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McNeese State University’s Frazar Memorial Library endorses the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement of the American Library Association. Accordingly, library services and equipment are designed to facilitate patron access to information and ideas in both print and electronic form.
Who Can Use Library Computers?
Computers on the first and second floors of the Library. The public may use these computers, but McNeese students, faculty and staff conducting course-related activities have priority for their usage. Members of the public may be asked to limit use during busy times such as midterms.
Computers on the fourth floor in Government Information are available for anyone needing access to government information.
Priority usage is, in descending order of importance: academics (class work), research, university-related activities, and networking (social media). During busy times, McNeese students and faculty have priority in the use of computers.
Workstations connected to scanners, microfilm/microfiche reader-printers, and other similar hardware, have priority usage for those purposes.
What if I Need Specific Equipment?
Students with disabilities have priority access to the computers equipped with Kurzweil software and other ADA-accommodations.
What are the Fees for Printing and Copying?
It is free to print from the library PCs. We ask for a $0.10 per page donation after the first 20 pages printed, payable in cash at the first floor Public Services Desk. If you experience a problem with a printer, library staff will be able to assist you.
It costs $0.10 per page to make copies on the copy machine. The copy machines accept dollar bills. We are unable to make change for the copying machine. If you are charged for a copy that you do not receive and/or the copy is not legible, you can request a refund from the Reference desk.
The library provides high-resolution scanners on the first, second and fourth floors. There is no charge for scanning.
Internet usage is monitored. Computers may not be used for illegal or unauthorized purposes. Under no circumstances are library computer workstations to be used with the intent to intimidate, harass, or display hostility toward others (e.g. hate literature, pornography). Using library computers and the campus network for conducting commercial operations is prohibited. Manipulation of hardware and/or software beyond its intended purpose is also prohibited.
Library personnel have the right to determine the appropriateness of workstation use and can require a patron to relinquish use of a computer.