Equipment and Software
There are over 200 Dell desktop computer stations located throughout the library, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for a maximum of eight (8) hours. All computers require a login. WSSU patrons log-in with their ID number. Visiting patrons must get a temporary sign in from the Information Commons Desk.
Note: Files can only be saved on external sources. Please remember to save your work frequently to avoid losing your work!
All hardware items have a 5 hour checkout period, for use inside of the library only. A Ram card and another form of photo ID are required to check out hardware items. Library Staff will check out items by scanning the item to a patrons account. Staff will not only check it out onto the patron's account, but will also hold/obtain a valid Ram Card for security measures when checking out any of these items. The cards will be safely kept at the Information Commons Desk.
Copy machines are located on the First Floor, West Wing in Information Commons and on the Second Floor, West Wing just outside of the Media Center. Money for copying must be on your Ram Card. Copies are 10 cents per page.
Image Scanners are located on select computers in the Information Commons area First Floor, West Wing. An Information Commons staff member is available to assist patrons with using the scanners.
USB headsets, microphones, and headphones, can be checked out in Information Commons.
iPads can be checked out in Information Commons. Patron registration is required each semester for use of these items. They can be used wirelessly anywhere in the building. Upon return, all iPads are inspected and there is a $1,500 fee for lost or damaged equipment.
O'Kelly Library has Dell laptops, which are available at the Circulation desk. Patron registration is required each semester to use these laptops. They can be used wirelessly anywhere in the building. Upon return, all laptops are inspected and there is a $1,500 fee for lost or damaged equipment.
Throughout the library are wide LCD panels, where information pertaining to the library and its services are posted. Panels located in the Library Foyer, behind the Circulation desk and in front of the Media Center, are used to update library services and information for patrons.
In the Information Commons area, the panels are used as research tools for group projects. There are also panels in some of the group meeting rooms.
Located in the Information Commons section of the Library are 2 MediaScape Tables and 1 mobile unit. There are MediaScape tables in rooms 305 and 206, as well. The MediaScape Tables allow groups to display what is on a laptop, tablet or smartphone on the LCD panel. Participants can switch between their devices to take turns displaying their screen. MediaScape Tables boost collaboration and help groups excel.
Connection to the tables requires a HDMI cord. HDMI connector cables are available for checkout from Information Commons.
Two Microfiche/film readers are in the library. One is located on the Second Floor, West Wing, near the balcony and the other is located in the WSSU Archives area, First Floor, East Wing. Both locations are equipped with a printer. Microforms are arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the journal, near the balcony area Second Floor, West Wing. The collection of materials includes some titles, prior to 2000 and various current volumes.