Computers in the Library

Computer Labs and Word Processing: The Collaboratory computer workstations in the University Library include the same software found in other computer labs operated by the Office of Information Technology. These labs, offering e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and other applications, are located throughout campus and are available to currently registered students, faculty and staff.

Laptops:  Current CSU Stanislaus students may borrow a laptop from the Circulation Desk. Laptops check out for up to four hours (and must be returned at least 30 minutes before the Library closes).  Power cords and carrying cases are also available. 

Printing, downloading and e-mail: Printing, downloading and sending records and search results via e-mail is available for most databases, including the Library Catalog.  All Library PCs allow downloading to diskette or USB drive (also known as flash, key or USB flash drives).  Basic printing is ten cents per page and using funds from an OIT Print Accounts.

Adding Money to an OIT Print Account

Library Catalog lookup stations:   Work stations that search the Library Catalog only are available across from the Circulation desk as well as adjacent to the Library book stacks (on both the second and third floors).

Computer Facilities for Users with Special Needs: The Library attempts to work with students to accommodate special needs.  Workstations equipped with Assistive Technology are available by appointment. Please see a Reference Librarian if you have needs that go beyond existing equipment and/or software. 

Wireless Access: Wireless access is provided on the CSU Stanislaus campus (including within the University Library) by the Office of Information Technology.  Affiliated users should logon using their campus ID and password, while guest access is available upon submission of an email address. A brief guide on "How to connect to the wireless network" is available at the Reference Desk.

Remote Access:  From locations on campus, users will automatically be able to access Web-based Library resources.  CSU Stanislaus-affiliated users (currently registered students, faculty and staff members) can also take advantage of the Library's proxy service to be authenticated to access licensed (i.e. restricted) Library resources from locations away from campus.  No set-up or configuring of browsers is necessary: the proxy service will prompt you for input when you attempt to access a restricted resource.  For questions about access or assistance searching databases and other electronic resources, please contact the Library Reference Desk (telephone 667-3233).

For assistance using the Library's computers or with computer searching, please consult a Reference Librarian