Computer Laboratory – Conditions of Use


The laboratory is administered by the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is open for CUHK staff & students ONLY. Except those authorized by ITSC, no other persons are allowed to enter the laboratory.

Access to ITSC Computer Laboratory

  1. A valid CU staff or student identity card, CU Link, is required to enter the laboratory.
  2. Users must carry their CU staff or student identity cards and present it to ITSC staff when requested. Anyone who fails or refuses to provide proof for his or her identity will be requested to leave the laboratory immediately. Those who refuse to leave will be handled by the Security Unit of the University or the Police.
  3. Users are automatically abided by the policies and guidelines as specified in Computer Network – Policies and Guidelines on Access and Usage.
  4. Users are not allowed to bring in food or beverages into the laboratory. Eating and drinking are NOT allowed. And smoking is prohibited.
  5. To avoid disturbance, ITSC reserves the right to refuse any carriage of luggage at the laboratory.
  6. Wet umbrellas must be stored at the designated umbrella racks near the laboratory entrance, unless wrapped with plastic bags.

Use of Facilities

  1. General
    1. Users should not move any facilities or furniture housed in the laboratory without ITSC authorization.
    2. Reserving or occupying communal spaces and facilities with unattended personal belongings is NOT allowed.
    3. ITSC takes no responsibility for the security of personal belongings. Users should always take care of their possessions.
    4. ITSC can remove any personal items left unattended for more than 30 minutes while
      1. Valuables will be sent to the Security Office immediately
      2. Non-valuables left unclaimed will be disposed weekly.
      3. Food and drinks will be discarded instantly
    5. Users are responsible for the care and use of the laboratory facilities. Users may be liable to bear the cost of repairing any damage to the facilities caused by negligence or failure to adhere to the proper operating procedures.
  2. Computers and Printing Facilities
    1. Users should use a valid staff and student computing accounts to log into the laboratory computers.
    2. Users should not copy any copyrighted software/product that is protected by The Copyright Ordinance.
    3. Users should not install any software in the computers without ITSC authorization.
    4. Users should not attach any hardware or device to the equipment provided without ITSC authorization.
    5. Users should not log in more than one computers concurrently.
    6. Users should not leave computers idle. ITSC is not responsible for any data loss caused.
  3. Group Study, Discussion and Training Rooms
    1. All the training rooms can be reserved for instructional purposes. Corresponding booking schedule is posted at the entrance of the room and can be read on-line on the ITSC homepage. ITSC has the right to close the room without notice in order to accommodate instructional needs.

Consideration of Others

  1. Users should not use computers to create sounds or music that may disturb other users in the laboratory.
  2. Users should work quietly. Yelling, shouting, group discussions and social gatherings are not allowed in the laboratory. Group discussions should be held in ITSC Discussion Rooms or other assigned areas.
  3. Users should clean up their working areas when leaving.
  4. Users should not play computer games in the laboratory.
  5. Users should not post in the laboratory without ITSC authorization.

The Conditions of Use apply to the following computer laboratories:
The User Areas including all training rooms (1/F., Pi Chiu Building and 6/F, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building, Learning Commons).

Users who violate the above rules will lose the rights to use ITSC facilities. Serious or repeated offenses will result in total loss of usage of ITSC facilities. The case may also be referred to the Dean of the student’s college, Graduate School, or the appropriate University authority for further action.


User Support Services
Information Technology Services Centre
Version 4, May 2018