Computers, Scanners & More

Note: Due to pandemic spacing precautions, roughly half of our desktop computers will be unavailable.

McCain Library offers access to computers, scanners, photocopiers and more to enable students, staff and faculty to manage and utilize their research more effectively. 


Listed below are the 2 types of computers available to current students, staff and faculty. 

Thin Client Computer Laptop Computer
(With hard drive)
(Check out at Circ Desk)

Computers are located on the Ground Floor and First Floor. Use your network username and password (same as email) to login.  Library laptops may be checked out for 6 hours at the Circulation Desk for in-library use only.  The wireless network also supports laptop use on the Terrace.

Saving Documents
Save all your work to your Google Drive account, a USB, or a free Dropbox account and save every 15 minutes! Any document created on a public computer in McCain Library will be deleted when the user logs out. Computers may log out after 30 minutes of inactivity or if there is a power outage.

Printing costs 6 cents for a single-sided or double-sided black and white page or 12 cents for a single-sided or double-sided color page. Most computers default to double-sided. To print a single-sided sheet go into the Properties section of the print settings to either uncheck "print on both sides" or switch to single-sided printing. 

To print go to File > Print and select "Scottie Printing on Firestar." To release your print job, visit any of the following print stations:

  • (2) Floor 1 (behind the elevator)
  • Ground Floor (in an alcove behind the spiral stairs)

For color printing change the print setting to color.

Software/Programs Available
Click here for a list of software and programs accessible on McCain Library computers.


In addition to the scanner available on the First Floor of McCain Library, each of the print stations noted above include the ability to scan and email. Several additional scanners are available in the Technology Production Studio (TPS), located on the Ground Floor of the building.  Exit the library portion of the building and turn right down the hallway.  The Technology Production Studio will be on your left. 


Photocopying is available from each of the three print stations noted above.  Each copy costs 10 cents per side.  A single-sided copy will cost 10 cents and a double-sided copy will cost 20 cents.