Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
The electronic resources at Marquette's Libraries provide access to local, national, and international
sources of information including periodical indexes, online catalogs, full text databases and the
Internet. The Marquette University Libraries share the American Library Association's commitment to
providing an atmosphere that promotes research and intellectual freedom, encourages access to knowledge,
challenges censorship, and allows sharing of information. The Libraries also support the mission of
Marquette University, a Catholic, Jesuit, urban university dedicated to pursuing truth, discovering and
transmitting knowledge, promoting a life of faith and developing leadership expressed in service to others.
Its educational mission reflects a commitment to intellectual rigor, social justice and an active engagement
of contemporary issues.
The Internet is one of the resources available from Marquette's Libraries. It is a global electronic
network with a highly diverse user population. The Marquette University Libraries do not routinely
monitor and have no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held
responsible for its content. Comments on the contents of any home page should be directed to the appropriate
page authors Internet users should bear in mind:
There are materials and other information resources that users may find controversial, inappropriate
Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users need to be
good information consumers, questioning the validity of the information found.
Access to all information resources, including the online resources at Marquette University Libraries is a
privilege and must be treated as such by all users of the system to protect the rights of the
community. Use of these resources, including computing equipment and software, must be in a manner
consistent with pertinent University and library policies, procedures, and codes of conduct, in addition to
applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The unauthorized reading, copying, altering, or
destroying of files, configurations, software or hardware to which the user has not been given authorized
access; the intentional or negligent altering or destroying of files, configurations, software or hardware
provided by the University; or actions which interfere with computer or network access by others are
serious abuse of the system that may result in sanctions.
Marquette University Libraries provide computer equipment and network/Internet access to support the
research needs of its students and employees. Registered guests are welcome to use the computer
equipment in public areas but are required to yield access to Marquette users when the library is
busy. Use of the library's electronic resources by registered guests is a privilege extended by the
library and can be revoked.
Priority Given To Academic Use
The main purpose of the computer equipment in the Libraries is to support the research, learning and
teaching activities of the Marquette community. Use of this equipment for personal and leisure
activities (such as game playing, chat rooms, e-mail, and leisure-related web sites) is allowed only when
the equipment is not needed for academic purposes. Users engaged in personal or recreational use of
the equipment must yield access if the equipment is needed for academic purposes.
The display of some sexually-explicit material on library workstations where others can see it may be
construed as creating a hostile environment, a form of sexual harassment prohibited by law. Marquette
students and employees are protected from sexual harassment by law. If a library employee witnesses
such displays, or if a complaint is registered, users will be asked to discontinue displaying material of