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Internet and Computer Use Policies

The faculty, students and staff of UCSF have priority access to Library workstations and Internet resources. The public has limited access, on a space-available basis, to computers in the Library building. The Library does not censor, monitor or control external information linked to from our web sites.

Public access computers

Members of the public and anyone who is not affiliated with UCSF must register for an account at the Service Desk by showing a business, school or government picture ID.

Once registered, the user may request a 2-hour PIN for the day, to be used in a single session at the Parnassus Library.

No PINs will be recorded or otherwise linked to a specific user account. We protect each user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received or resources consulted.

User responsibilities

Open access to Library resources is a privilege, and requires that our patrons act responsibly. Patrons must respect the rights of others, respect the integrity of our resources, and observe all applicable state and federal laws, university policy, and contractual obligations.

General disclaimer

While the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management has tried to provide accurate and timely information on Library resources, there may be inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors, for which we apologize. We reserve the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice.

Users of Library resources assume all responsibility and risk for the use of those resources. UCSF disclaims all warranties, representations and endorsements, express or implied, with regard to information accessed from or via Library resources, including but not limited to all express and implied warranties, including the warranty of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and freedom from computer virus. UCSF does not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information disclosed at or accessed through Library resources. In no event shall UCSF be liable for any direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any other damages of whatsoever kind resulting from whatever cause, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits, loss of data, or theft of or damage to laptop computers, whether in an action under theories of contract, negligence, or strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way in connection with the use or performance of the information on, or accessed through, Library resources. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties in certain situations, so the foregoing disclaimer may or may not apply to you, either in whole or in part.

Reference in Library resources to any products, services, processes, hypertext links, or other information, by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the University of California, San Francisco’s endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation.

Other university policies and guidelines