Prince Sultan University PSU
Policy Management System
Computers and Internet Use Policy

Policy Code: LB005
Policy Title: Computers and Internet Use Policy
Owner: Central Library
Responsible Office/Department: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Approved by: University Council
Date Created: 02 February 2017
Recent Review: 27 September 2023
Effective date:


Users are allowed to utilize library computers and internet for activities like searching online database, OPAC and other educational purposes. Computers at Libraries are shared resources and needs of other waiting users are taken into consideration. Necessary software are installed on library computers so that students may use these for preparation of their assignments and projects.

Below are general guidelines for acceptable use of computers.

  • Use of internet and computers at Central Library is meant for academic purposes. Use of these computers for illegal and commercial purposes is forbidden.
  • An activity that breaches the network security is not allowed.
  • Users are expected to refrain from acts that obstruct the functioning of computers.
  • Computers can be reserved for class assignments by respective teacher. A formal application to the Directors of Libraries is sent in this regard.
  • Eatables are not allowed while using the computers at library.
  • By respecting other users’ needs, students are expected to leave the computers as and when finish his/her work.
  • Users are not allowed to install software on Library computers. Only authorized staff from ITC can do it.
  • Users should avoid copyrights violations while using internet on library computers.


The Central Library at PSU provides computers and internet access to its users to support their research and learning. The central library has developed this policy to ensure that these resources are used fairly and responsibly.


  • This policy shall ensure the fair use of computers available in the central libraries.
  • This shall confirm that users use these facilities for searching online databases, OPAC, and other educational purposes.

    Eatables: items that are used as food

    Research Database: a database that contains research material (research papers, standards, patents, ebooks, conference papers etc.), and is available online.

    OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue - an online portal designed for users to check the availability of library holdings.


    ITC and staff at the central library are responsible for implementing the policy and ensuring the provided resources are used only for teaching, learning, and research purposes.

    The policy will be published online for user’s access and obligations.


    Violation of policy guidelines may lead to verbal or written warning. Disciplinary action may be taken in a serious violation.