Marvin Library Learning Commons

Access to Technology

Desktop computers are available on each floor of the Learning Commons for current students who need access to the Academic Computing Environment (ACE) with MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard and productivity tools like the Microsoft Office suite. The Computer Learning Center in the lower level includes more than 100 workstations; the adjacent Help Desk is professionally staffed whenever classes are in session. Visit the college's Information Technology Services webpage for more information about accessing student computer systems. There are six public access computers on the first floor. The college's Computer Use Policy defines acceptable use anywhere in the building. Most study spaces include convenient access to power and wireless access for students who bring their own computing devices.

Laptop and iPad Lending
Current students and employees may borrow a laptop for three hours for use in the building. Laptops are wifi-enabled and include Microsoft Office. iPads are available for multi-day loan. For more information, inquire at the first floor service desk.

Fax Machine
There is no public fax machine available in the Learning Commons. A fax machine is available in the Viking’s Cove Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center.

Media Equipment (including GoPro Cameras)
The Instructional Media Center (IMC), located in the lower level, provides audio-visual playback equipment for use with its media collection. The IMC loans GoPro cameras and other specialized equipment for class projects.

Networked printing from all Library computers is available. Read the college's Student Printing Policy. Black and white and color laser printers are available. Visitors may purchase print credits at the kiosk on the first floor.

Copier/scanners are available for print and PDF output. Cost per page is listed in the Student Printing Policy. Assistance is available from the first floor service desk or the Instructional Media Center.

Wireless Access
Current students and employees may access the wireless network throughout the building. Read the configuration documentation to get started or visit the Computer Learning Center’s help desk in the lower level for hands-on assistance.

Microfilm/Microfiche Equipment
A reader/printer is available for paper-based printing from microfilm and microfiche. Printing is free. A special lens for reading and printing from ultrafiche is also available. Request assistance from the Library collections staff on the second floor.

Last modified December 2015