What are the Library’s hours?

The Library’s current hours are available on the Hours page.
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Does the Library have black and white printers? What about color printers? How much does it cost to print at the Library?

Yes, there is both black and white and color printing in the Library.

Black and White Printer locations:

  • Two b&w printers in the Reference Area on the main floor (PCs) 
  • Two b&w printers in the DMZ on the main floor (PCs and Macs) 

 Color Printer Locations:

  • Two large format* color printers in the DMZ on the main floor (PCs and Macs)
  • Three large format* color printers in the Reference Area on the main floor (PCs)
  • One large format* color printer in Lab 1004D (PCs)
  • One large format* color printer in Lab 1004C (PCs)
  • One large format* color printers in Lab 1004B (Macs)

*Note: “large format” color printers are able to print on 11 x 17 paper (Tabloid) as well as 8.5 x 11 (Letter) paper.

The following campus buildings also have color printing:

  • New Media Lab in Natural Sciences (NSS 1013)
  • Labs in the Visual Arts building
  • Design Technology Labs (Social Sciences)
  • Natural Sciences Planetarium Lab (NSS 1063)
  • CTS Printing Station in Social Sciences (SS 0025)
  • Humanities Mac Pro Lab (HUM 2034)
  • Humanities iMac Lab (HUM 1054)

There is also an EPSON Stylus Pro 9900 plotter printer and a 3D printer in the CTS Printing Lab (Social Science Building, Room 0025). The plotter prints large scale items, such as posters, in color and costs 600 print points per square foot.

Costs and Print Allocation

Each student receives a print allocation at the start of every semester.  All printing costs are automatically deducted from your print quota at the time of printing. Your balance appears as a box on the screen.

  • Printing in black and white costs 5 points per page for one-sided printing, and 2 point discount for double-sided printing.
  • Printing in color costs 35 points per page.
  • There are no additional charges for printing on tabloid paper rather than letter paper.

For more information about pricing and refunds, see the CTS Print Management page.

For detailed instructions on how to print in color, please see our Step-by-Step FAQ on how to print in color

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Can I print on campus?

Yes! There are both color and black & white printers located in the Library DMZ area and other computer labs. Each registered fully matriculated student receives a 2000 point print credit per semester.  At 5 points per B/W page, that’s 400 printed pages. There is an additional discount for duplex printing (both sides of the page.)  See a full description of the Print Management Policy.  CTS has built a new large-scale 3D printer for use by students.  The new 3D printer has a 12” x 16” x 12” build area, and there are a variety of colors of PLA filament available.  3D prints can be charged against your print allocation.  The 3D printer is located in the Helpdesk Service center (Social Sciences room 0025), and is adjacent to the 48” photo-quality Epson 9900 plotter – which is also available for student use.

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What software is on the computers (PC and Mac) in the Library?

The Library has both PCs and Macs for you to use. CTS provides a full list of software and hardware in the Library’s computer labs.

For a quick overview of the computer areas and their software, see the list below:

 

CTS Digital Media Zone (DMZ) - New Location is LIB 1015

Since its opening in 2007, the CTS DMZ has proven to be a popular destination for students. With comfy couches and a mix of high-end and basic media tools and equipment, the DMZ was an instant hit. The College has expanded the DMZ and moved it to the main floor of the Library in room 1015.

The DMZ has three new Mac Labs in 1015A, 1015B, and 1015C. Also included are 2 Audio Stations in 1015G and 1015H, DMZ Media Labs, black and white and color laser printers, and some scanners are available.

The DMZ labs are available for use when there is no classes or other events scheduled.

The DMZ Lab consists of:

Three Mac Labs - Three digital media labs (1015A, B, C) consist of 18, 18 and 15 computers, respectively. The machines in Lab B contain firewire for connecting peripherals such as hard drives or video cameras. Labs A and B have 3 60” TVs and Lab C has a digital projector. All three labs have Mac Pro teaching stations. DV Video cameras and other video cameras are available for checkout from CTS (basement of Social Sciences Building).

