Computing in the Library
- Wireless Network Access
Wireless access to the Wheaton network is available on all floors of the Library. Follow the instructions for wireless configuration.
- Public Computing Workstations
The Library provides numerous public computers throughout the Library. In the Main Level Atrium, both Dell and Macintosh computers equipped with Microsoft Office applications and Internet access are available during regular library hours. Additional computers are available in the Library's two electronic classrooms and four collaboration rooms. Several individual workstations are located on each level of the Library as well. Users must authenticate with their W-number and email password to log into the Wheaton domain.
- Electronic Classrooms
The Mabel Tingley Woolley Class of 1925 Electronic Classroom (referred to as "WEC"), located on the Main Level, is equipped with Dell computers installed with Microsoft Office applications and Internet access. Network connections for 20 laptop computers are also available at a center seminar table, in addition to the Library-wide wireless. The Electronic Classroom is available as a general computer lab when not in use as a Library teaching space.
The Stacks Level Electronic Classroom (referred to as "SLEC"), is located on your left as you enter the Stacks. This classroom is equipped with Dell computers installed with Microsoft Office applications and Internet access. This room is also available as a general computer lab when not in use for instruction.
- Technology-Equipped Collaboration Rooms
Three technology-equipped Collaboration Rooms are available in the Stacks Level. These rooms are ideal for 2-5 users who need to collaborate on assignments and presentations using the installed computers with 30"-32" monitors. A laptop can also be connected to the monitor.
A fourth technology-equipped Collaboration Room is located on the Periodicals Level. This room is for groups of 5 or more who need to collaborate on presentations using the installed computer with the LG flat screen TV or a laptop. This room has DVD, VCR, and Media Player capabilities and may be used for group viewing of academic reserve films.
These rooms may be reserved at the Circulation Desk near the front door of the Library. Visit the Public Service Assistant (PSA) working at the Information Desk or in the Stacks to check on availability and to obtain access to these rooms.
- Library Laptop Borrowing
The Library has 6 Dell laptops available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Wheaton students with a valid Wheaton College ID may borrow laptops for use within the Library.
More Laptop Borrowing Details
- Scanning/Graphics Workstation
A Dell workstation, including graphics software and a scanner, is available outside the Stacks Level Electronic Classroom. The scanner has an automatic document feeder in addition to the flatbed. The computer is installed with the following specialized applications: Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Flash Professional, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Contribute, Macromedia FlashPaper, and ScanSoft OmniPage. A combination CD/DVD burner is installed at this workstation.
All Library computers are connected to printer/copiers in the Atrium on the Main Level, in the Woolley Electronic Classroom (WEC), on the Periodicals Level, and on the Stacks Level. Authentication is now required to print. Users must use their W-number and email password to release a print job on any printer in the Library. More about printing in the Library.
- Fax Machine
Faxing for a small fee is available at Technology Support on the Periodicals Level M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.
- Color Printing
Color printing and photocopying, along with other copy services, are available through Office Services.
- Nook Color E-Readers
The Library has 6 Nook Color E-readers available for use by Wheaton students, faculty and staff. This acquisition is part of a pilot program testing the use of eBook readers at Wheaton. Details