Computer Use / Printing
- There are more than 300 Windows computers for students located in open areas on the 1st and 2nd floors. 25 Mac computers are located in the Learning Commons All general use computers are connected to shared printers.
- Additional computers for special purposes like scanning, video production, etc. are located in the Learning Commons.
- Every study room is equipped with a computer.
- All computers require users to login with their MyGeorgiaSouthern credentials. Community users must request a login account at the Checkout Desk and may only use computers in the Family Area on the East side of the 2nd floor.
- Dedicated Library Catalog terminals are also located at the Checkout Desk and on the 3rd and 4th floors to help with finding books.
- Computer assistance is available at the Information Desk. Limited assistance is available from the Checkout Desk between midnight and 8 a.m. when the Information Desk is closed
What am I allowed to do on Library Computers? Can I download music?
The Zach S. Henderson Library has set rules and regulations on computer use as necessary to ensure that all library users have free and equal access. Patrons are only allowed to use one workstation at a time. The library reserves the right to prohibit the use of its computers for activities not directly related to research, study or administrative functions. The burning of cd’s is allowed, but you must adhere to the copyright law which prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of “fair use.” Users may not copy or distribute electronic material mail, text, images, programs or data and sound video clips,) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user. The library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through its electronic information system, or any consequences thereof.
What do I do if someone near me is using a computer to view pornography?
Sometimes library computer users may view material from the Internet which may be considered offensive to others. If a library computer user finds him/herself is offended then (s)he may go to the nearest help desk and report the offense to the library employee on duty. Because the library employee in most instances cannot determine whether the offensive material is for academic purposes, the library employee cannot ask the viewer to cease unless the viewer is a minor or there is absolute certainty the viewing has no academic purpose. The library employee will ask the complainant if (s)he would like to move to another computer away from the viewer of the offensive material. If the complainant says “yes” then the library employee will assist that person by finding an available computer away from the offensive material being viewed. Otherwise, the viewer will be asked to relocate to another computer and (s)he will be assisted with moving to an available computer away from public view to ensure
- no one is offended by the material and
- the viewer can continue his/her academic work.
If a library employee can determine with 100% certainty the offensive material being viewed is not for academic purposes then the library employee reserves the right to ask the viewer to cease. If the viewer refuses to cease then one or more actions may be taken:
- (s)he may be asked to leave the library with or without campus security
- (s)he may lose computer use privileges
- (s)he may appear before the University Judicial Board
- any other action deemed necessary by the Library Administration
For additional policies on computer usage, please see University’s Information Technology Services policies page.
How much does it cost to print?
Printers, paper and toner in computer labs around campus, including the Library, are paid for by the Student Technology Fee. At the beginning to each semester every student’s account is loaded with 1500 points. Black & white pages are charged against your balance at a rate of one point per page. Color pages are charged against your balance at a rate of five points per page for 8.5 x 11 and 10 points for 11 x 17.
When you try to print, you will be told how many credits will be used and prompted to enter your Eagle ID number. You can click the “Accounts” button to find your print current balance for the semester. Points are only deducted when you actually send your job to the printer at the release station.
Students that run out of the initial 1500 pages may appeal for more print allocation as long as the printing is for academic purposes. The appeal process to the campus IT Services should not take long, during the Monday thru Friday business days, but it is always best to appeal when you have around 100 pages left in your print quota. Please login to your MyGeorgiaSouthern account to submit the Student Printing Appeal Form to start the appeal process.
Please note that the dollar credit to your print allocation account has no real monetary value and is only being used for printing. There will be no refunds and any balance leftover at the end of the semester will be cleared out. It may not be used at the Print Shop, only in the computer labs.
Community members are required to setup a printing account at the Checkout Desk and deposit money into the account.
Can I print from my phone or mobile device?
With our Mobile Printing service, you can print virtually any document or web page from an Internet connected PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Complete the online form (be sure to use your Georgia Southern email address), then stop by the Learning Commons release station to send your document to the printer. It’s that simple!
Note: Print jobs will be held for 48 hours
Can I print t-shirt iron-ons?
Due to the make up of t-shirt iron-ons and similar transfer kits, the Zach S. Henderson Library will not print any type of T-shirt transfers (that includes laser printer transfer kits). The Henderson Library does its best to provide printers that will provide fast printing on both black and white, as well as color for standard paper. We are also unable to print labels as well as other types of iron on transfers. Our printers receive maintenance on a regular basis and these types of paper cause a greater risk for jams and expensive maintenance problems. If you should have any questions regarding this policy please contact the Library Administration. Thank you for your cooperation.
All general use Windows computers in the Library have basic software installed depending upon the OS:
- Browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari)
- Multimedia Plugins
- Microsoft Office
- Utilities (SFTP, Zip, etc.)
Faculty may request to have additional software installed on Library computers using our request form.
Last updated: 6/13/2015