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Frequently Asked Questions About Library Computers

What computer software and equipment are available in the library?
The library has over 100 Internet-connected PCs, laptop connection stations, scanners, and digital audio/video editing stations. You can also check out headphones, USB extenders, and LAN cords for in-library use. The chart below details what equipment and software are available in each computing area:
Location Hardware Available Software Available
Assistive Technology Learning Center Go to AT Lab Configuration for this information.
Reference Center
(1st floor)
79 PCs with Internet access, DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives, USB ports

Internet Explorer & Firefox
Microsoft Office 2010
Roxio CD Creator
Refworks Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It
SPSS 19
Google Earth
ZoomText,
Jaws, and
Read and Write 11
Aleks* (Math)
Cabri Geometry II Plus 1.4.2* (Math)
Celtx* (Communication)
Fathom 2.0* (Math)
Geogebra* (Math)
Geometer's Sketchpad* (Math)
Logo* (Math)
Maple 17* (Math)
MathType 6.8* (Math)
Matlab 2011* (Math)
Minitab 16* (Math)
3.0.1* (Math)
SAS 9.3* (Math)
TeXniCenter* (Math)
TeXWorks / MiKTeX 2.9* (Math)
Virtual Chemistry Lab* (Chemistry)

*Software is available but not supported by the Library; contact the appropriate department for assistance.
LCLC Lab
(1st floor)
56 PCs with Internet access, DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives, USB ports

Internet Explorer, Chrome & Firefox
Microsoft Office 2010
Roxio CD Creator
Refworks Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It
SPSS 19
Google Earth
ZoomText,
Jaws, and
Read and Write 11
Aleks* (Math)
Cabri Geometry II Plus 1.4.2* (Math)
Celtx* (Communication)
Fathom 2.0* (Math)
Geogebra* (Math)
Geometer's Sketchpad* (Math)
Logo* (Math)
Macaulay 2* (Math)
Maple 17* (Math)
MathType 6.8* (Math)
Matlab 2011* (Math)
Minitab 16* (Math)
3.0.1* (Math)
SAS 9.3* (Math)
TeXniCenter* (Math)
TeXWorks / MiKTeX 2.9* (Math)
Virtual Chemistry Lab* (Chemistry)

*Software is available but not supported by the Library; contact the appropriate department for assistance.
Multimedia Lab
(3rd floor)
15 PCs with Internet access, DVD-RW/CD-RW drives, USB ports & Scanners
10 Macs
1 PC with DVD+/-RW drive and VHS player/converter attached
Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Office 2010
Roxio DVD/CD Creator 10
Adobe Acrobat Professional 10
Adobe After Effects CS6
Adobe Audition CS6
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
Adobe Fireworks CS6
Adobe Flash CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe Indesign CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Premier CS6
Audacity
Epson Scan and ABBYY OCR Software
Google Earth
Windows Movie Maker
Celtx* (Communication)
*Software is available but not supported by the Library; contact the appropriate department for assistance.
Writer's Lab
(3rd floor)
25 PCs with Internet access, DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drives, USB ports Internet Explorer& Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Office 2010
Roxio CD Creator

For additional information on internet connectivity, please go to Internet Access in the Library. For additional information on computing resources, visit the Reference Center and Computer Labs in the Library pages.

How do I print from library computers?
Printing for CSU students is available at no charge from all library computer stations. Print jobs from the library computers are sent to printers located on the first floor and in the Multimedia Services area on the 3rd floor. For further information and maps showing the locations of the printing stations see Printing and Photocopying.
How do I print from my laptop in the Library?
If you are using a laptop that is logged into CSUNET and you wish to print from one of the Library's "Papercut" printers, you may have to manually add it to your computer. For instructions on how to do so, see Printing and Photocopying.
How do I use USB/jump drives?
  1. Insert your USB drive into any USB port on the PC. If it will not fit into the front ports, USB extension cables are available at the reference desk, LCLC Lab, and Multimedia Services desk.
  2. The PC will indicate that it has detected the new hardware and is installing it. When it is finished installing, the message "Your new hardware is installed and ready for use" will appear.
  3. In most cases, the PC will assign the drive letter E: or F: to your USB drive. Open files from or save files to the USB drive just as you would using a floppy disk or other storage device.
  4. When you are ready to remove your USB drive, click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the Windows toolbar in the lower right corner of the screen and click "Safely remove USB storage device". When the power light on your drive turns off, you can remove it from the PC. If the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is not available or is not working, make sure all of your files are closed and that the drive is not being written to (power light on your drive blinking) before removing your drive.
How do I save data to CDs?

Most of the computer stations within the library are equipped with CD-RW recorders and Roxio CD Creator software for recording CDs. Because not all CD-ROM drives can read CD-RW discs, and because not all CD-RW formats are compatible with all computers, the Library encourages patrons to use CD-R discs or USB drives instead of CD-RW discs to save files whenever possible.

Recording data to a CD-R:

  1. Save all files you wish to record to the computer's T: drive first.
  2. Insert a blank CD-R in the computer’s "Compact Disc Rewritable" drive and open the Roxio CD Creator program.
  3. At the Roxio "Welcome" screen, click the "Data and Backup" tab in the left sidebar, then click "Data Disc".
  4. In the "Data Disc" window, click the "Add Data" button, then "Add Files" (or "Add Folder" to add an entire folder of files).
  5. A window will open showing the files available on your computer. Under "Location", select the T: drive, and then select each file or folder you want to save to CD and click "Add" to add it to the file list in the main window. (Note: when saving web pages, you must save both the .html file and the folder of images associated with it.)
  6. When you have selected all the files you want to record to your CD, click "Options" under the "Data Disc" header at the bottom right. Under "CD recording options", change the "Type:" to "Disc at once (DAO), Closed". This will ensure that your data disc can be read on most other computer CD drives. Click "OK" to return to the main window.
  7. When you are ready to record the CD, click the orange button next to "Click button to continue" in the bottom right of the window to begin recording.

Cleveland State University takes NO responsibility for any lost files or damage to a patron's materials caused by the computer CD-RW drives. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that all work with the CD-RW and DVD-RW drives complies with copyright laws

Where can I check out a set of headphones?
Headphones can be checked out at the Reference desk on the 1st floor or from the Multimedia Services desk on the 3rd floor.
What do I do if I’m having problems logging in?
If you cannot log on to a library computer, there may be a problem with your patron record. Please ask a library staff member at any service desk to check your record.