Academics

Holman Library

Technology

 

Computer Lab

The Information Commons is an open computer lab located on the second floor of the Holman Library Building.  Holman Library Information Commons

During open hours the Information Commons Reference Desk is staffed by Faculty Librarians who are available to help with information and research.

Student workers provide additional technology and computing assistance.

More than 150 computers are available for use by currently registered students. A limited number of laptops are available for check out.

The computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and provide
access to various online research databases, course-related specialized software, Microsoft Office and full Internet access.

Current students are allocated 80MB of server space on the Green River "H: Drive". The H: drive can only be accessed from networked computers on campus (not laptops or off-campus). All contents of the H: drive are erased at the end of Spring Quarter. Save your work often, both to a USB drive and your H: drive.

In addition, current students have access to 1 TB of storage on their Microsoft OneDrive accounts.

Wireless Printing

Students can print PDF, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents from their wireless devices to printers in the Green River open labs in Holman Library (HL) and the Technology Building (TC) using their student email accounts. See the Printing tab for instructions.


All computer and college network users are subject to the Student Acceptable Computer Use Policy.

USERNAMES AND PASSWORD LOGINS

  1. How to log in to Campus Computers
  2. How to log in to Student Email
  3. How to log in to Canvas (for online classes)
  4. How to log in to Student Virtual Desktop

Mobile App

You can use your mobile phone to find what you want - DOWNLOAD THE LIBRARY MOBILE APP

  • Browse the Holman Library catalog, access free research resources, and more from your smartphone or tablet!
  • Social Media fans can access the Holman Library's Twitter, Youtube, and blog, directly in the app. 

EITHER

1- Go to your mobile device’s web browser and type in eduwa.boopsie.com to download and install LibraryNowEdu.

2- After installing the app, select Green River College from the list in the app.

OR

Scan this QR code to download the app:

QR Code to download Holman Library Mobile App

Printing

In order to reduce the impact of paper use and printing on our environment, the default on all printers in the Information Commons is set to print two-sided pages.

  • If you would like help printing single-sided pages, please ask a librarian or student assistant for help.

Wireless Printing

Students can print PDF, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents from their wireless devices to printers in the Green River open labs in Holman Library (HL) and the Technology Building (TC) using their student email accounts.

Directions for Wireless Printing

  1. Log in to your Green River Student email account.
  2. Address a new email to one of the following email addresses:
    • Print-BW@greenriver.edu   -   to print black & white documents in HL or TC
    • Print-Color@greenriver.edu   -   to print color documents in HL or TC
    • Print-HLPoster@greenriver.edu   -   to print posters in HL
    • Print-TCPoster@greenriver.edu   -   to print posters in TC
  3. Attach your document(s) to the email.
    • Note: Documents must be in one of these formats: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF.
  4. Click Send. You will receive an email confirming your print job.
  5. Go to a Print Release Station in Holman Library or the Technology Building.
  6. Log in to the Print Release Station using your student ID # and password to print the document(s).

Print Allocation

At the beginning of each quarter, all currently enrolled students receive a print allocation credit of 350 points. Points are automatically debited every time you print. 

  • Black & white prints are one point for each piece of paper.
  • Color prints are 10 points.
  • Posters are 100 points.
  • Unused points accumulate from quarter to quarter, until a maximum of 1000 points is reached.  
  • If you do not attend Green River for 6 months, your account will be deleted and all accumulated points lost.

You may add points at a cost of $.05/point to your account by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 print cards (20, 100, and 200pts) at the Paper Tree Bookstore or at the Kent Campus.

More about Your Print Allocation ...

Wireless Access

Current students and guests to GRC should select the GreenRiverWireless network.  On the login screen, you can select the "GatorWIFI Internet Access" button to register for the extended access offered by the GatorWIFI network. Extended WiFi access is granted for the length of the current academic quarter for students and one day for GRC guest users.

Guest options are available for families, guests, and prospective students. Users can connect to the GatorWIFI network for one day access by using one of the following options: 

  • One day only guest WiFi access-- 

a. SMS - users can self‐enroll with a mobile cell phone number, and receive an access code by text message.   

b. Social Media Login - users can login with Facebook, Google, or Linked‐In credentials.

If registering for extended access doesn't work, currently enrolled GRC students can choose the "Or click here for Internet access (Web Login)" link on the login screen to use a current student ID number and password to connect to the wireless. If you use this "Web Login" option, you will need to re-login each time you connect to the GreenRiverWireless network.

If you are using the "Web Login" option: 

  • Make sure you have already set your password on a Green River computer before attempting to login!

 Follow the instructions for your preferred browser:

Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and if prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network. Connect to the Library home page or the Green River home page.

To browse "outside" websites:

  • Go to a site outside of the Green River website such as Google.com.
  • If prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network.
  • A screen appears that seems like an error page, but gives you a choice to do something like "connect anyway". This choice says "not recommended," but select this choice.
  • The next screen will appear with boxes to login with user name and password (same as SID, password for other library machines) if you are using the "Web Login" option. Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a Green River computer before attempting to login!

Firefox version 2 or older

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and if prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network. Connect to the Library home page or the Green River home page.

To browse "outside" websites:

  • Go to a site outside of the Green River website such as Google.com.
  • If prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network.
  • When a certificate notice appears, accept it permanently or temporarily.
  • The next screen will appear with boxes to login with user name and password (same as SID, password for other library machines) if you are using the "Web Login" option. Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a Green River computer before attempting to login!

Firefox version 3

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and if prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network. Connect to the Library home page or the Green River home page.

To browse "outside" websites:

  • Go to a site outside of the Green River website such as Google.com
  • If prompted, select the GreenRiverWireless network.
  • When a box appears that says "Secure Connection Failed." At the bottom of the box, click the link that says "Or you can add an exception…".
  • Click Add Exception at the next prompt.

  • Accept the certificate permanently or temporarily if it appears.

  • The next screen will appear with boxes to login with user name and password (same as SID, password for other library machines) if you are using the "Web Login" option. Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a Green River computer before attempting to login!

Wireless Printing

Students can print PDF, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents from their wireless devices to printers in the Green River open labs in Holman Library (HL) and the Technology Building (TC) using their student email accounts. See the Printing tab for instructions.

Laptops

Laptop user at Holman Library

Holman Library has a limited number of laptops for student use.

Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation Desk and are available for four hours of in-library use. They may not be renewed.

Library laptops have Internet access and Microsoft Office. Students cannot access the Student Network from laptops.

Limited printing is available through the library's "Wireless Printing" options - see the "Printing" tab for more details.

Students are responsible for laptops checked out to them. Please read the full Green River laptop policies and contract.

Usernames & Passwords

USERNAMES AND PASSWORD LOGINS

  1. How to log in to Campus Computers
  2. How to log in to Student Email
  3. How to log in to Canvas (for online classes)
  4. How to log in to Student Virtual Desktop

OFF-CAMPUS DATABASE ACCESS

Currently enrolled students and Green River faculty can use their Green River College ID number to log in to the library databases from off-campus: How to log in to Library Databases.

*Special Note for WOIS (Washington Occupational Information Service) - this database requires a password. Please contact a librarian for help accessing this resource.

If you are having trouble accessing the library's databases, please contact the Reference Desk during the library's open hours or by email at librarian@greenriver.edu