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Public Computers

Rod Library offers computers for public use in several configurations. The various configurations are an effort to meet the needs of as many students as possible . Use of library owned computers is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy for Library Public Computers.

Public Kiosks

The library has four kiosk computers, one on each floor.  On floors 1st, 3rd, and 4th the kiosk is located near the main stairwell.  On the main floor (2nd) the kiosk is located to the right of the Multi-Service Center desk.  The kiosks can further be identified by their yellow desktop background and a sign next to each one indicating it is a visitor kiosk.  The kiosks offer limited functionality.  Their intended use is to provide quick access to the library's catalog and provide a means for users to perform a self-service password reset.

First Floor

There are nine general use computers configured for individual use on the first floor.  Six are around the corner to the right after exiting the main stairwell.  The other three are near the main elevators by the center of the building.  There is 1 black and white printer located between those two sets of computers and is free to print to.  Three additional computers are located in the North East corner of the first floor, each of which is connected to a microfilm reader. 

Second Floor (main floor)

The second floor offers the widest variety of computers configurations of any floor.  This is do to the Learning Commons and Digital Media Hub being located on this floor.  The configurations and number of computers are as follows:

  • 8 collaborative workstations.  Each of these is located around a half circle table with 4 to 5 chairs and equipped with a computer and dual monitors that have a speaker attached.  They are all located relatively close to each other on the South half of the floor near the middle and towards the East side.
  • 21 individual workstations.  The bulk of which are grouped into three circles of six with each group being wrapped around a pillar.  One group is located in the Digital Media Hub, one is near the East entrance, and the other near the main elevators.  One of the remaining three is located in the Browsing room and the other two are next to the main set of elevators.
  • 8 dual use workstations.  Each of these is located at a rectangular table smaller than the half circle ones mentioned above.  This configuration is designed to allow a pair of individuals the ability to work together or provide a single individual more room to spread out if needed.  These workstations are located in the North West quarter of the building.
  • 3 iMac workstations in a group which is located in the Digital Media Hub.
  • 36 laptops which may be checked out from the Multi-Service Center desk.  The pool of laptops consists of 12 Macs and 24 PCs.
  • 23 lab computers.  Room 286 which is located in the North East corner of the main floor houses these 23 computers.  That number includes one instructor station.  When not being utilized for instruction this room is available to the public.  The room's schedule is noted on the whiteboard to the right upon entering the room.

There are 3 black and white printers located on the 2nd floor.  One is in the main Learning Commons area, another in the Digital Media Hub, and the 3rd is just North of the West entrance.  The color printer is also located on this floor and is directly across from the black and white printer in the Learning Commons.  Prints in black and white are free, color prints cost 50 cents per page and must be charged to your student or faculty\staff ID card.

Third Floor

Offers computers in the following configurations:

  • 18 individual workstations.  8 of which are located in the Youth Collection.  There are 3 located near the main stairwell and 2 tucked away in the South East corner of the stacks providing some solitude while working.  Special Collections houses one with another 4 being located just outside its doors.
  • 7 computers are located in Group Study rooms which can be reserved via the RodScheduler.  These computers all dual monitors.
  • 1 collaborative workstation located in the Youth Collection.  This computer utilizes a large screen TV instead of monitors.
  • 33 lab computers.  These computers are not available for walk-in use.  Please review the room use policy if you have need to use this room.

There is one copier\scanner\printer located near the main stairwell that serves all of third floor.  Black and white prints are free.

Fourth Floor

Offers computers in the following configurations:

  • 10 individual workstations.  8 are located in Fine and Performing Arts Collection.  The other two are near the kiosk by the main stairwell.
  • 10 workstations are located in Group Study Rooms which can be reserved via the RodScheduler.  These computers either have dual monitors or a large screen TV.  The RodScheduler provides specifics for the equipment in each room.
  • 1 collaborative workstation located in Fine and Performing Arts Collection.
  • 1 workstation is located in room 455 which is a listening\viewing room in Fine and Performing Arts Collection.

There is one copier\scanner\printer located the Fine and Performing Arts Collection..

Technology @ Rod

Assistive Technologies

Rod Library has a variety of technologies to allow our users with disabilities to access the world's knowledge.   Our Assistive Technology area on the second (main) floor.  This page provides a list of these resources.

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/assistive
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Audio-Visual Gear

Audio-visual equipment is located at the MultiService Center on the second floor and the Fine and Performing Arts Collection on the fourth floor.  Fine and Performing Arts has listening/viewing rooms available for checkout.  There are 3 rooms on the 1st floor available for reservation and use with Rod Scheduler.

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/audio-visual
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Collaborative Workstations

Eight collaborative work stations are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor.  These stations are equipped with the latest Office software, a multimedia package, and dual monitors to better facilitate group work. 

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/study-areas/collaborative-workstations
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Fax Service

There is a public Fax service for sending US and International Fax  located at the end of the MultiService Center counter.  Patrons can send a US fax for $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.  International fax can be sent for $3.95 for 1st page and $3.45 for each additional page. A credit or debit card is required for use.  Instructions for use are located on the Fax machine, however, if you have any additional questions contact the Access Services Staff.

 

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/fax
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Laptop Checkout

We have laptops for checkout, for use within the library.  Check this page to see if there's one available.

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/laptops
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Public Computers

Rod Library offers computers for public use in several configurations. The various configurations are an effort to meet the needs of as many students as possible . Use of library owned computers is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy for Library Public Computers.

Public Kiosks

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/computers
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Typewriter

Typewriters still exist!  And if you're in need of one, Rod Library's got you covered.

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/typewriter
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Wi-Fi Connectivity

Where can you use your own computer in the library?  This page ncludes information on Internet access for personal computers in the library.  Before using your wireless, you must register it with Information Technology Services on campus.

Learn More at ⇒ library.uni.edu/services/technology/wifi
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