Lab 1015A Software

Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat Distiller
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Audacity
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
•Eclipse
•FaceTime
•FileZilla
•Final Cut Pro
•Firefox
•GarageBand
•Grab
•Grapher
 •​iBooks
•IDLE
•iMovie
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iPhoto
•iTunes
•J/Link
•jGRASP
•Keynote
•Komodo
•MakePDF
•Maps
•Mathematica
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Node.js
•Numbers
•Opera
•Pages
•Pass Viewer
•Perian
•Photos
•Processing
•Processing Command Line Tools
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player 10
•R
•Read&Write Gold
•Safari
•SAT4J
•Stata
•Stickies
•Sublime Text
•Sublime Text 2
•TextEdit
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•VLC media player
•Xcode Command Line Tools
 
 
Lab 1015B Software

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat Distiller
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Audacity
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
•Eclipse
•FaceTime
•FileZilla
•Final Cut Pro
•Firefox
•GarageBand
•Grab
•Grapher
 ​ • iBooks
•IDLE
•iMovie
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iPhoto
•iTunes
•J/Link
•jGRASP
•Keynote
•Komodo
•MakePDF
•Maps
•Mathematica
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Numbers
•Opera
•Pages
•Pass Viewer
•Perian
•Photos
•Processing
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player 10
•R
•Read&Write Gold
•Safari
•SAT4J
•Stata
•Stickies
•Sublime Text
•Sublime Text 2
•TextEdit
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•VLC media player
 
Lab 1015C Software

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat X Pro
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore CS6
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Flash Professional CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Media Encoder CS6
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Prelude CS6
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Audacity
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
•Eclipse
•FaceTime
 ​ • FileZilla
•Final Cut Pro
•Firefox
•GarageBand
•Grab
•iBooks
•IDLE
•iMovie
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iPhoto
•iTunes
•J/Link
•jGRASP
•Jing
•Keynote
•Komodo
•Mathematica
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Notes
•Numbers
•Opera
•Pages
•Photos
•Processing
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player 10
•R
•Read&Write Gold
•Safari
•SAT4J
•SpeedGrade
•Stata
•Sublime Text
•Sublime Text 2
•TextEdit
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•TinyTake
•VLC media player
•Xcode
 

Software available in the DMZ

15 Macs (Note: computers li1015-as00, as01, as02, and as03 have Max 7 software)

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Audacity
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
•Eclipse
•FaceTime
•FileZilla
•Final Cut Pro
•Firefox
 ​ • GarageBand
•iBooks
•IDLE
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iTunes
•J/Link
•jGRASP
•Komodo
•Mathematica
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Opera
•PowerChime
•Processing
•PyCharm
•Python
•QLab
•QuickTime Player 10
•R
•Read&Write Gold
•Safari
•SAT4J
•ShareBear
•Stata
•Sublime Text
•Sublime Text 2
•TextEdit
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•VLC media player
 
The Library first floor (1015) also contains 18 Dell 9030 All-in-One PCs.

DMZ PC (18 machines) Software

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat Elements
•Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
•Adobe After Effects CC
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Animate CC.1
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Core.0
•Adobe Media Encoder CC
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Photoshop Server CC
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Prelude CS6
 ​ • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe SpeedGrade
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Adobe SpeedGrade Child Process
•Arduino IDE
•ATLAS.ti
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•E-Prime 2.0
•FileZilla FTP Client
•Firefox
•Google Chrome
•IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0
•IntelliJ IDEA
•Internet Explorer
•JetBrains
•MATLAB
•Microsoft Office
•Paint
•PDFViewer
•PROCESSING
•PyCharm
•Python
•Read&Write
•SAT4J
•SketchUp Application
•Skype
•Sublime Text
•Word Converter
•WordPad
 
Digital Audio Suites - 2 Mac Pro stations (Labs 1015G and 1015H) with 30-Inch Monitors, Digidesign 003 Factory Control Interface, Power Conditioner, Studio Headphones, and Semi-Weighted 88 Key MIDI Keyboards.  “Audiophile” quality headphones are available for checkout from the Circulation Desk in the Library.  

