Frequently Asked Questions
FAQS: Technology FAQs
Please see the Ebook Central User Guide for ways to access Ebook Central content.
1. Insert microfilm roll on to left spool, film coming off from the top (for fiche, pull black handle and insert fiche under the glass).
2. Pull black handle and place microfilm under the glass Insert the end on the right take-up reel and turn a few revolutions
3. Double-click the uScan icon on the desktop
4. Once the software initializes, click on the type of media you are using, e.g. 16mm, 35mm, Fiche
5. Advance or rewind the microfilm by clicking on the blue Advance arrows – multiple clicks will speed up the process
6. Adjust the flip, rotation or polarity by clicking on the corresponding icons
7. Once you locate the article or page you need, draw a box around it using the left mouse button, then click the Preview button.
8. Once all of your pages have been selected using Preview, click on the first page, hold down the Shift-Key, and select the rest of the pages using the left mouse button
9. Now, click on the Save icon and save to a flash drive, or Google Drive
10. Problems? Ask at either the Circulation or Research Help Desks
There are approximately 75 desktop PCs in the Library. 21 laptops, 2 Mac Books and 2 iPads can be borrowed for 6-hour use in the Library. Laptops can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. We also check out cords to connect laptops with power outlets. The desktop PCs are located in the following areas:
- on the 3rd floor - along the north (Lake) side
- in the Multimedia Listening area
- clustered around the pillars on the Main (2nd) Floor
Color printing is available from any library desktop computer; .30 cents per single side, or .56 cents for double-sided. Select File -> Print -. librarycolor.
The Library has a color printer / copier, located on the main floor of the Library. It prints PDF, JPG, and TIFF files - the charge is 30 cents per copy. If you need to print a Word or Powerpoint file, convert it to PDF first.
The Center for Print Production, located in the Public Safety/General Services Building (open M-F 8am-4 pm) provides large format printing and laminating. Jobs may be submitted through WebCRD, and picked up at the Library during open hours.
* Bluetooth keyboard
* Dell laptops
* External CD/DVD drive
* External microphones
* HD video camera/recorders - 7 day loan
* iPads (geneation 1 and 2)
* iPad chargers
* Mac books
* Power strips/extension cords
* USB web cam
* VGA monitor cables
If you would rather use a hand held calculator, we have a few scientific and graphing calculators available for checkout at the circulation desk.
If you need a graphing calculator, there are a few web options. Wolfram Alpha is a web application based on Mathematica software and offers graphing capabilities. GCalc is a graphing calculator available on the web as a Java applet.
See the DIIS guide on services for guests. If you own a laptop or tablet, you may connect to IthacaCollege-Guest, the College’s wireless network, which requires no authentication and allows visitors access to the Internet on personal devices. Information transmitted or received over IthacaCollege-Guest is not encrypted and could be intercepted and viewed by other network users.