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The University Libraries provide access to laptop and desktop computers, many of which are iMacs that run both Apple and Windows -- dual boot -- operating systems. OIT = Office of Information Technology

 

Norlin Library

 

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

Branch Libraries

 

  • Business Library
    OIT laptops for check-out
    OIT managed, IdentiKey-protected computers: 75
    Library Public Terminals, 1-hour time limit: 3
  • Earth Sciences & Map Library
    OIT managed, IdentiKey-protected computers: 10
    Scarpies: 4
    Library Public Terminals, 2-hour time limit: 5
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physics Library
    OIT managed, IdentiKey-protected computers: 20, 2 with scanners attached
    Scarpies: 2
    Library Public Terminals, 1-hour time limit: 2
  • Music Library
  • LIT managed, IdentiKey-protected computers: 10
    Library Public Terminals, 1-hour time limit: 2

Some study areas/rooms are equipped with various computer-related peripherals. See the online reservation modules for study room details.

Library Public Terminals are available for research purposes with access to the internet, the Libraries catalogs (Chinook Plus and Chinook Classic) and Libraries-subscribed databases only.

 

OIT lab computers, laptops and quick-use SCARPIEs are available to current CU Boulder students, faculty and staff and require the use of a campus Identikey.


OIT laptop computers are loaded with the OIT software suite and are available for a two-hour loan period to CU Boulder students. Separate power/chargers, are available for checkout as well. The laptops were paid for with Student Computing Initiative funds and the service is a joint project of Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the University Libraries.

 


An OIT Low Vision Workstation is available in Norlin Library's Research Services area. The OIT computer has the same adaptive applications as other OIT computers but boots by default to Win OS. People with disabilities have user preference. Identikey only.

 

OIT Lab computers have Dolphin's Supernova Access Suite and Easy Tutor software installed.

 

Norlin Library


2nd floor

  • Research Services area (Low Vision Station)
    about 20 feet in front of the Research Desk

Other services for patrons with disabilities

  1. Hardware: dual boot Mac (regular OIT workstation)
  2. O/S: the machine boots to Win OS by default because JAWs and MAGic are available on Win OS only.
  3. Adaptive software: JAWS (screen reader), Magic (screen enlarger)
  4. Application Software: standard OIT package
  5. Workstation: powered adjustable height station
  6. Audio Output: requires standard audio headset available at the Norlin Commons Desk
  7. Printing: any print release station in Research Services Area
  8. Support Contact: OIT

Low Vision Workstation
Low Vision Workstation, Research Floor, Norlin Library

Follow the instructions below to learn how to connect your own laptop or mobile device to CU wi-fi. All areas of all the University Libraries -- and most of the campus -- support wireless connectivity.

 

CU-Boulder's wireless service is called CU Boulder Wireless.

 

To access the wireless network on campus, you will need to know your CU login name and Identikey password.

 

Connect your:

 

Direct all wireless connectivity issues to OIT:

 

More wireless information:

 

CU Boulder Guest Wireless provides only general Internet use. Guests cannot access CU-Boulder resources that require on-campus connections, such as Library resources and other protected servers and services that are provided strictly for CU-Boulder affiliated students, faculty and staff members.

 

CU Boulder Guest Wireless allows campus guests quick and easy access to the Internet. Guests simply choose CU Boulder Guest Wireless SSID, open a web browser, agree to Terms and Conditions of Use, and are immediately able to browse the Internet.

 

Wi-Fi logo

Printing is available from the Libraries' computers, including laptops. Additionally, CU Boulder affiliates can set up printing from personal laptops.

 

Printing from a library computer

 

  • Full instructions
  • Print Release Stations are located in all the University Libraries

Printing from a mobile device

 

Printing from a personal laptop

 

  • Remote Printing (OIT)
  • OIT laptops are printer-ready
  • Non-Identikey users will not be able to print from personal laptops.

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Print Release Stations in Norlin (map of locations)

Scanners

Norlin Library

  • 1st floor: Norlin Commons (E114)
  • 1st floor: Near the East Lobby (E103)
  • 2nd floor: Research Services (E230)
  • 3rd floor: OIT PC Lab (M349)

Business Library

Engineering Library

Epson GT20000 scanner

Use the following to help with problems with Library computers, laptops, labs or with your personal computer:

 

Report an OIT computer problem

 

Help with my personal computer

 

OIT offers desktop support for laptops and desktops to all campus affiliates on a first-come, first-served basis at the walk-in centers.


More information about computers on campus

 

Use of computer and e-mail systems is governed by the rules of the State of Colorado, the University, the Boulder Campus and the University Libraries.

 

Legally, the University of Colorado electronic network is not an open forum, thus its use is limited. The systems and individual accounts must be used in a manner consistent with the instructional, research and administrative objectives of the University community. All activities inconsistent with these objectives are considered to be inappropriate and may jeopardize continued use of campus computing facilities and networks. If the person is not a member of the campus community, they will be warned they are violating campus policies and if they don't refrain, they will be excluded from the building by UCPD personnel. If they return, they are subject to arrest.