Digial Audio Suite Software

​ • Absynth
•Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat X Pro
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Analysis Server
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore CS6
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Flash Professional CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Media Encoder CS6
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Prelude CS6
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•ARIA Player
•Audacity
•Avid Media Composer
•Avid MediaComposer Uninstaller
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
 ​ • Eclipse
•FaceTime
•FileZilla
•FilmScribe
•Final Cut Pro
•Finale 2011
•Firefox
•Flip Player
•Grab
•Grapher
•Guitar Rig
•iBooks
•IDLE
•iLok License Manager
•iMovie
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iTunes
•Keynote
•Kontakt
•Logic Pro X
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Numbers
•Opera
•Pages
•PowerChime
•Pro Tools
•Processing
•PyCharm
•Python
•Quartz Composer
•QuickTime Player 10
•Reaktor
•Safari
•SAT4J
•ShareBear
•Sibelius
•Sublime Text
•TextEdit
•TextWrangler
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•VLC media player
•WMV Player
 
Mac Media Lab- Library 1004b- LI1004b

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-2:00am
Friday- 8:00am-10:00pm
Saturday- 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday- 12:00pm-2:00am

Computers:

20 Mac Pro computers with 24” Apple Cinema displays

Printers:

One Xerox Color printer


Additional Equipment:

1 teaching station
1 projector
1 DVD player
1 interactive smartboard
5 Epson scanners

Library 1004b Software

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Application Manager
•Adobe Application Manager
•Adobe Application Updater
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.3
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe Scout
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•AirServer
•Atom
•Audacity
•Blender
•Burn
•Chrome
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Cyberduck
•Eclipse
•FaceTime
•FileZilla
•Final Cut Pro
•Firefox
• GarageBand
•Grab
 ​ •iBooks
•IDLE
•Image Capture
•Image Capture Extension
•Image Events
•ImageCaptureService
•iMovie
•IntelliJ IDEA
•iPhoto
•iTunes
•J/Link
•jGRASP
•Keynote
•Komodo
•Mathematica
•Microsoft Office
•Miro
•Mocha for After Effects
•Notes
•Numbers
•Opera
•Pages
•Photos
•Processing
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player 10
•R
•Read&Write Gold
•Safari
•SAT4J
•Solver
•Stata
•Sublime Text
•Sublime Text 2
•TextEdit
•The Unarchiver
•ThermalTrap
•VLC media player
 

The Library PC Computer Labs (Reference, 1004c, 1004d)

There are several computer labs in the Library. Library 1004C (30 PCs) and Library 1004D (40 PCs) are located on the main floor. The dividing wall between the two can be retracted to create one large room.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-2:00am
Friday 8:00am-10:00pm
Saturday-11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday- 12:00pm-2:00am

Computers:

1004C: 30 HP PC Computers
1004D: 40 Dell All-in-One PC Computers
Reference: 24 HP PC Computers

Printers:

1004C: 1 Xerox Color printer
1004D: 1 Xerox Color printer
Reference: 2 Xerox black/white and 3 Xerox color printers

Additional Equipment (1004c and 1004d):

1 teaching station
1 projector
1 interactive smartboard
1 DVD/VCR

Reference Computer Software

​ • Adobe Acrobat DC
•Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
•Adobe After Effects CC
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Animate CC.1
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Flash Professional CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe ImporterRED Server CC 2015.5
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Encoder CC
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Photoshop Server CC
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
 ​ • Adobe Prelude CS6
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe SpeedGrade
•Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
•Arduino IDE
•ATLAS.ti
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•E-Prime 2.0
•Firefox
•Google Chrome
•Gzip
•IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0
•IntelliJ IDEA
•Internet Explorer
•JAWS for Windows
•JetBrains
•Microsoft Office
•Notepad
•Paint
•Picture It!
•ProQuota
•PyCharm
•Python
•Read & Write Gold
•SAT4J
•SketchUp
•Skype
•Sublime Text
•Windows Media Player

