Information and Library Services encourages the Bates community to practice safe and respectful use of Bates computing and network resources. Please consult our Computer Use Policy for details on what is expected of our users, and what constitutes violations of this policy.

Equally important for safe personal, and college-wide computing, is the Virus Policy which discusses safe practices; and the responsibility of our users to protect personally owned computers connected to the Bates network. For additional virus information please examine the Viruses/Malware section of the ILS web site.

In the strongest possible terms the College reminds you of your responsibility to avoid downloading or sharing music, video or software files over the Internet unless you have received explicit permission from the copyright owner or have paid a fee to obtain the materials legally. Frequently Asked Questions on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing at Bates College.