Technology

Computers & Internet

Location & Type of Computers Available for Use

There are PCs running Windows 7 in the Information Hub in Magill Library, on the Main floor of the White Science Library, and in the Reading & Listening Rooms of the Union Music Library.

There are Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on the 3rd Tier of Magill Library.

In addition to computers in the Libraries, there are also other computing places on campus. View more about them on IITS's computing labs webpage.

Log In to Public Computers

To learn how to log in to a public computer in the Libraries, choose the option that best describes you:

All current Haverford community members may use public computers in the Libraries. To log in for the first time, follow the instructions on the login screen. Every subsequent login will be your HaverApps username and the password set up when you logged in for the first time (which may or may not be your HaverApps password).

To reset or change your network login, contact IITS or see any library front desk.

All current Bryn Mawr community members may use public computers in the Libraries. To log in, use your email address (including @brynmawr.edu) and password.

If you experience any issues logging in, notify and get help from any library front desk.

Current Swarthmore community members may use public computers in the Libraries. Please go to any library front desk with current Swarthmore College ID to obtain a unique username and password.

All Haverford alumni may use public computers in the Library. Please go to any library front desk with a current Driver's License to obtain a unique username and password.

Please note that computer access is limited to 1 hour at a time in order to accomodate current student and faculty needs.

Visiting Researchers and Guests may use public computers in the Library. Please go to any library front desk with a current Driver's License to obtain a unique username and password.

Please note that computer access is limited to 1 hour at a time in order to accomodate current student and faculty needs.

Wireless Internet

Wireless is available in most places in the Libraries. For more information on how to connect, please visit IITS's webpage about wireless networking.

Multimedia

Multimedia Stations


Besides the Libraries' technology-rich group study rooms, there are individual video viewing stations in Magill Library (1st Tier), which have international DVD players, a Blu-ray player, and PAL/NTSC videocassette player. Union Music Library also has a videocassette viewing station.

Audio listening stations—including an LP turntable and cassette deck—can be found in the Union Music Library (listening room).

If you would like to check out headphones or portable all-region DVD players to use while in the library, click here to find out more.

Print

Black & White

Networked black-and-white printers are available in all Haverford libraries. The Library pays for the printing needs of Tri-College students, faculty, and staff; visitors to the campus who print are requested to reimburse the Library at a cost of 10¢ per page. Each circulation desk accepts reimbursements for printing.



Color

Public color printing is available in both Magill and the Science Library through color Multi-Function Printer machines (MFP). Magill’s color MFP is located in the Information Hub and the Science Library's color MFP is located on the 1st level.

The cost is 25¢ per page for all users. HC students will be charged through their student account at the end of each semester. HC faculty and staff will be charged through their departments. Users need their OneCard to activate the process. All other Tri-Co patrons must check out a by-pass card from the Circulation Desk in each library and pay in cash when returning the card.



  1. Select the Campus Color Public Labs printer from the available printers.
  2. After selecting the printer, a pop up box will appear. Your Haverford email username (e.g. "bsquirrel") should be in the box. If not, type it in the box, then click Next.
  3. Another window will then appear with PUBLIC_PRINTING listed. Click this code and press Print. If the code doesn’t appear, enter an asterisk (*) then click search.
  4. Go to the printer and wave your OneCard near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  5. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You'll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  6. Press the Print Release option. You'll see your print job and its cost displayed. Click Print if you'd like to print the job, or Delete if you don’t wish to print the job.
  7. When you've completed your transaction, click the HOME icon in the top left corner of the display panel, then Sign Out.
  8. These charges will be billed to you by the Business Office at the end of the semester.


  1. Select the Campus Color Public Labs printer from the available printers.
  2. After selecting the printer, a pop up box will appear. Enter the username typed on the card you borrowed at the Circulation Desk in the box (e.g. "MagillMFP1"). Click Next.
  3. Another window will then appear with PUBLIC_PRINTING listed. Click this code and press Print. If the code doesn't appear, enter an asterisk (*) then click search.
  4. Go to the printer and wave the card you borrowed from the Circulation Desk near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  5. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You'll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  6. Press the Print Release option. You'll see your print job and its cost displayed. Click Print if you'd like to print the job, or Delete if you don't wish to print the job.
  7. When you've completed your transaction, click the HOME icon, in the top left corner of the display panel, then Sign Out.
  8. Return the card to the Circulation Desk and pay for your prints.

Color prints can also be made at the Digital Print Center.



Poster

Magill Library offers a walk-up poster printing service during the following hours:

Monday – Friday8:15am – 4pm
Saturday10am – 5pm

At any time, you can e-mail your request to Norm Medeiros and Theresa Donahue. Posters are printed during the hours listed above; you will be e-mailed when it is ready. Please make sure that the completed poster is saved in either a PDF or JPG format.


Please inquire at the Research or Circulation Desks about this service. Posters needed for a class presentation are free of charge. Posters needed for club, organization or personal use will cost $10 (cash only, please).



