Electronic Services Access Policy

The computers in the library are primarily to be used by the the University of New Haven community for library research and study.  Each computer has the Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS and Internet connectivity to the campus network.  Some of the computers have MathLab installed.  Anyone using the library computers for other purposes may be asked to give up the workstation to someone waiting to do research, including researching government publications.  Library staff provide basic assistance with the word processing and other software programs such as MS Word, Excel and Blackboard that are available on library workstations.  However, our primary service focus is on assistance with academic and library research.  The computer labs at Echlin Hall, Buckman Hall, the Center for Learning Resources, and elsewhere on campus, provide more expert assistance with computer software.


Eligible Users
University of New Haven currently registered students, faculty and staff members have priority in using library computer workstations. You will need to log onto the computer with your University of New Haven e-mail account name and password.  You may be asked to show a current University of New Haven ID card. 

Alumni and other patrons 18 years of age and over may use the workstations to access CD-ROM and Federal Depository Library materials on the Internet. We also provide on-site users access to the databases provided by the State, through researchIT CT, a service of the Connecticut State Library.  Please ask the Librarian at the Information Desk for assistance in logging onto the computer.  Please be prepared to show a current picture ID card, such as a driver's license, valid school ID, or passport.  You will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet.  As long as a computer is not needed by a University of New Haven student, faculty, or staff member, alumni and other patrons will be accommodated.


Currently enrolled students of the University of New Haven will use their University of New Haven ID card to print in the Library.  They will need to swipe their University of New Haven ID card to release printouts at any one of the computers dedicated to the print management system called Pharos.  Problems with printing can be emailed to: and requests for refunds can be placed on the web Refund Request form.
After a set number of free prints, the charges are:
     Black & white prints cost $.08 per page for single sided or duplex (front and back). 
     Color prints cost $0.50 per page for single sided or duplex (front and back). 

All other patrons will be charged $.10 per page printed for black & white prints.  Printouts can be paid for and retrieved at the Circulation Desk.

We encourage downloading information onto CD-R discs or flash drives, or e-mailing results to your accounts.  CD-RWs are available at the Circulation Desk for  $1.00 each. 


Headphones to use with the computers are available at the Circulation Desk.  Students can charge-out a pair for use in the Library.  Headphones for purchase are available for $1.00 - $2.00 each. 


Computer Usage
All files are automatically deleted from the system and network hard drives of the library computers every night after closing. 

Computers automatically shut down 5 minutes prior to the Library's closing time. 

The Library reserves the right to impose time limitations on the use of Library computing resources. 

Because of the high demand for computers in the MKP Library, we ask all users who wish to leave for more than 15 minutes to log off the computers to make them available for others.  Any computer left logged on and vacant for more than 15 minutes may be rebooted.

Please do not leave personal belongings unattended at any time. 

The Library assumes no responsibility for damages arising from the use of its computer and network operations. 


University of New Haven Acceptable Computer and Network Usage Policy
Use of library computers is governed by the University’s policy on use of network resources.  The "University of New Haven Acceptable Computer and Network Usage Policy" is duplicated below.  Violations of any of the policies outlined on this page can result in loss of all University computing privileges.


University of New Haven Acceptable Computer and Network Usage Policy

This acceptable use policy governs the use of computers and networks on the University of New Haven campuses. As a user of these resources, you are responsible for reading and understanding this document. This document protects the consumers of computing resources, computing hardware and networks, and system administrators. This document is a license.  Use of any University of New Haven computing resource implies acceptance of the term of this license agreement.

The uses of the University of New Haven’s computer resources are provided for academic use.  Conduct which violates this policy includes, but is not limited to the activities in the following list:

  • Unauthorized use of a computer account.

  • Using the Campus Network to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems.

  • Connecting unauthorized peripherals to any University of New Haven computers.
  • Unauthorized attempts to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes. This includes creating and/or running programs that are designed to identify security loopholes and/or decrypt intentionally secure data.

  • Knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or networks.
  • Knowingly or carelessly running or installing software programs on any computer system or network, or giving to another user a program intended to damage or to place excessive load on a computer system or network. This includes, but is not limited to, programs known as computer viruses, Trojan Horses, and worms.

  • Deliberately wasting/overloading computing resources, such as printing too many copies of a document.

  • Violating terms of applicable software licensing agreements or copyright laws.

  • Violating copyright laws and their fair use provisions through inappropriate reproduction or dissemination of copyrighted text, images, etc.

  • Using university resources for commercial activity such as creating products or services for sale.

  • Using electronic mail to harass or threaten others. This includes sending repeated, unwanted e-mail to another user.

  • Initiating or propagating electronic chain letters.

  • Inappropriate mass mailing. This includes multiple mailings to newsgroups, mailing lists, or individuals, e.g. "spamming," "flooding," or "bombing."

  • Forging the identity of a user or machine in an electronic communication.

  • Transmitting or reproducing materials that are slanderous or defamatory in nature or that otherwise violate existing laws or university regulations.

  • Displaying obscene, lewd, sexually harassing images, hate speech or text that is not directly related to academic research or assignments in a public computer facility.

  • Attempting to monitor or tamper with another user's electronic communications, or reading, copying, changing, or deleting another user's files or software without the explicit agreement of the owner. 


 Any Questions?  Ask at the Information Desk, call us at 203-932-7189, or email us.

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