Graduate Theological Union

Technology

Internet Stations

The Internet enables the GTU Library to expand its access to research and educational resources worldwide for the benefit of the students, faculty, and staff of the Graduate Theological Union. Five workstations are available in the library for general use. Additional stations provide access to research databases and library catalogs.

Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy

The priority for use of Internet workstations is research in religion and theology, and work on class-related assignments. Users of the Internet workstations in the library are expected to follow the guidelines given below.

Please note:

  • Internet access requires a library card. Please see the Circulation Desk for more information.
  • Web pages and PDF files can be viewed and printed. The printing charge is 5 cents per page. Please pay at the Circulation Desk.
  • The workstations will be logged off ten minutes before closing.

Downloading, Saving Files, Personal Files, Email Attachments; Plug-ins

  • Computers will not produce sound or play movies.
  • Word processing software is not installed on workstations. Spreadsheet software is also not installed. Because of this, most email attachments cannot be opened.
  • Downloading is not permitted.
  • Do not install software plug-ins.
  • Personal files may not be uploaded onto the computer.

Appropriate Use

  • Game playing is not allowed when people are waiting to use the stations.
  • Display of sexually explicit graphics is prohibited.
  • Violating any local, state, or federal statute is prohibited.
  • Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected materials is prohibited.
  • Interfering with or disrupting other services or equipment is prohibited.

Security

  • Deliberate altering of any files or modifying the configuration of any PC or peripheral is considered a violation of computer system security and will result in the loss of library computer privileges, with possible legal ramifications.
  • Violating computer system or network integrity, including attempts to bypass network security, obtain passwords, or the unauthorized use of passwords will result in the loss of library computer privileges, with possible legal ramifications.
  • Destruction or damage of equipment due to willful misuse will result in legal action.
  • Willful removal of any part of the PC will be considered theft and will result in legal action.

Users who do not leave the workstation when requested to do so by staff will be asked to leave the library.
The Library reserves the right to terminate the Internet access privileges and/or library use privileges of any person abusing the above guidelines.

Wireless Internet

You may connect to the wireless network if you are affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union, including students, faculty and staff of GTU member schools.

How do I connect? Visit the help desk with your device and GTU ID. The help desk is located under the PSR chapel. They will set up your device to connect. They are available during daytime, weekday hours.

How do I contact GTU tech support? Visit the help desk (under the PSR chapel), or email techsupport@psr.edu

I have a comment or complaint about the wireless internet. Please fill out our wireless comment/complaint form.

Audio-Visual Room

The library includes technology for faculty and staff use, as well as the standard library tools for all-patron use. Patrons who wish to use the digital workstation must contact the Online Learning Coordinator, and those who wish to use the other A-V equipment must visit the Circulation Desk.

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Teaching Lab

The Teaching Lab is a special teaching facility that provides hands-on access to online resources under the guidance of a teacher. Examples of uses include instruction in the use of resources used for teaching and research, including library research;instruction in the use of computer applications used for administrative functions and presentations at the GTU; and classroom instruction and class presentations.

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Copying and Printing

The Library has three photocopiers, two microform readers, and other audio/visual equipment for patron use.

Three photocopiers are available for use in the library. All machines accept cash and copy cards, which can only be purchased at the vending machine on Level 2. The card is reusable and additional funds may be added to the card. The card itself costs $1; additional funds must be added beyond that initial $1 in order to pay for copies. Patrons are responsible for their cards and any "bad copies" they make.

Please report any photocopier problems to the Circulation Desk.

Microform readers are in the Microform Area on Level 1. One of the machines only has a printer, while the other can either print or scan to a computer (you must have a USB drive with you).

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