The library offers a variety of software applications and hardware (computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and microform reader/printers).
Basic technical assistance for printers, scanners, and photocopiers is provided at the reference desk and the circulation desk. Basic technical assistance for widesly used software applications is provided at the reference desk. Referrals to the university’s technology Help Desk are made for specialized assistance in software and hardware.
More than three dozen software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, music and image management, web design, and presentation are available on each of more than fifty PCs distributed in the Learning Commons, and throughout the library.
In addition, the Olin Room (LIB002), the Classroom (LIB006), and a conference room (LIB203) are equipped with a PC, a videocassette/DVD player, and projection equipment.
Printing can be directed to any of the four available printers:
- Olin West Wall Printer (located in the magazines and journals area)
- Olin Research Printer (located in the Learning Commons)
- Olin Microfilm Area Printer (located among the bank of computers in front of the Circulation Desk)
- Olin 2nd Floor Printer (located on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairs).
All printer trays use 8.5×11 paper. Wireless printing is not available on campus.
The library has two scanners, one is located behind the Reference Desk, and the other is located in the Microform area. It is recommended that you use a portable storage device to save scanned images.
Two photocopiers, one for black & white copy, and another for either black & white or color copy, are located in recessed alcoves near the Circulation Desk. Black & white copies cost $0.10 each; color copies cost $0.35 each.
Two microform reader/printers are available in the microfilm area in front of the Circulation Desk.
Misc Equipment: headphones and tape players are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.