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Computers, Laptops, and Internet Access

Computers at the SRJC Libraries are provided to support education and learning at the College. This includes doing research for classwork, preparing and printing class assignments, using class Web pages and discussion forums, e-mailing instructors, and other related activities. Computer users are bound by the SRJC Acceptable Use Policy for Instructional Computers.

About Library Computers and Laptops

You are encouraged to e-mail documents to yourself or to use a USB storage device, such as a flash drive. If you can't use a flash drive on your home computer and you want to save your documents to a floppy disk instead, you may borrow a portable floppy drive from the Circulation Desk at each library.

Headphones

Out of courtesy to other library users, please use headphones if you are viewing Web sites or using software that uses music sound. At Doyle Library, headphones can be checked out at the Periodicals Desk or the Reserve Desk. At Mahoney Library, headphones can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Disability Workstations

Disability Workstation

Students should be trained by the SRJC Disability Resources Department to use this equipment and software. Once you have been trained, you will be issued an ID card to present to library staff. Students must provide their own headphones for disability workstations. The Disability Resources Department will tell you which kind to buy.

Laptops

Currently enrolled SRJC students and staff with current SRJC ID cards are eligible to check out laptops for a three-hour period that may be renewed if no one is waiting. Laptops have either two batteries (longer battery life during the loan period) or one battery and a CD/DVD drive. Usage is limited to inside the libraries. The overdue fine for laptops is $10/hour; the replacement fee is $2,500. The borrower is solely responsible for the laptop during check out period, including damage, loss or theft.

About Library Internet Access

Student at Computer Workstation All computer workstations in the libraries are connected to the Internet. The libraries also offer wireless Internet access via the circulating laptops. You may also be able to access the wireless via your own laptop or hand held device. Members of the public who have a Community User account may use computers on the second and fourth floors.

Using Your Own Wireless Laptop in the Libraries

You may access the Internet from your own wireless laptop inside both the Doyle and the Mahoney Libraries and outside, immediately surrounding the library buildings. To find out how, please read the set up instructions for Windows or Macintosh computers that are provided by the SRJC Information Technology Department, located here.

To use this service, you must know how to use your own laptop's wireless access and you must be able to read and follow the instructions provided by the Information Technology Department. Library staff will not be able to provide technical assistance with your computer.

If you are unable to configure your own laptop for use with the SRJC wireless system, you can always check out a laptop at the Circulation Desk. These laptops are already set up for in-house wireless access.

Calculators

Calculators may be borrowed from the Circulation Desks at both libraries.



SRJC Library Login FAQ

SRJC library users are required to sign in with a Santa Rosa Junior College ID and Personal Information Number (PIN) to access library resources. Users need to sign in at the beginning of every computer session and restart the computer when finished to protect account privacy.

Residents of Sonoma County, 18 years or older, who are not currently enrolled at SRJC, may apply for a Community User account which offers one-hour of library computer use daily. In order to obtain a Community User account, eligible patrons must present a current, valid form of government-issued photo identification that indicates residency in Sonoma County.

Following a request by Associated Students for improved access to library resources, the College has taken this step to ensure students have access to library materials and resources. Community access is being preserved, but on a limited basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access the computers in the libraries?
You are required to use your SID (Student Identification number) & your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to access the computers.  If you are currently enrolled or have enrolled in the past, or are SRJC Faculty/Staff, you already have a SID & PIN. Further questions ? Go to a public service desk and ask for assistance.

What if I am a currently enrolled SRJC student?
Login using your SID and PIN. 

What if I am not a currently enrolled SRJC student?
Please go to a public service desk for assistance. You will be granted limited access as a community user for one hour a day. 

How do I look up my SID & PIN?
Access the SRJC Web portals from the SRJC main page: www.santarosa.edu – follow the links of the left side of the screen to retrieve your SID & PIN.  If you do not have an email address or your email address currently on file is not correct, please contact the Admissions and Records Office at the Santa Rosa or Petaluma campus in person for assistance. Please bring photo ID.

What if I am not a currently enrolled SRJC student, but I have a Gold Card, or am Alumni member, or I am enrolled at SSU?
You may login to the computers just like any currently enrolled student. Please see a library staff member the first time you would like to use the computers for your access to be granted. 

What if I am a current SRJC employee, Faculty/Management/Classified/STNC/Student?
Login using your SID and PIN. If you aren’t sure you have one go to a public service desk for assistance.

My SID or PIN isn’t letting me logon to the computers.  What do I do?
Verify that you are typing in your information correctly.  Try to logon to the portal via www.santarosa.edu.  Still need help? Go to a public service desk for assistance.

I just reset my PIN on the portal, but I can’t login to the computers in the library. What should I do?
Go to a public service desk for further assistance.