Computers in the Library
The Library has over 40 computers. Most of them are available to currently registered COD students. The COD wireless network is also available to anyone with a laptop. Two adapted workstations designed to meet the needs of COD's disabled students are available in the Library.
Computers in both the library and computer room are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007 and offer access to the library catalog, subscription databases and internet. Students may save their work to flash drives or print. Black/white prints cost ten cents per page.
A small number of library workstations are available to all users, including non-students. These computers provide access to the library catalog and subscription databases only.
The adapted workstations are available to COD/DSPS students only.
Policies, Procedures and other important information
The Library welcomes COD student use of computer resources. Computers are available for research--library databases and internet--and for other activities, such as word processing, PowerPoint or e-mail, as long as such use is academic in nature. The Library does not have enough computer resources to make them available for purely personal activities.
As with all other computer resources on campus, users of library computers must adhere to the Desert Community College District’s Acceptable Use Guidelines. Violation of the District’s Acceptable Use Guidelines is grounds for loss of technology privileges. If you have not read the District’s Guidelines, please do so now.
Q & A
How do I get on a computer?
Bring your COD library card to the reference desk and we'll give you a password. This password will work on computers in the library and in the computer room. Please do this each time you access a computer.
What can I do on library computers?
Anything that supports your academic endeavors and nothing that violates District computer use policy. Read the preceding sections for details.
Can I print or save my work?
Yes. You may print work you created at the computer or work you brought with you on a flash drive. Collect your prints at the reference desk. Cost is ten cents per page. You may also save work to your flash drive.
Can Library Staff help me?
It depends. Library staff will help you with library or research questions; for example, how to use a subscription database (like EBSCOhost) or how to do an internet search for academically useful material. Library staff may not be able to help you with the mechanics of how to use the computer or its software as Library Staff are not trained computer lab technicians.