As of May 2005, all users are required to log on before using the Library’s computers. This provides a more secure, safe and reliable computing environment. Once logged in, all users must abide by Longwood and Greenwood Library's Computer and Internet Use policies.
Please do not leave library computers unattended, especially during high-demand computing periods.
If you leave a computer unattended for more than 15 minutes, we reserve the right to:
Leaving a computer unattended under your Longwood Login is a security risk. The Library is not responsible for your property/personal effects.
Approved November 2010
As a global network, the scope of information found on the Internet is wide and diverse. The Greenwood Library supports free and open access to all forms of information and does not attempt to filter or censor the use of any of these resources. In support of our users’ First Amendment right to freely seek and examine a broad range of opinions and ideas, the Library adheres to the following American Library Association (ALA) statements on access to information:
In addition to complying with the policies outlined in this document, the Library user also assumes certain responsibilities when using one of the Library’s computers:
Policies Governing Use of Equipment
Violations of This Policy
All users of University computing resources must comply with all federal, Virginia, and other applicable law; all generally applicable University rules and policies; and all applicable contracts and licenses. Examples of such laws, rules, policies, contracts, and licenses include the laws of libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, obscenity, and child pornography; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibit “hacking,” “cracking,” and similar activities; the University’s policy for Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources and Systems, the University’s judicial Code of Conduct standards; the University’s Sexual Harassment and racial discrimination policies; the University’s personnel policies; and all applicable software licenses. Users who engage in communications with persons in other states or countries or on other systems or networks should be aware that they may also be subject to the laws of those other states and countries and the rules and policies of other systems and networks. Users are responsible for ascertaining, understanding and complying with the laws, rules, policies, contracts and licenses applicable to their particular uses.
Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary action as prescribed in the University honor code, the student handbook and employee handbooks, in addition to possible cancelation of information technology resources and systems access privileges. Violations will be handled through the University disciplinary procedures applicable to the relevant user. Policy violations by University employees, including faculty, will be handled in accordance with the Longwood University personnel policies and rules for classified employees, the Faculty Handbook and other applicable administrative policies and procedures. The University may also refer suspected violations of applicable law to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Users of information technology systems and resources at Longwood University are subject to all applicable university, local, state and federal statutes. It should be understood that this policy does not preclude prosecution of criminal and civil cases under the laws and regulations of the Town of Farmville, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.
Approved August 2004
Updated July 2017
Updated October 2017
The Greenwood Library provides virtual reference services via multiple technologies. To access our virtual reference services, see the Ask a Librarian page.
Priority is given to Longwood students, faculty and staff for research questions. If you are not affiliated with Longwood, you may want to consult your local public library.
The Library does not keep a log of completed reference transactions in any format including instant messaging, e-mail, telephone or face-to-face. Portions of transactions may be retained and distributed within the Library for training purposes. In such cases we will take due care to remove any element of the transaction that might lead to the personal identification of the user.
Use of Licensed Resources
Only authorized users (Longwood students, faculty, and staff) may be given access to material from databases with restrictive licenses.
Scope of Service
The reference staff answers questions pertaining to research strategy and location of materials and services within the Library. The reference staff may not:
In order to make the virtual reference transaction satisfying for all parties concerned, users should observe the following guidelines:
The virtual reference staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who fails to observe these guidelines.
Approved January 2007
Updated August 2010