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Shea Library provides information services to its library patrons, which include students, staff, and faculty of American International College as well as other area colleges under a cooperative arrangement and the Greater Springfield community.
Shea Library is an academic library with private access to its databases and online subscription services. Patron access to the catalog is provided through the Public Access Catalog (PAC) terminals. This computer policy is designed to support the academic mission of the college. For this reason, the availability of its resources for its faculty, students and staff is its fundamental priority. Because the public is welcome a separate Internet area has been created for their use.
The private use of the computers and/or Internet is considered confidential information and is not part of public records. All staff members of the library must support the policy of confidentiality. This policy is based on the American Library Association's Bill of Rights (www.ala.org).
The Internet supplies an abundance of information of information and while a great deal of it is professional and often educational, there is material that may be offensive to certain patrons, or that may be illegal. Library staff is not responsible for what is displayed on the Internet. The library does not assume responsibility for any Internet content, including information that may be illegal, offensive, inaccurate, or out of date.
Computer print-outs cost $0.05 per page after the first three pages. This includes prints from web pages, pictures, emails, and full-text articles. There is no charge for lists of citations or abstracts printed from databases. The printer is kept at the circulation desk. Patrons must be aware of the pages they are printing to avoid excess printing costs. Patrons must request their prints from a circulation worker.