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Technology Policies

Library Technology End User Policy

Washington University Libraries’ Library Technology Services (LTS) provides computing resources for students, faculty, staff, and authorized visitors to all libraries on the Danforth campus except the Law Library and Brown School Library.

For questions about technology resources at the Law Library, Bernard Becker Medical Library, and Brown School Library, users should contact those libraries directly.

All University policies on Information Security and Computer Use are fully applicable and enforced in all uses of University Libraries-provided systems and software.

Access to Systems

Designated University Libraries systems and online research resources are limited to current members of the Washington University community and are accessed through authorized WUSTL Key accounts.

Printing and Copying

Printing and copying services in the University Libraries are solely available to members of the Washington University community.

Files and Storage

Files cannot be stored directly on University Libraries’ computers. All files, programs, and software not pre-installed on University Libraries’ computers will be erased by default. Users should save all of their work and files to an external storage device (e.g., USB flash drive) or a cloud storage account (e.g., OneDrive, Box).

Circumventing WashU policies to compromise the security of an account, system, devices, network, or WashU partner will not be tolerated. Users will adhere to the terms of all End User License Agreements and Terms of Service for the computing resources provided. In cases of misuse or threat to Washington University systems and networks, access may be revoked immediately.