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About the Library

Library policies, services, and collections

Overview

Internet access via networked computers or wireless is available for students and staff at the Eureka and Del Norte Campus Libraries. On the Eureka Campus, wireless access extends through the LRC building, including the hallway and food-friendly foyer. All Internet and computer users in the Library, or in any part of the LRC, are subject to the same rules and restrictions and receive the same privileges.

Fall 2020 Library Computer Use

In order to ensure the safety of students and staff during the current pandemic, access to library computers is limited and available by appointment only.  No unscheduled drop-in computer use is available. The library has 12 workstations available for student use at the Eureka campus library. (Additional computers are available on-site at the Del Norte Center; call 707-465-2300 for more information.)

Scheduling Computer Use:

  • Appointments may be scheduled by calling the library at 707-476-4260 no more than one week in advance.
  • Only one appointment may be scheduled at a time.
  • Appointments are scheduled in two-hour blocks Monday-Friday.
    • Monday-Thursday appointment times start at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. 
    • Friday appointments start at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

When You Come In:

  • Face masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn the entire time you are in the library.
  • A clean keyboard and mouse will be checked out to you when you arrive for your appointment. When you are done, please drop them off in the location indicated so they can be cleaned before re-use.
  • Please be on time for your appointment.  If you arrive late, your time will not be extended!

Printing:

  • To print from the library computers, you must have a pCounter account with money on the account. (Instructions for setting up your account are available by clicking the "Printing and Copying" tab on this page.)
  • While it is possible to add money to your account using cash, we request that you add funds using a debit/credit card on the pCounter website if at all possible to minimize contact.
  • As part of our safety precautions, we are not requiring print jobs to be "released". You will still enter your pCounter information on your workstation, but each job will be sent directly to the printer. Please pick up your print job immediately to avoid confusion.

Computer Use Guidelines

All persons using computers in the LRC must comply with the College's policy on computer, Internet, and E-mail use, AP 3720.

A summary of the main points is listed below.

  • E-mail is not private. Some E-mail is illegal. Illegal E-mail is prohibited.
  • CR Internet access and E-mail may not be used for personal, political, or commercial purposes. CR Internet access and E-mail are provided for educational purposes only.
  • In the case of limited resources, such as a limited number of computers in a library where students are waiting, educational purposes must always be given precedence over personal use.
  • Viewing adult sites is forbidden. Violation of this rule may cause the violator to be banned from the LRC.
  • Copying, tampering with, or installing any software is forbidden.

We ask that any problems with the computers be reported to library staff.