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Does the library have wireless access?
Yes, the entire library has wireless access. Students can access the wireless network with their own laptops (Ethernet cords are also available), or they can borrow one of the 36 laptops available at the circulation desk.There are also MAC adapters available, because the laptops the library has are all Dell PCs. Students can also print from their own laptops.
Are there computers for students to do their papers?
Yes, all 36 laptops are loaded with Microsoft Office as are the 20 computers located in the library classroom (Room 104). In addition to the loaner laptops, the Library has computers with the Microsoft Office suite of applications in several locations. The library classroom (LIB104) can be used when classes are not in session and there is an additional bank of computers on the first floor. There are also banks of computers in two locations on the second floor. Two work spaces in the library allow students to plug in laptops and display content on two large screens so that students can collaborate for group work. The Parents Association was able to work with the Mason Library and created a collaborative work space in the West wing of the library where students can utilize technology and work together.
Are there printers, photocopiers, and scanners in the library?
There are four printers for student use in the library. All of them are connected to the College’s print system One offers color printing. Students can print to any of the four printers from anywhere in the library or even from their room before they arrive to retrieve the printed job. There are several traditional photocopiers and one scanner. There is no cost to scan and email. Currently students are not being charged for printing although students are allotted a quote (which can be increased) and are encouraged to consider conserving resources when printing.
How late is the library open and can students get help with their research projects?
The hours for the library are:
Sunday: 10:00a.m. - Midnight
Monday through Thursday: 8:00a.m. – Midnight
Friday: 8:00a.m. – 10:00p.m., Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.
Additionally, the library offers extended hours until 2a.m. during the last three weeks of the semester. Students may get help with their research questions stopping at the Information Desk to talk with a librarian or Information Desk Fellow, using the Live Chat service, or requesting a consultation appointment with a librarian.