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Library Policies: Computer Labs & Study Rooms

Open Computer Labs: Locations, Software and Services

An open computer lab is available to serve students, faculty, staff, and community residents at each campus libraries. See library hours for schedules.

Services and software:

  • Assistance with basic hardware and software questions
  • Windows 8
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Course-related software
  • High-speed Internet access
  • USB ports and CD and DVD drives
  • Scanning services offered at all libraries 
  • An iMac available at Leesburg campus library
  • Laptop computers available at Leesburg and South Lake for in-house checkout

Study Rooms

Quiet study rooms are available on a first come first served basis at the Leesburg and Sumter campus libraries.

At the South Lake campus, study rooms can be reserved at the Cooper Memorial Library. There are 8 private study rooms for 2-4 people, plus a conference room that seats 12. To reserve a study room, contact the reference desk at 352-536-2275.

Printing, Copying and Faxing

Service Cost Location
Printing $.10 per page for black & white
$.40 per page for color
$.20 per page for color
all campuses
Leesburg
South Lake & Sumter
Copying $.10 per page for black & white
$.20 per page for color
all campuses
Faxing $1.00 per page South Lake Campus only

 

See information on printing from wepa kiosks.

Acceptable Use of Techology

According to LSSC's Information Systems Resources policy, resources are expected to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner in accordance with the mission of LSSC.

Although the libraries do not monitor or censor the use of computers, library patrons should understand that the open display of some materials may create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for others. Library patrons should respect that others may not want to be inadvertently exposed to images they find offensive. Library staff reserve the right to mediate complaints about the display of material and enforce this policy.

Leesburg

The Leesburg campus open computer lab is located in the library and may be used any time the library is open. The lab provides:

  • 36 desktop computers with Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013
  • One iMac with OS X
  • A classroom with an additional 23 computers providing Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013

The library classroom is used primarily for library instruction classes, but is also accessible when classes are not in session and can be used as overflow space as needed. Library staff members are available to assist with computer-related questions.

The Center for Teaching and Learning at the Leesburg campus also has computers available, along with math and English tutors. They provide a scanner and an Optelec machine for reading assistance.

South Lake

Public access computers are available in the following locations:

  • Cooper Memorial Library (on both floors) and in two labs on the second floor which can be used as overflow when classes are not in session
  • UCF's open computer lab, located in Building 2, Room 209, is open to LSSC students
  • In the Learning Center in Building 1, along with math and English tutors.

Cooper Memorial Library computer labs can be booked for library instruction, Blackboard instruction, or final exams. Room 202A has 15 computers and 202B has 20 computers. The rooms can also be combined for large classes.

Library community rooms are also available for free to faculty or to any non-profit groups for presentations to large groups. Each room holds up to 75 people and includes tables, chairs, a laptop with projector and access to the kitchen. Food and drink are allowed.

To reserve Cooper Memorial Library computer labs or the community room, contact the reference desk at 352-536-2275 or email Jan Jackson at jacksonj@lssc.edu or Robin Etter at etterr@lssc.edu

Sumter

All of the PCs in the Sumter Campus Library provide open lab capability. Library staff are available to assist students with computer-related questions.

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed and updated as necessary in order to reflect the changing environment in the college libraries.

 Policy Last Revised August 2015