Computers in the Library

The Barber Library has over 50 computers, including standard PCs for academic research and production, 3 of which have scanners attached; 6 Express Stations for quick access to library resources, email, and printing; and 1 iMac with advanced multimedia software. The majority of these computers are located in the Information Commons on the main floor. Several of our group study rooms are equipped with PCs. The Library also has an easy-to-use, self-service scanning station where you can scan items and email, print, or save them directly from the scanning station. All computers and scanners in the Library print to a standard campus print station, also located in the Library. Please read the Acceptable Use Policy that applies to all Library computers.

In addition to the computers within the Library, there is also a Drop-in Computer Lab in Room 118 on the main floor, where you can find specialized software you might need for a class.

You can also check out a laptop for use within the Library.

Software Available on Library Computers

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Oregon Topographic Maps: Terrain Navigator Network 8.5.1

Internet access for laptops

Wireless

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. COCC and OSU-Cascades students and other registered users can log into the Campus Wireless network. Visitors can use the open community network without log-in credentials. For more information please refer to the Wireless Network page provided by COCC's IT department. Wireless printing is available, too, using the standard campus print stations (see "Printing," below).

Ethernet

The library also has a limited number of Ethernet ports available for accessing the Internet using laptops (ask at the reference desk for the location of these ports).

Printing

All campus printing is managed by the Computer Labs. Prints are paid for with a student ID or print card. There is a vending machine in the Library where you can purchase a print card or add money to a student ID card.

The Library is not responsible for printing errors or malfunctions and will not refund printing money for any reason. Use print preview before printing! Any problems may be reported in the Computer Lab (Library Room 118).

Double-sided printing is available.

Cost

  • Black and White: .05/page
  • Color: .15/page

Visitors and Community Patrons

Visitors and community patrons wishing to use a computer in the Library can request a temporary account or obtain a community card. More information about these options can be found on our Visitors and Community Patrons page.