Community Use of UW Oshkosh Libraries Computing Facilities

Internet Access

All users of internet access in Polk Library must have a signed Internet Access Agreement on file.

All users must also be eligible for and receive a NEW ERA community card prior to obtaining Internet access. To be eligible for a NEW ERA community card users must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in Wisconsin
  • Present valid photo identification with current address

A community patron internet account will grant access to both the campus wireless network as well as select computers at Polk Library.

NEW ERA community users are limited to one hour of computer access per day using library computers and are limited to using only the computers designated as available to community users. Currently, 4 computers on the 2nd floor are available. Wireless usage is not limited by time.

Whether using your own computer or a library computer, all users must abide by the same policies. Community use of library computers & internet access is a privilege, not a right.

Usernames & passwords will expire in June and December of each calendar year. Accounts can be renewed after verification of contact information.

Printing is unavailable for community users.

There are no community computers available at the Fox Cities library.

A community patron may use the guest wireless network.

Printing is unavailable for community users.

Community users are limited to one hour of computer access per day using library computers and are limited to using only the computers designated as available to community users. Currently, one computer is available for community users. Wireless usage is not limited by time.

Whether using your own computer or a library computer, all users must abide by the same policies. Community use of library computers & internet access is a privilege, not a right.

Printing is unavailable for community users.

 

Code of Conduct

All users of internet access at UW Oshkosh must abide by all state and federal laws. In addition, all users must abide by UW Oshkosh’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Some key examples of prohibited conduct to be aware of from the Acceptable Use Policy:

  • Intentionally creating, displaying, printing or transmitting information which violates the University's sexual harassment policy.
  • Generation of excessive network traffic exceeding levels which create errors or performance problems for all users.
  • Use of computer accounts, access codes, or network identification numbers other than those assigned to you.
  • Setting up network servers or network services without the prior authorization of the network management staff.
  • Violating copyright laws and the University's licensing agreements with commercial vendors of information.

UW Oshkosh reserves the right to access, monitor, and/or appropriate an individual’s user account when there are urgent and compelling circumstances such as investigating University policy violations or illegal activities.

Violators of the UW Oshkosh Acceptable Use Policy and any state or federal laws, may lose computing privileges and may also be subject to prosecution by state and/or federal authorities under law.

 

Access to Library Resources

  • Your NEW ERA library card can also be used as a library card to check out materials. Community users are allowed to check out up to 20 books at one time. Videos, software & other media are not available for checkout but may be available to be used in-house.
  • You have access to almost all library databases when you bring your own device (laptop, tablet, etc...) on campus and signing into Titan Wifi Guest.  Titan Wifi Guest only requires a valid email to access it.
    • If you do not have a device, you can get Internet Access (see above) in the library for a short period of time each day.  Polk and Fond du lac Libraries provide community computers which have access to almost all library databases.
    • Off campus access to library databases is not available to community users.
  • Questions about this or any other library policies should be directed to the Library Director.