1004c Lab Software

​ • 7-Zip
•Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
•Adobe After Effects CC
•Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Animate CC 2015
•Adobe Animate CC.1
•Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CC
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore
•Adobe Extension Manager CC
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Fuse
•Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe ImporterRED Server CC
•Adobe InCopy CC 2015
•Adobe InDesign CC 2015.4
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Encoder CC
•Adobe Muse CC 2015
•Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
•Adobe Photoshop Server CC
•Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
•Adobe Prelude CS6
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe SpeedGrade
 ​ • Arduino IDE
•ATLAS.ti
•ATMOSPHIR
•CINEMA 4D Lite
•Comic Life
•E-Prime 2.0
•Firefox
•Game Maker 8
•Google Earth
•IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0
•IntelliJ IDEA
•Internet Explorer
•JASP
•JAWS for Windows
•JetBrains
•JMARS
•Microsoft Office
•Notepad++
•Paint
•Picture It!
•PROCESSING
•ProQuota
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player
•Read & Write Gold
•SAT4J
•SCRATCH 2
•SketchUp Application
•Skype
•Stata
•Sublime Text
•TextPad
•Windows Media Player
•WWBProcessor
 
1004d Lab Software

​ • 7-Zip
•Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
•Adobe After Effects CS6
•Adobe Audition CS6
•Adobe Bridge CS6
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
•Adobe Encore
•Adobe Extension Manager CS6
•Adobe Fireworks CS6
•Adobe Illustrator CS6
•Adobe InDesign CS6
•Adobe Media Encoder CC
•Adobe Photo Downloader
•Adobe Photoshop CS6
•Adobe Prelude CS6
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
•Adobe Reader
•Adobe SpeedGrade
•Arduino IDE
•ATLAS.ti
•ATMOSPHIR
• AutoCAD
•Autodesk
•Comic Life
•E-Prime 2.0
•FileZilla
•Firefox
• Google Chrome
•Google Earth
 ​ •IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0
•ImageJ
•IntelliJ IDEA
•Internet Explorer
•JASP
•JAWS for Windows
•JetBrains
•LEGO Digital Designer
•Microsoft Office
•Notepad++
•Paint
•Picture It!
•PROCESSING
•ProQuota
•PyCharm
•Python
•QuickTime Player
•Read & Write Gold
•R
•SAT4J
•SCRATCH 2
•SHOEBOX
•SketchUp
•Skype
•Stata
•Sublime Text
•VIRTUALBOX
•Visual LISP
•Windows Media Player
 

 


 

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How do I make an article from a library database viewable for my off-campus students?

As a faculty member, you are encouraged to link directly to the Library’s subscription databases and online journals, just as you would link to any website or resource on the Internet, from within your Moodle course pages. This is a best practice for a number of reasons. 

  • Accessibility. Many databases offer text-to-speech options and provide stable, searchable, and accessible PDFs 
  • Ensures compliance with copyright
  • Builds research skills by familiarizing students with various databases and interfaces
  • Allows students to take advantage of value-added features such as citation generator, exporting to citation managers, and availability of various file formats.

In order to make resources from the Library’s subscription databases and online journals available to students who may be accessing Moodle from off-campus (remote user access), you must include the EZProxy prefix code in the item’s URL.

The EZProxy prefix code is: http://ezproxy.purchase.edu:2048/login?url=

This bit of code must be placed before the rest of the article’s URL in order to make it available from off-campus. This can be done by following a few simple steps:

  • locate the desired article in our online databases / journals
  • look for the document’s persistent or durable URL, within the context of the item, not in the browser address bar
  • When using ProQuest Direct, for example, click on “Copy Link” to copy the article’s durable URL and then add the EZProxy prefix code before the rest of the URL
  • Copy and paste the EZProxy code into the URL field when adding a new resource “link to a file or website” in Moodle
  • Copy and past the article’s URL so that it appears after the EZProxy code

Example:  http://ezproxy.purchase.edu:2048/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1625264641&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=10792&RQT=309&VName=PQD

To Display a link on the front page of your Moodle course:

