Equipment and Spaces
NEW! COMPUTER LAB MAP - see how many computers are available on the 3rd floor, real time!
- Kurzweil 3000 ver. 9, optical character recognition software
- Jaws for Windows, ver. 9.0 screen reading software
- Dragon Naturally Speaking, voice recognition software , version 10
- Headset with microphone
- Color scanner
The library also has a CCTV (closed-circuit television) which can be used to magnify print materials up to 165 times their normal size. The CCTV is also located at the back of the third floor of the library near CL 307.
User training for the CCTV and the software on the accessible workstation is available from the Disabilities Services office. Please contact them at 465-2841 to set up an appointment.
- 3rd Floor: There are 52 general access computers located on the 3rd floor of the library. Thirty-six of them are located near the reference desk and reference collection. An additional 15 computers including a dual-boot Mac are available in the Instruction Lab (CL 304) when classes are not in session. Most of our computers are PCs, with some dual-boot MacIntosh/PCs computers on Table 2. Guests may access library resources on the computers on the central portion of the 3rd floor; computers in CL304 are only for use by students and staff. Printing and access to personal network drives are not available with the kiosks. For software configurations in the lab see the CIT website http://www.uwgb.edu/compserv/labs/gacSoftwareConfig.htm.
- 4th Floor: There is one kiosk (internet only) and one workstation located on the 4th floor next to the Popular Reading Collection.
- 5th Floor: There is one kiosk (internet only) and one workstation located near the front of the 5th floor, Additional PCs for student use are in two group project rooms
- 6th Floor: There are two computers located near the front of the 6th floor. Nine computers are available on the 6th floor in the group study rooms.
- 7th Floor: There is one PC with a scanner attached in the Archives & Area Research Center Department for use with Department collections.
A copier/scanner is located on the 3rd floor of the Library. Copies are $.10 for 8 1/2 x 11 inch copies and $.20 for 11 x 17 inch copies. It accepts Passpoints, coins, or dollar bills. It can also be used to scan and email documents/photos.
There is also a copier in the Archives Department for use with department collections. This copier accepts UWGB ID card Passpoints or guest cards only--no cash.new guide to see all the equipment available for check out at the Library’s 3rd floor Public Service desk by students, faculty, and staff: Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Loan periods for all equipment are 7 days unless otherwise stated and cannot be renewed.
Student Reference Assistants are available to help with all library equipment, computer applications, and reference referrals. The assistants are located behind the Public Services Desk on the 3rd floor. Check our hours page http://www.uwgb.edu/library/about/hours.asp for availability.
Connecting your own laptop:
Laptop users have both wired and wireless connectivity available. Network jacks are available both in open individual study rooms and at various locations throughout floors 4 through 7. Specific locations and detailed instructions for laptop connections can be found at www.uwgb.edu/compserv/ehelp/internet/uwgb_wireless.htm Network connector cables are not available in the library and must be provided by the laptop user. The Phoenix bookstore in the union sells network cables. Disconnecting our existing PCs to plug in your laptop is strictly prohibited.
The Cofrin Library has ten laptops available for student, faculty, or staff use. Laptops can be checked out for 3 hours but must be used within the Library. Each laptop is set to automatically login to a generic user account. Because of this, any work done on the computer should be saved to a disc or flash drive. You will not be able to save files locally.
Each laptop is configured with the following:
- Windows 7
- Office 2007
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Flash
- IE Plugins: TSCC, DJVU Plugin Alternatiff
As with any Reserve item, laptops not returned by their due time will incur fees.
Located on the 3rd floor of the Library are two media rooms equipped with a television, VHS/DVD player, and music listening equipment. Each room has seating for a small group (3-4 people). These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Library has three PassPrint printers for use. Two of the printers are black and white printers and one printer is a color printer. Black and white pages are 6 cents a page, and color pages are 30 cents a page. You can pay for your print-outs with PassPoints or PassPrint money which is automatically added to your card at the beginning of the school year. PassPrint money can only be used for printing, while PassPoints are valid throughout campus.Duplexing (double sided printing) is available for most applications at 7 cents per page (side of the paper). For instructions on Duplex printing, see the Computer Center instructions.
If you are printing from a MAC, please note the following:
Users printing anywhere on campus from a MAC using Adobe products such as Indesign NEED TO PRINT WITH A PDF. If you get the following error message, check to see if you selected the printing as a pdf option: If an error message came on the pharos screen saying that it could not find the printer, then an error message also comes on the printer and prompting you to turn it off and back on.
There is a scanner attached to the end PC on table 8 and one on table 4. The Archives Department also has a scanner for use with department collections.
Students in classes using the MyITLab software can use it on the workstations on Table 7 on the 3rd floor, and on any machine in CL 304. One workstation on table 4 has software installed for library cd-roms.
The Library has open access study rooms, group project rooms, and private study rooms for individuals.
Open study rooms are located throughout the fourth, fifth and sixth floors. Many of the rooms are located near wireless Internet access points. Several of these open access study rooms also contain network jacks so people with laptops can connect to the campus network. All of the open study rooms are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.
Private study rooms are located on the 5th and 6th floors and are available to students and faculty. These rooms are locked and only the person assigned to a specific room may check out the key to access that room. Applications for study rooms are available online or at the third floor Public Service Desk. You may print the online version, complete it, and return it via campus mail or drop it off at the third floor checkout desk. Priority is given to faculty and graduate students.There is a $15 charge per room per semester.
Group Project Rooms
The Cofrin Library has 4 project rooms that can be reserved and 6 that are open use. These rooms are available to individuals or groups for up to 3 hours. Reservation can be made at the Plaza Welcome Desk or by phone at 465-2333. You can also make a reservation by talking to Computer Consultants at the General Access Lab or the Library. Each room has a computer, table, and 4 chairs. Keys for rooms that can be reserved can be checked out and returned to the Plaza Welcome Desk when you first enter the Library. Each key checks out for 3 hours at a time. Keys must be returned promptly at the end of reservation time to avoid unnecessary fines. Group Project room PCs do not recognize the guest log-in
- 5th Floor:
- 506L --can be reserved
- 6th Floor:
- 604M –dual boot Mac
- 605M --can be reserved. Presentation software is available in this room.
- 606K --can be reserved
- 606L --can be reserved
The Value Transfer Station (VTS) is located on the 3rd floor of the Library near the computer printers. This station allows you to check your passpoint balance or add money to your UWGB ID card to be used anywhere passpoints are accepted.
For guests who wish to use the Library printing stations, the VTS allows you to purchase a guest card for $.60. Guest cards are reusable and unused balances do not expire.Computing and Information Technology website. For more information, see the Wireless Access section in the Connecting to the UW-Green Bay Network instructions.
rev. 20 Feb 2012