Technology

Computers in the Scribner Library

Members of the Skidmore community have access to both Macs and Windows PCs. The majority of these are located on the first floor, and a small computer lab is available on the fourth floor.

All computers require a valid Skidmore username and password for logging in, with the exception of the Library Catalog terminals, which are located, two per floor, on the south (entrance) side of the building. These stations are available for use by the general public to search the physical holdings of the Library.

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Media Services

Wireless Access
Wireless access is available throughout the building, and Skidmore users can connect to either “Skidmore Secure” or “Eduroam” on their mobile devices – your Skidmore login is required.

Guest access is available through the Skidmore Guest network – a valid email address is required.

Questions can be directed to the IT Help Desk at (518) 580-5900.

Off-Campus Access

Remote access to the Library’s electronic resources is available 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection. Skidmore users will be prompted to log in after selecting a resource.

Eduroam
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.

In order to log in to eduroam at a participating institution, use the format “username@skidmore.edu” and your Skidmore password.

List of participating eduroam institutions – https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list

Printing

Three networked, black-and-white printers are available on the first floor of the Scribner Library. Paper recycling bins are located next to each printer and throughout the Library.

Print jobs may be printed at any of four print-release stations in the library: printers labeled Printer 1 and Printer 2 are located closest to the Reference Desk, and Printer 3 is near the IT Help Desk. An additional printer is positioned on the fourth floor of the Library. Walk up to the print-release station of your choice, type in your Skidmore username, and click OK or hit Enter to see a list of your print jobs. Click Print. If you have any questions about printing, ask the Reference Librarian or the IT Help Desk.

Scanning

Multiple scanners are available in Media Services, located on the ground floor (lowest level) of the Library. Media Services has both evening and weekend hours during the academic year.

Copiers

A black-and-white photocopier are located on the first floor of the Scribner Library, near the current periodicals section. The copier accepts coins (10 cents per page) and Skidmore cards. The Campus Card Office recommends students allocate $25 per semester for library photocopiers. If you experience difficulties with your Skidmore Card when using the Library’s copiers, ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk or contact the Bursar/Campus Card Office, Starbuck Center, Lower Level, M-F 8:30am to Noon & 1pm to 4:30pm, (518) 580-5854.

A color copier is available on the ground level in Media Services

Color photocopies are also available at Print Services in Case Center, located in the northeast corner of the 1st floor. Open 8am to 5:00pm (even open during the lunch hours), weekdays.

In Saratoga Springs, photocopies and related services are available at Staples, (518) 581-7298, and FedEx Office, (518) 583-7800.

DVDs & VHS

Videos are purchased for the primary use of faculty in conjunction with courses offered at Skidmore College. When such materials are not being used in courses, they are available for use by any faculty member, staff member or currently-enrolled student of this College.

Equipment
VHS tapes may be viewed on VCRs located in either room 126 or 127 in the Library. DVD players can be found in rooms 126, 127, and the Media Viewing Room. Inquire at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk for more information on media rooms.

These rooms can be reserved in advanced through Skidmore’s room reservation system.

Please call Media Services at (518) 580-5940 for in-class equipment needs.


Circulation
Videos (DVD & VHS) are kept at the Circulation Desk. DVD cases are shelved on the first floor of the library for browsing purposes. Please bring the empty cases of the DVDs you want to borrow to the Circulation Desk. Faculty members requiring videos for courses may borrow these materials in any quantity and for any period which they require. For non-course use, films and videos circulate for five (5) days at a time with the potential for two renewals. Late fees are $1/day per item.
Films (16mm) are kept in storage. Please direct all inquiries to the Circulation Desk.


Reserving a Video for Class Showing
Faculty may reserve a video (VHS/DVD) for class showing by making a request via the Course Reserve System. Please contact the Reserve Assistant at (518) 580-5580 with any questions.

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