Birzeit University Library Internet Policy
The Internet, as an information resource, enables the Library to provide access to a vast array of information, ideas, commentary, and research tools beyond the confines of its own collection.
The Library believes that the Internet's vast resources should be broadly available. All users of electronic information resources such as the Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which the Library provides access, and subject to the following guidelines.

  • The Library does not vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of information obtained through the Internet. Accuracy of information is the responsibility of the originator or producer, and assessing accuracy and timeliness of information is the responsibility of the user.
  • Internet resources may contain material of a controversial nature. Selection policies governing the Library's purchase of materials are not applicable to material accessed electronically via the Internet. The Library does not endorse any viewpoints represented on the Internet, but does not attempt to control access to or content of materials, and can not protect users from offensive information.
  • Library system menus may identify specific resources and starting points for research. However, the Library can not control access points, which can change rapidly and unpredictably.
  • The Library reserves the right to impose time limitations on the use of Library computers.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its computer and network facilities, or from connection to Internet services.
Guidelines For Access And Use:

It is unacceptable to use the Library's computer system and Internet resources for any of the following:
  • For any purposes which violate any Library or University policies or violates any local or International laws.
  • Downloading or printing files and other resources obtained via the Internet in violation of applicable copyright laws and licensing agreements.
  • Downloading text files, software, executable files, databases, and similar "live" technology to Library computer or network disk drives. The Library reserves the right to regularly delete files from computer and network disk drives.
  • Destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library.
  • Disruption of or interference with network services. This includes, but is not limited to: propagation of computer viruses; excessive overuse of connect time or printing resources; attempting to add, modify, or remove system software or other system elements; attempting to evade system security measures or network access rights; distribution of unsolicited advertising; harassment, libeling, or slandering of others.
  • Users may not use the Library computers to send or receive e-mail or to attend chat sessions.
  • Disruption of or interference with other Library computer users. This includes, but is not limited to: harassment of others.
  • Users may not display text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as offensive.
  • Use of Library system resources to falsely represent yourself or the Library, or for personal financial or commercial gains.
Violations Of The Guidelines:
  • Users violating these guidelines will be advised of the Library's guidelines for use and asked to comply.
  • The Library reserves the right to punish users who repeat a violation of these guidelines after a previous warning by:
    1. Preliminary warning.
    2. Terminating network connections.
    3. Prohibiting from future access to or use of the Library’s online services.
    4. Revoking all Library privileges.

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