The computer lab is located on the upper mezzanine of the library. Sometimes the lab is reserved for library instruction. Class times will always be posted on the front door of the library and next to the lab entrance.
In the lab, there are 12 computers running Windows 7 and one black and white printer. All computers support CD-R/RW’s, 3.5” floppies and USB flash drives for backing up your files. The library does not have discs for sale, but you can buy them at the FedEx Office store right across Terry Ave. in the Westlake Center. Please use the library’s Listening Center for music and video.
Important: Do not use lab computers for permanent file storage. The computers are networked, so files are public access and anyone in the lab can read or delete files. Files may also be periodically deleted by Information Technology staff. Use the lab computers for temporary file storage when editing, printing or when you want to attach files to an email. Emailing files to yourself is the best thing to do when you don’t have a disc or flash drive with you to save your work.
Connecting to the Internet
- Wireless Network Wireless Internet access for laptops is available. Access to the student network is PC and Mac compatible. You must register your laptop with the Information Technology office, Room 106, to gain access to the campus network.
- Ethernet Ethernet Internet plugs for laptops are available at study tables. You’ll need an Ethernet cable. The library has a limited number of cables available for check-out. You must register your laptop with the Information Technology office, Room 106, to gain access to the campus network.
- Lab computers are all connected to a shared printer in the lab.
- Laptops are different. You will not be able to print directly to the lab printer from your laptop, even when using wireless or Ethernet. Send your document to your email account, then go to one of the Cornish Student labs. Connect to your email account from one of the lab computers and print your document using the lab printer.