Computers in the Library

Computers in the Library


Over 150 public computers are now available in the Mearns Centre for Learning, as well as 46 laptops available for loan at the front Loan Desk and at Music & Media Services. There are two locations for technical help in the library: The Library Help desk and the Computer Help desk. From the Library Homepage, choose Using the Libraries and select “computers in the library” to learn more. This page has lists of all the software available on the various computers, links to the UVic Systems Tutorials on programs, and information about the Adaptive Technology Rooms for students with print-based and learning disabilities. The Learning Commons Assistants, or LCAs at the Library Help Desk can help you with things like saving files, printing, photocopying, and scanning. Make sure to save your work regularly, and when you download documents, be sure to click “save as” and save them directly to the desktop. This will help ensure you don’t lose your document. Just coming in to print something off? There are computers reserved for quick print jobs. Save documents to the desktop before printing to ensure they print smoothly. The Primary print station is right on the main floor, near the Library Help desk, but it’s often quite busy. Skip the line by using the print station further to the back of the Learning Commons, towards the SUB building, Or the one at the bottom of the stairs of the lower level, on your way to the washrooms. For print costs, recharge your Papercut account at the front Loan Desk, or the Music and Media Desk. All print jobs are defaulted to be black and white, and double sided. Ask about wireless printing from personal laptops. The scanners are located on the main floor near the Music and Media Desk, Or on the lower level by Microforms. For all your Library computing needs, visit the Library Help Desk! For computer-specific questions, such as how to install programs, remove viruses, or repair damaged hardware, visit the Computer Help desk, which is part of the UVic Systems Help Centre. Check out their website for program tutorials and more information. Looking for technical help with things like the cameras and programs I use to make these videos? Head to Music and Media.

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