Library Technology Overview
Computers: There are many computers on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and Concourse Level of the library.
- Most of these computers (PCs & Macs) require a GC network login and provide access to a wide variety of software. Library visitors without a GC account can ask for a guest login at either the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk. In order to receive a guest login, visitors must provide a CUNY ID or official state-issued ID.
- Some public (unlocked) computers are also available on the 1st floor and 2nd floor. These computers only have a web browser and basic text editor.
Wi-Fi: The Graduate Center has two wireless networks: GCcommunity (login with GC network account credentials) and GCguest (no login required). All library resources are available on the wi-fi networks.
Printing: Users with a GC network account receive free and unlimited printing. Non-GC users may save to a USB drive and print from the copy machine on the 1st floor (a prepaid copy card is required). A color printer is available in the Mac Media Lab on the Library Concourse (basement) level. Printing over the wireless network is not available. See the "Printing" box on the right for more information.
Scanners: Flatbed book scanners and a KIC bookeye (overhead) scanner are located near the reference desk on 2nd floor. Patrons may save scans to USB drives or email the file directly from the scanning workstation.
Software: See the "Software" box to the right.
Microform/film/fiche: Readers are available on 2nd floor near reference desk for free scanning to PDF. PDFs may be saved on a USB drive or e-mailed.
Photocopies: A color/B&W copy machine available on the 1st floor requires a prepaid copy card. Non-GC visitors may use this machine to print from a USB drive. Free scanning is available as an alternative.
Policies: See CUNY's Computer Use Policy.
- Printing for GC Account Holders: Once you send a print job to the printer, visit and use the print-release station to release and pick up the print job. Additional printers are on the Concourse level computer lab and in department labs. Color printing is available in the Mac Media Lab on the Concourse level. Report printer problems to the IT Help Desk on the Library Concourse level, 212-817-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Printing for Guests: B&W and color printing is available to non-Graduate Center visitors using the photocopier on the first floor of the library (near the Circulation Desk). To use this machine for printing, save documents to a USB flash drive as PDF, TIFF or XPS files. Prints cost $0.15 per page and can be paid using a copy/print card, which can be purchased from dispensers on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library. Buy the card with a $1 bill, then re-insert the card to add more value. Cards are reusable but not transferrable to other libraries. Report library photocopier problems to the Circulation Desk, 212.817.7083 or email@example.com.
XEROX User’s Guide (Note: Not all functions available)
The following software applications are available at the GC and are set up to be used with the operating systems indicated:
- Windows: Adobe Acrobat Prof, ArcGIS, EViews, Firefox, Gaussian, Internet Explorer, Library Databases, LIWC, Maple, Matlab, Microsoft Office Access, Provalis, Salt, SAS, SPSS (IBM SPSS Statistics), STATA, and Wolfram Mathmatica
- Mac: Adobe Creative Suite, Firefox, Gaussian, and Microsoft Office Access
- Linux: Firefox, Gaussian
- Citrix environment: Adobe Acrobat Prof, ArcGIS, Audiology Education 2, EViews, HLM, Library Databases, Maple, Matlab, Microsoft Office Access, QSR Nvivo, RightFax – Fax Util, SAS, and SPSS (IBM SPSS Statistics)
For the most up-to-date software availability, see IT's list of software.
Please Note: Not all software applications are available in public spaces. The following software applications are available in specified locations only: LIWC (Psychology Student Areas), Provalis (Room 5487), and Salt (Speech and Student Hearing Area).