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LOOP (Library Online Orientation Program): Computing

Welcome to the LOOP!

Computing at the Library

Computer Access

The Library provides access to hundreds of computers to support your schoolwork. To use a computer in any of the Library labs (Lower Level, 1st floor, and 2nd floor, and in the Library Café), simply walk up to any available computer and sign in with your credentials.

For currently-enrolled BC students, use the following information when signing in:

Username = your 8-digit CUNY EmpID

Password formatFLMM/DD/YY

FL = your CUNYfirst official First and Last initials (upper case)
MM/DD/YY = your 6-digit birthdate with the slashes "/"  

Example: If your name is Jalil Doe and your birthday is November 1, 1998, your password would be JD11/01/98.

During busy periods, you can use a workstation for 60 minutes on the 1st and 2nd floors, and 90 minutes on the Lower Level. (You will be notified when your time expires.) Priority is given to Brooklyn College students, followed by CUNY students and others.

You do not need to log in to use the OneSearch look-up stations or the express computers.

Laptop Loan

Laptop Loan

Laptops, MacBooks, and Ipads are available to students on a first come, first served basis. Laptops are available for 1-day and 3-day loans; MacBooks and Ipads are available for 1-day loans only. This technology is checked out from, and returned to (no later than 30 minutes before closing on the due date), the New Media Center.

Printing at the Library

Printing

Print from any computer in the Library, Library Café, or WEB Building.

 

 

Once you have sent your documents to the printer, you can pick-up your print-outs at ANY of the print release stations.  There are several print release stations throughout the Library, Library Café, and WEB Building.

 

 

 

Currently enrolled BC students have B&W printing accounts. (Color printing is not included in a student's free printing account.) Most full-time undergraduate students receive a $15 balance per semester. At the end of the semester all free balances (unused free printouts) expire and are reset for the next semester. There is no roll-over or stock-piling of unused free printouts.

For currently-enrolled BC students, printing accounts can be accessed as follows:

Username = your 8-digit CUNY EmpID

Password formatFLMM/DD/YY

FL = your CUNYfirst official First and Last initials (upper case)
MM/DD/YY = your 6-digit birthdate with the slashes "/"  

Example: If your name is Jalil Doe and your birthday is November 1, 1998, your password would be JD11/01/98.

For more information regarding the printing system (including costs, printer locations, instructions for checking your remaining balance, and so on), see the Library's Printing service page.

Once your laptop or other wireless device has been configured for WiFi, you can print from it in the Library using this URL: http://webprint.brooklyn.cuny.edu:9191/user

To get your laptop or other device configured for Wifi, visit the WEB Computer Lab (West End Building, 1st floor).

NB: Sometimes files sent to the printer via WiFi do not appear in the print menu because they are either 1. too large or 2. the WiFi network is saturated.  In this case, transfer files to a library computer via flashdrive, email, or use a file upload service such as Dropbox. Ask for assistance at any service desk.

Wireless Access

Wireless Access

Wireless computing is available at specific locations throughout the library and the campus.

To access the WiFi, you must be a Brooklyn College student, faculty, or staff member. To log onto the wireless network, you use the same credentials as for printing and computer access:

Username = your 8-digit CUNY EmpID

Password format =  FLMM/DD/YY

FL = your CUNYfirst official First and Last initials (upper case)
MM/DD/YY = your 6-digit birthdate with the slashes "/"  

Example: If your name is Jalil Doe and your birthday is November 1, 1998, your password would be JD11/01/98.

Your laptop or other wireless device must be configured to work with our wireless network. To get your laptop configured (when the campus reopens), visit the computer lab on the 1st floor of the West End Building (WEB) (M-F, 9-5), call (718) 951-5787, or visit http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/technology/wifi.php.

See floor plans of the wireless network at the Library.

Scanners

Scanners

Free self-service scanners are located in the following areas of the Library and Library Café:

  • Lower Level
  • 1st Floor
  • New Media Center (2nd Floor)
  • Library Café

See staff members at the appropriate service desk for assistance in using a scanner.

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