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Information Commons

Open Computer Lab

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

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.

Holman Library Information Commons

Computers

Holman Library Information Commons

More than 150 computers are available for use by currently registered students in the library Information Commons. 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.

The library also provides wireless access for your laptop.

A limited number of laptops are available for check out.

Printing is not available on laptops or mobile devices.

You are allocated 80MB of space on the Green River server. That's the H: drive. Save your work often, both to a USB drive and your H: drive. The H: drive can only be accessed from networked computers (not laptops). All contents of the H: drive are erased at the end of Spring Quarter.

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

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.
  • Printing is not available on laptops or mobile devices. You must print from a wired computer

Print Allocation

At the beginning of each quarter, all currently enrolled students receive a print allocation credit of 500 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 GRCC for 6 months, your account will be deleted and all accumulated points lost.

You may add points to your account by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 print cards (10, 50, and 100pts) at the Paper Tree Bookstore or at the Kent Campus.

More about Your Print Allocation ...

Wireless Access

You must have a current GRCC account and password to access the wireless network. Follow the instructions for your preferred browser:

Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and 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.
  • 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). Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a GRCC computer before attempting to login!

Firefox version 2 or older

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and 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.
  • 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). Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a GRCC computer before attempting to login!

Firefox version 3

To browse the Green River site: Launch the browser and 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.
  • 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). Login here for full wireless access to the web.
  • Make sure you have already set your password on a GRCC computer before attempting to login!

You must print from a wired computer. You cannot print from any laptop or mobile device.

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.

Printing is not available from laptops. To print, students must save work to a flash drive or send documents by email to themselves. Students may then log in to print from any networked desktop computer.

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