Computing at the University Library

The University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center provides a variety of computing resources to Sonoma students, faculty and staff.

Accessible Workstations - available to SSU students, staff and faculty only

Locations of Accessible Workstations in the Library

  • First Floor - In front of the Writing Center - Schulz 1103(Two Workstations)
  • Second Floor - In Multimedia area (Two Workstatiosn)
  • Third Floor - Schulz 3046 (One Workstation)

Accessible Workstation Features

Each accessible workstation in the University Library has the following assistive technology hardware and software:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech Recognition Software)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (Text-to-Speech Software)
  • JAWS (Screen Reader Software)
  • Zoomtext (Screen Magnification Software)
  • Height-Adjustable Tables
  • Document Scanners
  • Large Monitors

Assistive Technology Software Descriptions

What is Dragon Naturally Speaking?

Dragon Naturally Speaking can help students who have difficulty using the keyboard or mouse. It allows the student to use his/her voice to dictate text, edit and control windows applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, the internet and email.

Recommended Users: Students with physical disabilities

What is Kurzweil 3000?

Kurzweil 3000 is designed to help improve reading and writing. Commonly DSS will take a student's textbook, scan it, and convert it to a Kurzweil file. Students then use the Kurzweil software to both read and hear their textbooks on the computer.

Recommended Users: Students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder

What is JAWS?

JAWS is a screen reading software designed to provide computer access or students who are blind. JAWS reads the information on computer screens using synthesized speech, allowing students to use programs like Microsoft Word, as well as the internet.

Recommended Users: Students who are blind

What is ZoomText?

Zoomtest helps students with low vision enlarge and enhance everything on the computer screen, making all the information easy to see and maneuver. Most students just use the magnification tool, but they can also change background colors, as well as have the information on the computer screen read aloud to them.

Recommended users: Students with low vision.

Computers and Software

The Library has 135 workstations (Macs & PC's) with internet access & a variety of software. Library computers require all current students, faculty and staff to login using their Seawolf IDs. More about authentication.

Please note: Personal files should be saved on a portable storage device ( zip, cd, flash drives, etc.), or sent to yourself via email. Library computers will delete personal files when they are rebooted at the end of each day.

Equipment:

First Floor:

  • Information Commons

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 38
      • DVD/CD R/W
      • USB Ports located on reverse of monitor
    • 4 Quick Search stations (limited to quick look-ups only)

Second Floor:

  • Multimedia/K-12 Area

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 10
      • DVD-R & CD R/W
      • USB Port located on reverse of monitor
    • 2 Quick Search stations (limited to quick look-ups only)
  • Library Instruction Room, 2050

    Note: this room may be used for research when it is not being used for library instruction.  Check the schedule at the door of the room.  You may be asked to leave if the space is needed for a class.

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 34
      • DVD/CD R/W
      • USB Ports located on reverse of monitor
  • Reference Area

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 26
      • DVD/CD R/W
      • USB Ports located on reverse of monitor
  • Digital Lab

    • iMacs - 11
      • DVD/CD R/W
      • 2 scanners
      • USB Ports located on reverse of monitor
  • Information/Check-Out Desk

    • 6 Quick Search stations (limited to quick look-ups only)

Third floor:

  • Stacks, north

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 8
      • CD R/W
      • USB Port located on reverse of computer
    • 1 Quick Search station (limited to quick look-ups only)
  • Stacks, south

    • iMacs - Dual Boot (OSX and Windows 7) - 8
      • CD R/W 6
      • USB Port located on reverse of computer
    • 4 Quick Search stations (limited to quick look-ups only)

Software

Software is standardized on the public machines and includes:

Windows 7

  • Adobe Reader
  • E-Views
  • Firefox
  • Food Processor - limited to 5 licences
  • Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Google Earth
  • Internet Explorer
  • iTunes
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office 2010:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Access
    • Publisher
  • Quicktime
  • Realplayer
  • Windows Media Player
  • SPSS
  • TEX - LaTeX
  • Putty

OSX

  • iMol
  • Artstor offline viewer
  • Adobe Reader
  • Apple DVD Player
  • Fetch
  • Geometer's SketchPad
  • iDVD
  • iTunes
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office 2011
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
  • Windows Media Player
  • Firefox
  • QuickTime Player
  • RealPlayer
  • Safari
  • SimpleText / TextEdit
  • TEX - LaTeX
  • Goliath

Digital Lab

This is a SELF-SERVICE lab offering 10 Mac stations available for page layout, scanning, image-editing, photo-retouching, web design, and web graphics solutions for SSU students, staff, and faculty only.

