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Guidelines for the Appropriate and
Responsible Use of Electronic Resources

Teaching & Learning Excellence Division is a collaborative system of library services, instructional technology, and instructional development whose aim is to support teaching and learning at Austin Community College by providing the excellent staff, resources, instruction and services needed by our community of users.

Access to the Internet enables Library Services to enhance its existing collections to include ideas, information and commentary from around the world. In accessing this wealth of information, individual users take responsibility for complying with ACC acceptable use documents, ACC Administrative Rules, and local, state and federal laws.

Library Services does not limit access to materials or protect users from materials they may find offensive. Library Services does not accept responsibility for the content of sites accessible through the Internet, nor is it responsible for content of sources accessed through secondary links. [ See Library Services Values Statement. ]


  • Library computing resources are available to current ACC students, faculty and staff.
  • These computers are to be used primarily for college-related projects by ACC students, faculty, and staff. Priority is given to course-related use and patrons may be asked to yield to others with those needs. The use of these resources for commercial activity is prohibited.
  • Internet-based resources and software applications may be used for lawful purposes only. Violation of local, state or federal laws, such as those regarding pornography, copyright, theft, vandalism, violation of personal privacy, and unauthorized access to computing resources, may result in arrest and/or prosecution.
  • All users agree to refrain from conduct which produces an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or study environment. Policies of the ACC Board of Trustees regarding sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment, as well as standards of conduct for ACC students, staff and faculty are specified in the ACC Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and Faculty Handbook. Violation of ACC Board policies may result in penalties under College regulations.