  • Make sure that editing is turned on, click the ‘Turn editing on’ button on the upper right side
  • In the section where you want the file to show up, click on the Resources pull-down menu and select the ‘URL’ option
  • Enter into the Name field the text you want to use to describe the link on the front page of your course
  • You must enter a description of the link in the Description area
  • Under the “Content” heading, paste in the item’s External URL. Remember to include the EZProxy prefix code if the item is from the Library’s subscription resources
  • Click the ‘Save and return to course’ button

Remote users will be prompted for Database User Authentication and will login using their username (firstname.lastname - do not include @purchase.edu) and Purchase email password.

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How can I put materials on physical reserve at the Library for students to access?

Books, DVDs, Blu-rays. VHS tapes, CDs, and LPs can all be put on physical reserve at the Circulation Desk in the Library by placing requests through the Library Reserves block in Moodle.

Faculty must first add the Library Reserves block to the Moodle course(s) for which they plan to place library materials on physical reserve. 

Digital versions of articles and book chapters can be uploaded into your Moodle course using the File Picker

For policy details and complete directions on how to place library materials on physical reserve, see the Library Reserves guide.

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How do I pay a fine at the Library?

All Library fines are paid through Student Accounts.  Go to My Heliotrope for further information on paying your bill. The Library no longer accepts payments of any kind at the Library service desks.    

If you have any questions about fines, please speak to a Circulation Supervisor, either in person or by calling (914) 251-6401. 

If you have graduated or no longer have a current More Card, and need to pay an outstanding fine, contact Marsia Riley either by email marsia.riley@purchase.edu or phone (914) 251-6403.

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Who can borrow Library materials?

Purchase College students, faculty, and staff who present a valid Purchase College ID card may borrow library materials according to the loan periods specified below. Visitors with the following affiliations may borrow books and materials from the circulating collection (appropriate identification is required):

  • Friends of the Library
  • Manhattanville College students and faculty
  • Students and faculty from SUNY institutions
  • Faculty from WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) institutions

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Does the Library have a fax machine?

No, the Purchase College Library does not have a fax machine for public use.

There is a fax machine for public use in the campus Bookstore

Sending a fax within the United States costs $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page. Faxing documents to Canada and other countries is more expensive.

If the Bookstore is not open, you may want to try one of the following Internet fax services. (Please note, the Library does not endorse any particular fax service.)

Faxzero.com: Free. You get five free faxes per day, for faxes of three pages or less.  Cannot receive faxes.

Gotfreefax.com: Free. You get two faxes per day, for faxes of three pages or less. You can sign up for a free 30 day trial but must remember to unsubscribe or you will be charged a monthly fee.  Cannot receive faxes.

HelloFax.com: Free. You get up to 5 pages for free. After that, it’s 99 cents per fax for faxes up to 10 pages and 20 cents for every additional page. You can send international faxes. Cannot receive faxes unless you pay for a monthly plan.

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What is ILLiad?

The Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database (ILLiad) is the resource sharing management software used to process all interlibrary requests at Purchase College. The ILLiad system allows users to place requests, track requests, check due dates, request renewals, and view interlibrary borrowing history.

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Where is the TLTC located?

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center is located in the Purchase College Library, on the lower level.

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The TLTC is located in the Purchase College Library, on the lower level. Credit: Marie Sciangula

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Do I have to submit a paper copy of my Student Project to the Library?

No, you do not have to submit a paper copy of your Student Project (senior project, capstone paper, or master’s thesis) to the Library. All Student Project submissions to the Library must be done via Moodle. The Library does not require and will not accept paper copies of Student Projects.

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How do I access my Reader Dashboard in Moodle?

Readers on Student Projects (senior projects, capstone papers, and master’s theses) can manage project invitations and move quickly between student project spaces at their Reader Dashboard in Moodle. The direct link to the Reader Dashboard is: https://moodle.purchase.edu/moodle2/mod/seniorproject/spdashboard.php.

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I cannot print a document that my professor put in Moodle. What should I do?