Equipment & Software

  • All stations burn CDs, DVD+R, and print both greyscale and color options.  Three stations have scanners.
  • Printing costs 10¢/page for black & white and $1/page for color.

The Digital Lab is not available to classes. Faculty who wish to use a lab for their classes should check the IT Computer Labs webpage and submit an IT Computer Lab Scheduling Request.

Digital Lab

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Acrobat XI Pro
    • Adobe Audition CC
    • Adobe Muse
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • After Effects CC
    • Bridge
    • Dreamweaver CC
    • Encore
    • Fireworks
    • Flash Builder 4.6 Premium Edition
    • Flash Professional CC
    • Illustrator CC
    • InCopy CC
    • Lightroom
    • InDesign CC
    • Lightroom
    • Media Encoder CC
    • Photoshop CC
    • Prelude CC
    • SpeedGrad CC
  • GarageBand
  • iDVD
  • iMovie 09
  • Microsoft Office 2011
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
  • Text Wrangler

Other campus labs http://www.sonoma.edu/it/students/labs.html

Printing from the Print Release Stations

$.10/page B/W, $1.00/page color.

To send your print job:

  1. Print your document normally from the application you are using.
  2. Select the printer. Color prints are picked up in the Information Commons on the first floor.

    Macintosh Printer Selection

    Macintosh printer selection screen

    Windows Printer Selection

    Windows printer selection screen
  3. Enter a name of your choosing to describe the print job.
  4. Enter your full name, e.g., Jane Patron. Use names that are unique.
  5. A print notification will appear showing the number of pages, the cost to print them, and the location of the Print Release Station where the document(s) can be picked up.
  6. Go to the appropriate Print Release Station.

Macintosh - Add name and print job

Macintosh file name selection

Windows - Add name and print job

Windows file and patron name selection

Print Notification Screen

Screenshot of cost of print page in Pharos for the Mac

To release your print job:

There are currently four Print Release Stations controlling six printers in the Library, located in the following areas:

First Floor North- Information Commons- two black-and-white printers and 1 color printer

Location of printers on first floor

Second Floor North

  • Reference Area- two black-and-white printers

Location of printers on second floor

  1. Once you have located the appropriate Print Release Station, move the mouse to exit the screensaver and move it again to show the print job queue.
  2. Choose the job(s) you wish to print by clicking on its name with the mouse. The names you filled in the two dialog boxes (one dialog box on a Windows machine) are used to identify your job.
  3. The system will let you know how much it will cost to print your document(s). Insert coins into the cash machine next to the Print Release Station. Change will be given for any amount not used. Currency includes nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar denominations of $1.
  4. Click "Print" to send the selected jobs to the printer. Once these are successfully sent, the printer will produce the page(s) and change will be given if applicable.
  5. Click on "Log Off & Receive Change" button.

Note: If you have jobs you do not wish to print, they will eventually be automatically purged from the system after three hours.

If there is a problem with the print job, ask for help at the nearest public service desk. They will call tech support for you.

Wireless Network Access

  • Wireless access is available in all public areas of the University Library for SSU students and employees.
  • Access the wireless network using your Seawolf ID and password (the same you use to access campus email, Peoplesoft, and Moodle). You will get full speed and full network access as you would in campus offices or computer labs.
  • IT Guest Access

Laptops

  • If your laptop has a wireless network card, you can use the Campus's wireless technology to get online.
  • Laptop Docking Stations are available throughout the library and provide power and "wired" network access.

Assistance

Limited assistance with wireless and laptop access is available in the Information Commons on the first floor of the University Library. Information Technology's Help Desk (across the patio) also provides limited assistance.