FAQs - ACC Libary Guest/Visitor Computer Time Limits

Click on each of the questions below to get specific information about computer time limits.
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What is the computer time limit?
Answer:
The computer time limit is for each DAY at this Library. You are allowed 30 minutes. The computer will automatically log off after 30 minutes. If no one is waiting, you may extend your time at the computer for up to another 30 minutes by asking the reference librarian to log you on again. You may not exceed a total of 60 minutes per day. Note: Depending upon campus resources, events, and classroom activities, you may not be able to extend your time right away. You may have to return later. ACC Reference Librarians can provide you with a brochure that identifies additional computer resources surrounding ACC campuses for your use.

Why is there a computer time limit?

Answer:
Given the limited number of computers at all ACC libraries, we must limit computer activity to ensure equitable access for students, employees, and guests.

When does the time start and what if I want more time than the limit?
Answer:
Your time starts when the reference librarian logs you on to the computer. The computer is set to automatically log off after 30 minutes.
Answer:
Your computer time limit is for the entire day at this library. Come back tomorrow and your time starts over again.

What happens if I refuse to give up the workstation after the computer time limit?
Answer:
The policy will be enforced by Library staff. You are welcome to speak with Campus Police regarding our enforcement procedures. You may be required to leave the library.

Must I use ONLY 'guest/visitor' computers?
Answer:
Yes. You must use only those computers.

What if no one is waiting when my computer time limit is reached?
Answer:
Your computer time limit is for the entire day, even if no one is waiting.

When my computer time is up, do I have to leave the library?
Answer:
That is just the computer time limit for computer access in the library. You do not have to leave the library at that same time.

What if the Library has more than one 'guest/visitor' computer?
Answer:
The computer time limit is for your entire computer use within that Library for the entire day. It does not start over if you move to the other guest/visitor computer.

What if I decide to leave this Library and go to another ACC campus library?
Answer:
It is important that you understand that you will be asked to sign in all over again at the other library. After that — you may be allowed computer use again. The computer time limit clock starts over.