Graduate Theological Union

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.


  • 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.