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Library Computing and Printing Services

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The Library at the College of DuPage offers a variety of patron-centered computing facilities which are available during all hours of operation.

Available Services
Computers Computing Assistance  
Scanners Color Printing Copying Services
Printing Laptops Wireless Network
Software Vending Services Special Needs Computing

Computers

The Library has 121 PC computers available on both the first and upper levels of the Library which are available for use by all patrons. All Library PC's run the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and are connected to network printers and the Internet. A variety of software is accessible on all Library computers. Please familiarize yourself with the policies on the use of Library computers.

Laptops

The Library has laptop computers available for use in the Library. The laptops run the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Those patrons wishing to connect to the Internet using a Library laptop can do so on both levels of the Library using the public wireless network. The Library also circulates laptop computers for use outside the Library for College faculty and staff. For information about this service, please contact the circulation department at (630) 942-2106.

Software

The Library offers the following software on all of its PC and laptop computers:

Public Wireless Network

Library users can access the Internet using the C.O.D. Public Wireless network. The network extends throughout the Library and can be accessed with wireless enabled computers.

To connect to the network:

Please note that student laptops checked-out from the Library's Circulation Desk are pre-configured to access the Internet without having to log in. These laptops are also able to send print jobs to the Library's print queues. Students using their own laptops can copy their documents to a disk and bring them to the CSPS desk to be printed.

If you have any problems accessing or using the wireless network, please contact the Computer Support & Printing Services department.

Computing Assistance

Patrons can go to the Computing Support & Printing Services desk if they need immediate assistance with printers, copiers, microfilm readers, computers and installed software.

Printing

All Library computers are connected to network printers. Those patrons using computers on the lower level pick up their prints in the Library's Print Center, located at the rear of the lower level. Patrons using computers on the upper level can pick up prints at the CCIC Desk at the top of the stairs. Cost for printing is 6.6 cents per page with a print card or 10 cents without a card. Cards can be purchased at the Print Center service desk. Assistance with printing is available at the Computing Support and Printing Services desk. The Library also offers students an express printing station, located inside of the Computing Support and Printing Center. This computer can be used by those students who wish to only print, not edit, their documents.

Color Printing and Scanners

The Library has two stations for printing in color and/or scanning documents or pictures. Software appropriate for these activities is also available on these computers. These stations are located at the west end of the Library's lower level. Color printing cost is 65 cents per page for 8.5" x 11" copies and $1.00 for 11" x 17" copies. Assistance in using the color printing and scanning stations is available at the Computing Support and Printing Services desk.

Copying Services--Black and White, and Color

There are four black and white copiers in the Library. These machines are located near the Circulation Desk, inside the Library Print Center, and at the top of the stairs on the upper level. The color copier is located behind the Computer Support and Printing Services service desk. Black and white copies cost 6.6 cents per page with a copy card and 10 cents without a card. Color copies are 65 cents per page for 8.5" x 11" copies and $1.00 for 11" x 17" copies or color transparencies. Copying services for college faculty and staff are available at the College Copy Center located on the ground floor of the Berg Instructional Center.

Vending Services

The Computing Support and Printing Services area offers floppy and zip disks, index cards and other student essentials for sale in a stand-alone vending machine. Please ask at the Computing Support and Printing Services desk for assistance with this machine.

Special Needs Computing

The Library offers a variety of assistive technologies for our patrons with special needs. Please refer to the Library Services for Special Needs page for a complete list of these services.


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