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.
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.
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.
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.
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..