Can I print from my personal laptop in the Library?
Printing from personal laptops is not available at this time, however, there are 3 quick print stations located on the main floor of the library; two to the right of the Circulation Desk and one to the left of the Research Help Desk.
Can I view ebrary content with my iPad, iPhone or iPod?
Yes, you can view ebrary ebook content on these devices as well as on Kindles and Nooks.
Please see the ebrary user guide
for ways to access ebrary content.
Does the library have a color printer?
Yes, the self-serve color printer is to the right of the Circulation Desk. It can print PDF, JPG or TIFF formats, as well as black and white, for 30 cents a copy. It also scans in black and white or color, at no charge. To print in color, follow these steps:
- Select "Media Print Text" from the Home menu
- Insert USB flash drive. If there are a lot of files, this process may take a few minutes.
- Select From List either a folder and/or a file.
- Press Save, put the correct coinage in the coin box and press the green copy button.
How do I connect to the wireless network on campus?
How do I create an Image Group in ARTstor and download the images to PowerPoint?
See the series of YouTube
tutorials created by ARTstor.
How do I use the Microform Reader/Viewer?
Here's a quick video tutorial
for the visual/audio people out there.
1. Insert microfilm roll on to left spool, film coming off from the top (for fiche, pull black handle and insert fiche under the glass).
2. Pull black handle and place microfilm under the glass Insert the end on the right take-up reel and turn a few revolutions
3. Double-click the uScan
icon on the desktop
4. Once the software initializes, click on the type of media you are using, e.g. 16mm, 35mm, Fiche
5. Advance or rewind the microfilm by clicking on the blue Advance
arrows – multiple clicks will speed up the process
6. Adjust the flip
by clicking on the corresponding icons
7. Once you locate the article or page you need, draw a box around it using the left mouse button
, then click the Preview
8. Once all of your pages have been selected using Preview
, click on the first page, hold down the Shift-Key
, and select the rest of the pages using the left mouse button
9. Now, click on the Save
icon and save to a flash drive, or Google Drive
10. Problems? Ask at either the Circulation or Research Help Desks
How many public computers are in the Library?
There are approximately 75 desktop PCs in the Library , 21 laptops and 2 iPads that can be borrowed for 6-hour use in the Library. Laptops can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. We also check out cords to connect laptops with power outlets. The desktop PCs are located in the following areas:
- on the 3rd floor - along the north (Lake) side
- in Room 319
- in the Multimedia Listening area
- clustered around the pillars on the Main (2nd) Floor
I can't access an E-reserve for my class.
All E-reserves are now accessed via Sakai.
Users log-in with their Netpass e-mail username and password.
Is color printing, large format printing, and laminating available on campus?
The Library has a color printer / copier, located to the right of the Circulation Desk. It prints PDF, JPG, and TIFF files - the charge is 30 cents per copy. If you need to print a Word or Powerpoint file, convert it to PDF first. The color printer is not networked, so please save your file to a flash drive and bring that to the printer.
General Administrative Services, in the Public Safety/General Services Building (open M-F 8am-4 pm) provides large format printing and laminating. You can bring your file on a CD or flash drive, or e-mail the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The files can also be printed while you wait. Charges for these services are listed on their web site.
Is it possible to place a "hold" on a reserve book or a laptop that is checked out?
If you need a reserve book or a laptop that is currently checked out, the Circulation Desk can send you a cell phone text message when the item becomes available. You may request this service at the Circulation Desk.
Is there a fax machine on campus that students can use?
There is a fax machine in the bookstore that accepts cash or ID Express. Alternately, you can scan documents at one of the public scanners or photocopiers on the main floor of the Library or in the Digital Media Lab and then send the document as an e-mail attachment.
What adaptive technology is available on campus?
The Office of Academic Support Services provides a varietty of specialty software programs and adaptive technology services are available for use by students registered with the Office of Academic Support Services and faculty. See the Office's website.
What software is available on the library PCs and laptops?
ITS maintains a list of software
, many of which are available on the Library's public computers.
Where can I find a calculator?
Most computers include a calculator application. On Windows machines you can find it under "All Programs -> Accessories -> Calculator." The calculator will look like a standard 4-function when it first appears, but you can use the "view" menu to change it to a scientific calculator. On a Mac, you can find the calculator in the "Applications" folder. The Mac calculator also offers a scientific option.
If you would rather use a hand held calculator, we have a few scientific and graphing calculators available for checkout at the circulation desk.
If you need a graphing calculator, there are a few web options. Wolfram Alpha
is a web application based on Mathematica software and offers graphing capabilities. GCalc
is a graphing calculator available on the web as a Java applet.
Where can visitors check their email while on campus?
See the ITS guide on services for guests. If you own a laptop or tablet, you may connect to ICAirnet unsecured, the College’s wireless network, which requires no authentication and allows visitors access to the Internet on personal devices. Information transmitted or received over ICAirnet is not encrypted and could be intercepted and viewed by other network users.
To connect to ICAirnet:
* Choose ICAirnet from the list of available wireless networks
* Enter an e-mail address
* Proceed unsecured
Why does the College not use 100% recycled paper for copying and printing?
At the present time, 30% recycled paper is the standard paper used on campus. General Services has had some experience with 100% recycled paper - they found that the increased amount of paper dust led to a high number of service calls and increased downtime for the printing/copying machines while they were being serviced. General Services continues to work with the supplier and expects to migrate to 50% recycled paper in the near future. As production technology improves, we expect that the issues with 100% recycled paper will be resolved and it will eventually become the College's standard paper.