Pull up a chair and browse the library’s resources! The LLC recently inherited some tablets, which have been repurposed for public use. Several tablets are now placed in various locations around the main floor and upper level of the library. The tablets have been set up with a public profile, which means they do not require a login. This allows all library patrons to access information.
To start a browsing session, simply turn on the tablet (slide button at the top left corner). Once the tablet displays the welcome screen, drag your finger from the bottom of the screen to the top (See picture below). This will bring up a login screen. Click on the llc profile. You do not need your CSC credentials to use the tablets.
All of the tablets have desktop shortcuts to resources which may be useful to CSC students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons. Each tablet has shortcuts to Westlaw, Sakai, EagleMail, the LLC’s book catalog, the LLC’s article databases, BBC, and CNN. Patrons can also use the tablets to navigate to other research-related sites by using the browser. The tablets are touchscreen, and they are also equipped with a stylus for greater precision.
Library patrons are encouraged to take a tablet to a comfortable chair or other relaxing spot in the library. When finished, we just ask that you turn the tablet off (don’t log off) and return the tablet to its docking stations.
The tablets are older, so they run a bit slow. They are best suited for casual browsing. Individuals that want more robust computing, or require access to their Z Drive, should use one of the many computers located throughout the library. Library visitors who do not have CSC credentials can use one of the dedicated public access computers on the main floor of the library. Ask at the circulation or reference desk for more information.