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Library Services and Policies

Computer Use Policies

ELAC Library Computer Use Policy

  1. You must be a currently enrolled ELAC student with an ACE account to use the computer workstations.
  2. No personal software can be installed.
  3. Preference will be given to students who use the computers for course assignments; students engaging in non-academic activities may be asked to give up their seat when students are waiting to use computers for academic assignments.
  4. Viewing offensive or pornographic materials is prohibited.
  5. Anyone found violating these policies will be asked to leave, and repeat violators may lose their privilege to use library computers. Students who damage equipment may face disciplinary, civil, or criminal action.
  6. If you have any questions or concerns, or need to report a violation, please talk to a librarian at the Research Help Desk or to staff at the Circulation Desk.

LACC District Computer Use Policies

Saving Documents

  • Save your work frequently to prevent losing data in the event of a power outage or computer malfunction
  • Do not save documents on the computer hard drive. Files are wiped out after computer restarts
  • Save your work on a USB flash drive or student network drive "S" (For student computer only)

Wi-Fi Wireless Access

  • The East Los Angeles College and the library provide wireless access to students, faculty, and staff. This service provides wireless data network access for mobile computing devices such as laptops and smartphones 
  • For wireless setup assistance, speak to an IT personnel available in the library

ACE Login Information (for Computers and Wi-Fi)

Community Computers

  • The library has 3 computers available for community users (non-students) for a maximum of one hour.  However, new students without IDs or students needing to use scanners or DVD players may sign up to use a community computer
  • Sign up at the circulation desk with a driver's license or a government issued ID (required) 
  • No personal software can be installed
  • Viewing offensive or pornographic materials is prohibited 
  • Anyone found violating these policies will be asked to leave, and repeat violators may lose their privilege to use library computers. Students who damage equipment may face disciplinary, civil, or criminal action
  • If you have any questions or concerns, or need to report a violation, please talk to a librarian at the Research Help Desk or to staff at the Circulation Desk

 

Printing and Copying in the Library

Printing

  • Make sure you have enough funds in your student GoPrint account prior to printing. 
  • To add funds to you student account, use the GoPrint add value machines available in the library. 
  • To print, send documents to the GoPrint release stations (located inside the Print Center. or next to the Express Stations).
  • Login to the GoPrint release station to release/print your documents. 
  • Charge for printing from the lab computers: 5 cents (black and white), 25 cents (color).
  • Charge for printing from the community computers: 10 cents (black and white only).


Wireless Printing

Copying

  • Copiers are available on both the first and second floor of the library
  • For help using the copy machines, please ask for help at the Circulation or Tech Help desks
  • Copying cost:  10 cents (B/W) and 25 cents (color)

Library Hardware & Software

Express Workstations (1st and 2nd floor)

  • There are 16 express workstations available for use.
  • The computers are restricted to quick use purposes.  

Open Lab Workstations 

  • There are 119 Windows and 16 MAC workstations available for use, and 3 community computers for non-students.

Software Installed on Library Computers

  • Microsoft Office
    • MS Word
    • MS Excel
    • MS PowerPoint
    • MS Outlook
    • MS Access
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Adobe Reader
  • GoPrint Account Management

ADA Workstations

  • One dedicated Windows computer and a MAC computer is available for use by students with disabilities. 
  • A document enhancer (Alladin) is also available for use. 
  • A dedicated ADA GoPrint printer (B/W) is available for printing.

Audio/Headphones

  • All library computers are set on mute.
  • You may use personal headphones at a low volume (so as not to disturb others) if needed.

Document Scanner

  • Two document scanners are available for faculty, staff, and students
  • There is a 30 minutes time limit on the use of the scanner, unless there is no other patron waiting in line.
  • Library patrons can easily scan newspapers, magazines, documents or books directly without cutting or damaging them

Flatbed Document Scanners and DVD Players

  • Three flatbed document scanners and DVD players are available for use in the community computer area.  
  • Sign up at the circulation desk to use this hardware.
  • Priority would go to the library user needing to use the scanner.

Multi-Device Charging Stations

  • There are two charging stations available located by the entrance of the library.  
  • Library patrons can now charge their portable devices anytime during our hours of operation.

Multi-Device Charging Locker

ELAC library’s multi-device charging locker provides safe and secure charging for laptops, tablets and phones while studying in the library.

There are 10 charging bays available for use. 

  1. Connection types:  8 lightning, 8 micro-USB, 4 type C
  2. One power outlet in each bay

Policy:

  1. There is no cost to use the library’s multi-device charging locker.
  2. Overnight charging is not permitted.  Any equipment left overnight will be turned in to the campus Sheriff’s department.
  3. Patrons unable to retrieve their devices due to forgetting their locker bay number or passcode, may seek assistance from library staff.
  4. During library open hours, there is no time limit to use the charging locker.
  5. Please be sure to silence your device.  Devices emitting loud sound/noise from the charging bay will be removed and turned in to the Sheriff’s department.
  6. The library is not responsible for lost or stolen devices or equipment.  “Your device, your responsibility.”

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