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Computers, Laptops, and Internet Access
Standard Computer Software
About Library Computers and Laptops
Saving Your Documents
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.
Out of courtesy to other library users, please use headphones if you are viewing Web sites or using software that uses music or other sounds. At the Doyle Library, headphones can be checked out at the Periodicals Desk (second floor) or the Reserve Desk (fourth floor). At the Mahoney Library, headphones can be checked out at the Circulation Desk (first floor).
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.
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
All computer workstations in the libraries are connected to the Internet. The SRJC Libraries also offer wireless Internet access via the circulating laptops, or via your own own wireless laptop. 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. SRJC Libraries 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 may be borrowed from the Circulation Desks at both libraries.