Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Library Classroom Now Open at Selected Times

The demand for computers has skyrocketed this semester as a result of increased enrollment and the addition of an online component for each class. Every public computer in the library (about 60 of them) is in use starting around 9:00 AM. Afternoons and evenings are less busy, but many times there is still a short wait.

We hope to alleviate some of the wait time by opening the library's classroom at times when we don't have other events scheduled. The times will vary each day, so as you enter the library, watch for a sign that will display the hours that the classroom is open.

Our request is that students use the classroom for coursework only rather than for checking email, playing games, social networking, shopping, and other non-academic activities. If you need help with software, just ask one of the staff or student workers at the Help Desk, located in the computer area of the library.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when using the classroom:

  • Bring a flash drive or floppy disk to save your work. Any documents saved on the hard drive will be erased when the computer is turned off.

  • Please don't bring in food or drinks.

  • Plan your time so that you will be able to finish when we need to use the room.

  • Turn off cell phones and keep talking to a minimum.

Thanks for your cooperation! We are glad to make this lab available to you.

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