  1. Create a poster using this PowerPoint template. As you create your poster, please mind the following:
    • If you choose to paste content from other files/sources, use the "Paste Special..." option:
      - for PC users, use "Paste Special..." and choose metafile
      - for Mac users, use "Paste Special..." and choose picture
    • Elements (images, text, etc.) on your poster will appear much larger in print. It is important, then, to set the template zoom to 100% when gauging size.
    • Please ensure that no more than 30% of the total area has a colored background.
    • If it is necessary to have the higher resolution on your pictures, then please have the poster ready early so that the processing on the printer (which can take as long as 1 hour) will not tie up the printer for others to use to meet deadlines.
  2. Once finished, save the PowerPoint file as a JPEG.
  3. Store the JPEG on a flash/USB drive to bring with you to print from.

Scan

Public scanning is available in all libraries using the Multi-Function Printer machines (MFP) and is free of charge.

If you are a Haverford user, you will use your OneCard to activate the process. Scans can either be sent to your Haverford e-mail account (by choosing the "E-mail" function) or saved to a shared network folder (by choosing the "Network Folder" function).

If you are a Bryn Mawr or Swarthmore community member, you will need to check out a guest card from the Circulation Desk in each library to activate the scanning process. Scans can be saved to a shared network folder (by choosing the "Network Folder" function).



  1. Wave your OneCard near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, please seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  2. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You'll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  3. Press the E-mail option.
  4. The TO and FROM should auto-populate with your name, which corresponds to your Haverford email account. You can add a subject and file name for your scan if you wish.
  5. If you have loose documents to scan, place them in the document feeder. Push them in firmly, then click the green START button.
  6. If what you wish to scan is not loose, open the cover and place the first page on the glass. Click the green START button. The system will respond with Scanning Job Build Segment. You will be prompted to Finish or Scan. If you have more pages to scan, place the next one on the glass, then click Scan. When finished, click Finish.
  7. The system will prompt you to stay logged in or sign out. Click YES if you wish to continue scanning; NO if you wish to sign out of the device.
  8. If you don't see your scanned PDF in your inbox, check your spam folder.


  1. Wave the card you borrowed from the Circulation Desk near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, please seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  2. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You'll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  3. Use the down arrow on the right side of the display to scroll to the Network Folder option. Click it.
  4. Click the Public Labs option on the left. This will populate the correct folder directory on the right side of the display.
  5. Click the bmc-sc default. Using the pop-up keypad, type a new filename for your scan.
  6. If what you wish to scan is not loose, open the cover and place the first page on the glass. Click the green START button. The system will respond with Scanning Job Build Segment. You will be prompted to Finish or Scan. If you have more pages to scan, place the next one on the glass, then click Scan. When finished, click Finish.
  7. The system will prompt you to stay logged in or sign out. Click YES if you wish to continue scanning; NO if you wish to sign out of the device.
  8. Log into a public computer. On the desktop double-click the Scan-to-Folder icon. You will see your scan. After you've printed, emailed, or saved it, please delete it from the folder.
  9. When you're finished, please return the card to the Circulation Desk.

Faculty engaged in course-related projects involving significant numbers of digital images may wish to contact Julie Coy to learn about shared image collections in the ARTstor digital library.

Copy

Black & White

Public photocopiers are located in all Haverford libraries. Photocopiers accept coins and small bills ($1 or $5). Copies are 15¢ for letter and legal size (8.5"x11" and 8.5"x14", respectively) and 30¢ for ledger (11"x17"). Note that OneCards may not be used to pay for photocopies.

In lieu of photocopying, members of the Tri-Co community may also choose to scan and print for free. (See the instructions for each above.)



  1. Using coins or cash ($1 and $5), place money into the tower to the left of the device.
  2. Place single page on glass or in feeder tray on top of device.
  3. Check settings.
  4. Press the green "START" button.
  5. Change will be dispensed from the tower. Please note that only coins will be disbursed as change. Smaller bills are available at the Circulation Desk in Magill.



Color

Public color photocopiers are located in both Magill and the Science Library through Multi-Function Printer machines (MFP). Magill’s MFP is located in the Information Hub and the Science Library's MFP is located on the 1st level.

The cost is 50¢ per page for all users. HC students will be charged through their student account at the end of each semester. HC faculty and staff will be charged through their departments. Users need their One Card to activate the process. All other Tri-Co patrons must check out a by-pass card from the Circulation Desk in each library and pay in cash when returning the card.



  1. Wave your OneCard near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  2. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You’ll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  3. Press the Copy option.
  4. Place the sheet(s) you wish to copy on the glass or in the document feeder and press the green START button.
  5. When you've completed your transaction, click the HOME icon in the top left corner of the display panel, then Sign Out.
  6. PLEASE NOTE: Although on-screen charges do not appear, you will be billed 50¢ per copy by the Business Office at the end of the semester.


  1. Wave the card you received from the Circulation Desk near the rectangular reader on the front of the device. You should hear a beep. If you don't, please seek help at the Circulation Desk.
  2. The device will display "Authenticating" before taking you to the menu. You'll know you credentialed correctly if Sign Out is noted in the bottom right-hand side of the display panel.
  3. Press the Copy option.
  4. Place the sheet(s) you wish to copy on the glass or in the document feeder and press the green START button.
  5. When you've completed your transaction, click the HOME icon in the top left corner of the display panel, then Sign Out.
  6. PLEASE NOTE: Although on-screen charges do not appear, you will be charged 50¢ per copy.
  7. Return the card to the Circulation Desk and pay for your copies.
 

Other Technology

If you're interested in borrowing things like iPads, check out what's available.