs of Santa Monica College. The Library supports free access to research materials and the use of computing technologies to identify, locate and use scholarly resources. Library computing and networking users must comply with the Santa Monica College Student Computer Use Policy.

Permissible Use

The Library will monitor usage of library computer workstations to ensure security and operating performance of its systems and networks. Patrons will inform Library staff of equipment problems and are not allowed to tamper with the system.

Students, faculty, and staff with valid Santa Monica College identification cards have priority over other users. The number of Internet access workstations is limited. The Library reserves the right to reclaim workstations being used for personal or recreational purposes, such as writing letters or surfing the World Wide Web, and to reassign them to patrons who need to identify or access research materials or complete coursework assignments.

Patrons may use computing and networking technologies in the Library with the following restrictions:

  • The use is not for illegal acts under federal or state law, pornography, or gambling.
  • The use does not result in commercial gain or private profit (other than allowable under College intellectual property policies).
  • The use does not violate federal or state laws or College policies on copyright and trademark.
  • If the use is personal or recreational, it does not prevent use by another College community member for legitimate College work.