Library Computer Lab Policy

The Library's Computer Lab was made possible with funding from the Rockhurst University Library Guild. The Computer Lab is intended to be used by library staff to promote the information literacy of Rockhurst University students, faculty and staff from all departments. Community users of the library do not have access to the computer network at Rockhurst University so they do not have access to the Computer Lab.

Policy on Use

This computer lab will be used for information literacy instruction in conjunction with academic courses for Rockhurst University students, faculty and staff.

Classes taught by faculty of other departments will not be scheduled in this computer lab.

When not in use for instructional purposes, the computer lab may be used as an open computer lab for Rockhurst students, faculty or staff.

Valid users must vacate the computer lab prior to the beginning of a class as instructed by a librarian.

The computer lab cannot be reserved for group study or instructional purposes by non-library personnel.

Requests to use the computer lab by groups other than those affiliated with Rockhurst University will be considered by the Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian and the Director of the Library. These requests will usually not receive priority during the regular academic year due to heavy use of the computer lab by Rockhurst students, faculty and staff.


Signs will be posted on the library front doors and other access points throughout the building to notify users of when the computer lab will be closed for instructional purposes. When the computer lab is closed Rockhurst University students, faculty and staff may checkout a laptop computer from the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library to use in-house or use a computer lab in other campus buildings such as Conway, Science Center, Sedgwick or Van Ackeren.

General Instructions

The computers may not be reconfigured under any circumstances by non-authorized persons. No addition or deletion of software, settings changes or alterations of the equipment is permitted.

Beverages with secure lids are permitted, but should be kept safely away from the computer equipment.