Computers & Printing/Scanning
Where can I print documents?
There will be printers in Blaustein, as well as in the two temporary computer labs, in Main Street East and the Knowlton Dining Room.
Where can I find open-access computer work stations?
There will be open access work stations in the following locations:
- Ten work stations will be located in the Blaustein lobby, near the library's temporary facilities in Ernst Common Room.
- Five stations will be located in the hallway leading to Ernst.
- Eight work stations will be located in the Faculty Lounge on the first floor of Blaustein (also the temporary home of the Blue Camel Café).
- Fourteen work stations will be located in the Greer Music Library, in the lower level of Cummings.
- There will be open-access workstations in the two temporary computer labs, which can be used when a class is not scheduled: 17 in the temporary Neff Lab (in Main Street East) and 21 in the temporary PC Classroom (in the Knowlton Dining Room).
Where will the computer labs be located?
The Neff Lab (located on the library's second floor) will relocate to Main Street East. The PC Classroom (in Shain's basement) will relocate to the Knowlton Dining Room. The third computer lab in Shain, the Davis Classroom, will simply be offline — it will not be relocated elsewhere.
I'm worried that my access to printers may be limited by the renovations. Will there be fewer printers in the library's temporary space in Blaustein than there normally are in Shain?
During the renovations, there will be the same number of printers on campus that there were prior to the start of construction. The difference will be that the printers will be dispersed in various spaces on campus. This will actually create the potential for the printers to be closer to where you are! So while the library's temporary quarters in Blaustein will have three printers — fewer than the six that are normally found in Shain — the rest of Shain's printers will be relocated to other spaces, including the temporary computer labs in Main Street East and the Knowlton Dining Room. We are still working out the specifics of some of these printer locations, but will communicate them in detail when the plans have been finalized.
And remember, from anywhere on campus, you can use the uniFLOW system to print documents on your choice of 20 multi-function devices that also copy and scan. For a list of these devices, visit the Printing Services page on CamelWeb and look for the document titled "Printing, Scanning & Copying on Canon Devices."
Which computer labs will have scanning services?
For casual scanning needs, you can use the Canon multi-function devices (printers/scanners/copiers) in Blaustein or in the computer labs in Main Street East or the Knowlton Dining Room. (To see the location of all multi-function devices, visit the Printing Services page on CamelWeb and look for the document titled "Printing, Scanning & Copying on Canon Devices."
For more complicated projects, you can utilize the Digital Scholarship & Curriculum Center, which will relocate to Cummings 212 (the former Visual Resources Library) for the renovation year.
Will the temporary spaces (e.g., Blaustein) have sufficient wifi or Ethernet coverage, and enough wall plugs?
Yes, Blaustein will be sufficiently equipped with Internet access and wall plugs for the number of work spaces available.
Which computer labs will I be able to schedule for classes or workshops?
Either of the two computer labs (Neff, in Main Street, or PC Classroom, in the Knowlton Dining Room) can be scheduled for classes.
How will I reserve one of the computer labs?
The process for reserving a lab will be the same as it was prior to the renovations: contact Kathy Gehring at 860-439-5225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Jessica McCullough at 860-439-2386 or email email@example.com, or Diane Creede at 860-439-5145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will staff do computer training?
Staff computer training will relocate to Room 330 in Cro during the renovations.
What about the video viewing areas? Where can I watch videotapes or DVDs?
To view either VHS videotapes or DVDs, you can utilize the viewing spaces located in the Language & Culture Center, which is just adjacent to the library's temporary quarters in Ernst. Also, to watch DVDs (with headphones, preferably) you can use any one of the computer workstations located in the Blaustein corridor or in the faculty lounge, which will be the temporary home of the Blue Camel Café.