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Computers:

Public Computers | Software/Hardware | Laptops | Wireless Network | Acceptable Use | Saving your work

Peripherals:

Printing | Headphones | Scanners

Other:

Photocopiers | Media Equipment | Equipment Reservations

 

Computers

Public Computers

The Library has 116 public computers with Internet access, word processing, and the ability to print.

 

Software Location/Room #
Microsoft Office 2013 All Desktop PCs & Student Laptops
Microsoft Office 2010 Faculty Laptops
Windows 7 All Desktop PCs & Faculty Laptops
Windows 8 Student Laptops
Internet All Public Computers

 

Hardware Capabilities Location/Room #
CD Burning All Public Computers
DVD Viewing All Public Computers
USB Ports All Public Computers

 

Laptops

 

Wireless Network

Pitt Community College Library provides wireless Internet connectivity for its patrons. Users should be aware that there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks when using wireless communications and technology. The Pitt Community College Computer Network Acceptable Use Policy applies to the wireless network.

Users will need to enter a username and password in order to log on to the network.  Username: PCC  Password: student

Important Limitations:

  • HTTP and HTTPS only (World Wide Web browsing)
  • No peer to peer networking, FTP, or printing
  • Provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis
  • NOT a secure network

 

Saving Your Work

Public workstations in the library have software that will delete anything that has been saved to the computer and will return any changed settings to their original state once the computer has been shut down and re-started. For this reason, it is necessary that you always bring something on which to save your work when using computers in the library. The library does NOT have flash drives or blank CDs available for purchase.

 

Acceptable Use

The primary purpose of the computers in the library is for academic use. Should all computer workstations be in use, those who are surfing the Internet, playing games, listening to music, etc. may be asked to give up their computer to a person who needs to complete an assignment or do research.

PCC also has policies regarding the use of the campus network. Be aware that the campus network is closely monitored. If prompted by the campus network administrator, librarians will ask those who are downloading or using any restricted software to turn off or re-start their computer.

  

Peripherals

Printing

The Quick Print Center is located on the 1st floor of the Library and includes multiple print stations, a photocopier, and a scanner. Two Quick Print Stations are available on the 2nd floor. Students can print from any of the public computer stations throughout the Library. Wireless printing is not currently available.

Cost:

The charge for printing in black and white at the PCC Library is $.10 cents per single-sided page. Printing double-sided documents is $.10 cents for the front side of the page and $.05 cents for the back.

The charge for printing in color is $.30 cents per page.

PCC Students:

Registered students can use their PCC student ID number to print.

Each full time student receives a $10.00 print credit at the beginning of each semester. Students needing additional print credit can add money to their accounts by using the print system Cash Acceptor machine located on the 1st floor of the library. The machine takes $1, $5, and $10 bills, but does not give change. Current account balances can be checked at any time by entering the student ID number into one of the print release stations, or into the print system Cash Acceptor machine on the 1st floor.

PCC Faculty and Staff:

Current PCC employees (full- or part-time), will need to know their Colleague ID number to print in the library. Employees receive a $10.00 printing credit each semester and will be charged only $.05 cents per page. Employees needing additional print credit can add money to their accounts by using the print system Cash Acceptor machine located on the 1st floor of the library. The machine takes $1, $5, and $10 bills, but does not give change. Current account balances can be checked at any time by entering the Colleague ID number into one of the print release stations, or into the print system Cash Acceptor machine on the 1st floor.

Non-PCC Students and Community Patrons:

Members of the community can print in the library by purchasing a reusable print card from the print card dispenser machine located on the 1st floor of the library. The card dispenser will only take $1 bills. Print cards cost $.50 cents and come with $.50 cents worth of print credit. To add money to your card, enter the print card number into the print system Cash Acceptor machine that is next to the card dispenser. The print system Cash Acceptor machine takes $1, $5, and $10 bills, but does not give change. This card should be kept in a secure location because anyone who finds the card would be able to use it to print. The print card is reusable so there is no need to buy more than one card.

 

How to Find Your PCC ID Number

Registered Students:

Faculty and Staff:

*NOTE: All PCC ID numbers must be seven digits long to work with the print system, but some student ID numbers or Colleague numbers contain only six. In these cases, a zero (0) must be added to the beginning of the number for printing purposes.

 

Headphones

Headphones are available for check out at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. Each PC has a headphone jack on the front of the CPU, next to the USB ports.

 

Scanners

There is one multi-page scanner located on the 1st floor in the Quick Print Center. Upstairs, there are two flatbed scanners and one multi-page scanner. Users wanting to save their scans need to bring their own media (flashdrive, etc.) or be able to e-mail scanned documents to themselves. To print any scans, users will need a current student ID, faculty Colleague number, or a print system card with a sufficient balance.

 

  

Other:

Photocopiers

A photocopier is located on each floor of the library. The photocopiers take change, 1 and 5 dollar bills. Copies are $.10 per page. You can get change at the Circulation Desk located on the 1st floor.

A touchkey may be purchased from the PCC Print Shop for $7.00. You may then pay to have credit added to the touchkey. The touchkey allows you to use purchased credit at any photocopier without having to carry or use cash in order to make copies.

 

Media Equipment

The library has a variety of media equipment for use in the library. Faculty may borrow this equipment for use outside of the Library.

 

Equipment Reservations

PCC Faculty & Staff:

Non-Profit Pitt County Community Organizations: