The Ithaca College Library, in collaboration with Information Technology Services, has created a wireless network for use with laptops checked out through the Circulation Desk. This network allows you to access the Library's electronic resources and the Internet within the four floors of the Library. The Circulation Desk, located on the Main floor, has 20 Dell laptops that may be checked out by Ithaca College employees and students for a 6-hour loan period. Patrons agree to abide by this policy when checking out a laptop.
- Employees and students must adhere to the Ithaca College All College Computer and Network Use Policy.
- Patrons must present their Ithaca College ID card.
- The person who checked out the laptop is responsible for its return.
- Windows XP, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are installed on each laptop. Although users may temporarily install software on the laptops, the library can not guarantee that any particular program can be installed or will run properly due to the configuration of the laptops.
- Laptops are battery powered. The batteries have a 1 to 3 hour life depending on the applications being run. If you receive a "battery is low" message, immediately save your work to a flash drive or cloud service (e.g., Dropbox, Google Documents) or e-mail the file to yourself, and return the laptop to the Circulation Desk. If the battery runs out or the unit is shut down you will lose all data.
- Patrons should save their work using a flash drive or cloud service, or e-mail the saved file as an attachment before the laptop is returned. Flash drives may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
- Anything installed or saved to the hard drive will be erased when the laptop powers down.
- For maintenance and security purposes, laptops must be returned to the Circulation Desk at least 30 minutes before the library closes.
- ITS Quick Guides are available to assist users in getting started with supported applications and systems. For further assistance, patrons may call the ITS Help Desk at 274-1000.
- Users having trouble connecting to the network should try moving to another part of the library. Network problems are often localized. If you continue to have trouble, or have problems with non-functioning software, please report the problem at the Circulation Desk. If available, another laptop will be checked out in place of a non-working laptop.