Sometimes a professor will upload a document file to Moodle in “protected mode” or “protected view.” This makes it harder for unauthorized persons to edit and alter the document. Because editing is disabled, printing a “protected” Microsoft Word document requires an extra step.

To print a Microsoft Word document that is in “protected view,” you must download the file from Moodle and save it on your desktop before you will be able to “enable editing” and print the file.

Instructions (for Microsoft Word on a PC. Word for Mac should behave similarly)

1. In Moodle, click on the title of the document you want to download. A dialog box appears.

2. Click “Save.”  (Do NOT choose “Open,” or you will not be able to print the document.)

3. Choose to save the document to the desktop or a USB flash drive.

4. Wait until the document has finished downloading, then click “Open.”

5. Click “Enable Editing” in the beige-colored bar at the top of the MS Word document.

6. You should now be able to select “Print” from the File Menu or Windows Menu and print as you would any other Word document.

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How do I find a DVD, Blu-Ray, or VHS at the Library?

The DVDs are on the First Floor next to the Reference Area. The Academic Film Collection is to the right of the Reference Desk. The Popular Film Collection begins after the Academic Collection and Blu-Rays and wraps around on the shelves to the left of the Reference Desk. More information about finding films and video at the Library.

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Does the Library have headphones I can borrow? Are there viewing / listening rooms?

Yes, you can borrow headphones from the Circulation Desk.

The Library also have rooms where you can view films or listen to CDs and LPs. There are viewing/listening rooms in the Media Resource Center and listening stations with turntables in the Music Collection. Just ask at the Circulation Desk and they’ll set you up with a room and let you check out headphones.

You can also watch DVDs on any public computer with a DVD/CD drive, as long as you use headphones.

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Are there vending machines in the Library? Can I buy food in the Library?

Yes! Vending machines with snacks, cold beverages, and coffee are located in the 2012 Lounge. The 2012 Lounge is located near the Director’s Office and the restrooms, just around the corner from the Popular DVD Collection shelves. Please enjoy, but kindly clean up after yourself. We need your help keeping the Library clean so you and others can continue to enjoy this service. If you experience problems or errors with the vending machines, please contact the Circulation Desk. Refunds are issued by the More Card office.

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How do I view materials in Special Collections & Archives?

Please see the Special Collections & Archives page for more information.

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Does the Library have popular fiction? Where is the popular reading collection?

Yes, the Library has a popular reading collection! You can browse fiction, nonfiction, leisure reading, and bestsellers on the popular reading shelves located on the first floor, to the right of the Reference Desk when you’re coming down the steps from the Library entrance. Books in the Popular Collection are shelved alphabetically by author’s last name.

You can search for specific books in the popular collection online using the Library’s catalog. You can find graphic novels in the catalog as well or browse the graphic novel collection, located directly across from the popular reading shelves.

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Does the Library have graphic novels and comics? Where are they?

Yes, the Library has graphic novels and comic books. They are located on the main floor, just beyond the Reference Desk. For more information is available at the Graphic Novels collection page.

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Where can I find information on senior projects / capstone papers / master’s theses?

Please see the Student Projects guide which includes information about submitting senior projects, capstone papers, and master’s theses. It covers setup of the Moodle Student Project space, the research process, locating senior projects from past years, formatting the project, and final submission steps.

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How many computer labs are on campus?

CTS manages and operates 65 computer labs and 84​ smart classrooms on campus, and provides an extensive pool of media and computing equipment to support student and faculty academic activities and projects.  The labs are general purpose computer media labs (both Apple and Windows environments) and we have a wide variety of software available for use. There are also a large number of smaller discipline-specific labs throughout the campus. For more information, go to the Computer Labs page.

Library Digital Media Zone Library Digital Media Zone 

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Where can I save my work when using a lab computer?

Do not save your work to public lab computers!  It is recommended that you save work to your Home Directory or a USB drive.  You may also email your work to yourself.  You can register for a 20 GB Home Directory at: https://www.purchase.edu/filespace. Please remember to log off public lab computers when you are finished using them.

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