 

Policies and guidelines include:

 

Students using computers in a Norlin Instruction Lab
Norlin Commons Dual-boot Mac / PC computer kiosk (first floor)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get help with my personal computer?

  2. Can I install programs on these computers?

  3. What kind of removable storage device can I use?

  4. Can I register my personal laptop?

  5. My display is blank or says "No video input" (Windows) or "No computer signal" (Macs). Is something wrong?

  6. What are SCARPIEs?

  7. Where can I get more information about computers on campus?

 

 

How do I get help with my personal computer?

Can I install programs on these computers?

No, these computers are maintained by either the Libraries or OIT. They have mechanisms in place to limit your ability to install/modify software.

What kind of removable storage device can I use?

A flash or thumb drive (USB), CDs, DVDs.

Can I register my personal laptop?

University of Colorado Police and the Boulder Police Department offer a Laptop Computer Registration program that is quick, easy and free at one of four registration sites including the campus Telecommunications Center, 1045 18th Street, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

My display is blank or says "No video input" (Windows) or "No computer signal" (Macs). Is something wrong?

No — this just means your computer is either asleep or was shut down. If moving the mouse or hitting keys doesn't bring the screen back, look at the front of the computer and make sure it is powered-on (light in large button should be lit).

What are SCARPIEs?

SCARPIEs -- Stationary Computerized Apple Resource for Personal Internet and Email -- are designed to allow and limit students to quick use for checking e-mail and services via the Internet. They only have internet browsers with Acrobat document readers.

Where can I get more information about computers on campus?

Norlin 3rd Floor PC Computer Lab
Norlin PC Stat Lab (third floor)

 

 

  • Computers
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Wi-Fi
  • Print/Scan
  • Problems/Help
  • Policies/Rules
  • FAQ

Library Public Terminals -- with internet access to the Libraries catalogs (Chinook Plus and Chinook Classic) and Libraries-subscribed databases -- are available to everyone for research purposes. These computers have web browsers, Adobe Reader and Word Viewer -- no other applications are available.

 

Norlin Locations (click for map)

 

  • 2nd floor: Circulation
  • 2nd floor: Research & Instruction
  • 2nd floor: Science

Branch Libraries

 

  • Business Library
  • Earth Sciences & Map Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Music Library

There are no adaptive public computers in the libraries.

Other services for patrons with disabilities

Wi-Fi logoCU Boulder Guest Wireless provides only general Internet use. Guests cannot access CU-Boulder resources that require on-campus connections, such as Library resources and other protected servers and services that are provided strictly for CU-Boulder affiliated students, faculty and staff members.

 

CU Boulder Guest Wireless allows campus guests quick and easy access to the Internet. Guests simply choose CU Boulder Guest Wireless SSID, open a web browser, agree to Terms and Conditions of Use, and are immediately able to browse the Internet.

Printing is available from the Libraries Public Terminals.

 

Printing from a library public terminal

 

  • Full instructions
  • Print Release Stations are located in all the University Libraries

Printing from a personal laptop

 

Print Release Stations in Norlin (map of locations)

Scanners

 

  • Reserved for CU students, faculty and staff.

Use the following to help with problems with Library Public Terminals:

 

Report a problem

 

  • Computer problems:
    Contact a Reference Desk
  • Printer problems:
    Call 303-735-HELP or email help@colorado.edu

More information about computers on campus

 

Norlin Stacks: Library Information Kiosk

Use of computer and e-mail systems is governed by the rules of the State of Colorado, the University, the Boulder Campus and the University Libraries.

 

Legally, the University of Colorado electronic network is not an open forum, thus its use is limited. The systems and individual accounts must be used in a manner consistent with the instructional, research and administrative objectives of the University community. All activities inconsistent with these objectives are considered to be inappropriate and may jeopardize continued use of campus computing facilities and networks. If the person is not a member of the campus community, they will be warned they are violating campus policies and if they don't refrain, they will be excluded from the building by UCPD personnel. If they return, they are subject to arrest.

 

Policies and guidelines include:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I install programs on these computers?

  2. What kind of removable storage device can I use?

  3. My display is blank or says "No video input" (Windows) or "No computer signal" (Macs). Is something wrong?

  4. Where can I get more information about computers on campus?

 

 

Can I install programs on these computers?

No, these computers are maintained by either the Libraries or OIT. They have mechanisms in place to limit your ability to install/modify software.

What kind of removable storage device can I use?

A flash or thumb drive (USB), CDs, DVDs.

My display is blank or says "No video input" (Windows) or "No computer signal" (Macs). Is something wrong?

No — this just means your computer is either asleep or was shut down. If moving the mouse or hitting keys doesn't bring the screen back, look at the front of the computer and make sure it is powered-on (light in large button should be lit).

Where can I get more information about computers on campus?