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Library Computer Labs

Photo of the Library Computer LabThe library has a 27 seat computer lab on the main floor which features PC computers and high speed laser printers.  Color laser printing is also available.  The lab is staffed by student lab assistants, who are backed up by full-time library and technology services staff members.

The lower level lab has 24 PC computers and a high speed laser printer.  The room is arranged in a classroom style, and features a ceiling-mounted computer projector and an instructors station.  The instructors station has a PC, and the station is also equipped to allow instructors to easily connect their own laptops to the projector as well.  There are also two whiteboards in the room.  This room can be scheduled by instructors through either the library or Technology Services. 

The labs are open all hours that the library building is open, including certain periods over holidays. The main level lab never closes for classes, while the lower level lab is closed whenever a class session is scheduled in the room.  Library hours are listed on the library's home page.

Verizon Digital Media and Video Conference Center

Through a generous grant from Verizon and its partnership with Technology Services, the library is pleased to offer enhanced digital media services in the room adjacent to the library computer lab.  Among the services offered in the center are digitizing from VHS, video editing, and scanning.  The center is also equipped with a Scantron to scan "bubble" sheets and a wide format poster printer. 

Video conferencing is available in the library seminar room. The equipment can connect to any similar unit anywhere in the world that uses ISDN video conferencing technology.

Wireless Services

Through a partnership with Technology Services, the Library provides wireless network connections inside most areas of the building, and loaner laptops for use within the building.

Wireless networking coverage in the library building:  You can use a wireless laptop in any part of the building except the study carrels next to the windows in the older sections of the building (in periodicals, upstairs next to the Yellow Stacks,, or in the Franciscan Institute Faust Study Room).

Laptops available for checkout:  The library has laptops available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.  To borrow a laptop, you must have your Bona ID card with you.  Laptops circulate for a period of three hours and cannot leave the building.

Have a laptop and want to use it on the wireless network?  Here's what you need:  A laptop with a wireless network card OR a computer equipped with Centrino or built-in wireless technology.  

Other personal devices:  Any Wi-Fi capable device, including tablet computers and smart phones, can use the wireless network.



Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY  14778  USA
(716) 375-2323 (general number)
(716) 375-2389  (fax)

Last updated:  07/08/11
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