UCB Libraries


Computing Support

Please familiarize yourself with the campus computer use policies:

Acceptable Use of CU Boulder’s IT Resources

IT security training is mandatory for all University of Colorado employees. If it's been a while since you've taken it, it's a good thing to do again:

Security Training



  • Remote Desktop
  • Email
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Printing
  • Viruses

Remote Desktop: work from another campus location or home

Instructions and information about using Remote Desktop to work from another location on campus, or as required by FlexPlace participation agreement to work from home, can be found on the IT Core Competencies Sharepoint site at:


How to Log In to the Libraries Sharepoint Site

Use Internet Explorer to access the site.  If you are prompted for a login and password, use your Windows login, with “ad\” in front of the user name as in the figure below:


Authentication Required


Recommended Login to SharePoint Using INTERNET EXPLORER

Libraries Computer Use Policy

The University Libraries Computer and Electronic Resources Use Policy can also be found on the Sharepoint site.

Hoaxes and Urban Legends

Stop! Before you forward the latest dire warning or chain letter, check these sites to confirm that it's not a hoax or Urban Legend.


Want to check if that message you got from your bank (your credit union, eBay, that guy in Nigeria) is for real or a scam? Follow this link for a list of current and archived scams. If it will make you feel better, they will also let you file a report, even if they already have the scam listed.
Millersmiles.co.uk (http://www.millersmiles.co.uk/)

We have received reports of a new phish scam targeting the Elevations Credit Union. As is common in phish emails, this new scam requests the recipient to submit personal account information into a fake website.
Elevations Credit Union Security (http://www.elevationscu.com/security/)

At least two scam e-mails are making the rounds on campus, an email requesting Citibank credit card information and an email pretending to need very detailed financial information to update your eBay account. Both of these scams are very convincing and at a casual glance appear to be legitimate, as they have used the logos from the companies involved. Remember, never follow a link in an email to a site that asks for personal or financial information. If you are in doubt, call the company at the phone number on your credit card or statement and check.
Citibank (http://www.citibank.com/domain/spoof/learn.htm)
eBay (http://pages.ebay.com/education/spooftutorial/)

Burning a CD under Windows XP

How to burn a CD in three easy steps.


Changing Windows Passwords

Instructions to change your windows password and suggestions for selecting a password.

Libraries' Powerpoint background
Download instructions for the Libraries' Powerpoint background.
Printer Locations
Printer models and locations in Norlin and the branches.

Virus Protection

Instructions for keeping your virus protection software up-to-date. Guidelines for opening attachments.


Other Resources

McAfee Virus Information
Microsoft Security
Symantec Security Response