Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) Use Policy

The DiSC lab may be used by current George Mason University students, staff, and faculty. DiSC Lab and laptop computers cannot be used for analyzing confidential or sensitive data.

All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to the Responsible Use of Computing Policy, Statement on Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources of University Libraries, related computing policies, the Data Stewardship Policy, as well as other applicable University policies.

The George Mason University Library Resources and Facilities Use Policy stipulates:

  • Library patrons must not engage in disruptive activity or other behavior that interferes with the normal use and operation of the Libraries; University Police may be called in such instances. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment.
  • Library patrons must not maliciously access, alter, damage, or destroy any library computer, furniture, equipment, or materials.
  • Library patrons are expected to respect and care for all library materials, equipment, and property and may not remove such items from any library without proper checkout or authorization.
  • Library patrons must respect a staff member’s request to relinquish a library computer or other library equipment for use by another patron.
  • Library patrons must comply with the Libraries’ policies (found at service desks) regarding viewing of online sexually explicit materials.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent, tutor, youth program coordinator, or other responsible adult while in a Mason library. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis for children under the age of 16 who are directly engaged in research or educational activities and need to use the Libraries’ resources. Children should be prepared to show proof of age upon request.
  • Library patrons are responsible for their personal property at all times, and should never leave personal property unattended (see the Lost Items Policy). The University Libraries is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.
  • Cell phones and video chat should be used only in areas where conversations do not disturb others. Cell phone ringers must be silenced in all study areas.

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