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About the Library

In this Research Guide, you will learn about the library and all services provided.

Computers and Printers

Public Workstations

Computer Area

The PGCC Library offers 34 computers for use by students and other library patrons. These computers are located on the first floor near the information service desk. The computers provide access to all PGCC electronic resources, including the Library's catalog, e-books and research databases. Users will need to log in with their Owl Link ID and password. Library staff at a service desk may login patrons if ID and password are not available. 

Computer use is first-come-first-served. There is no sign-up or time limit; however, priority is given to those who need use of the computers for research purposes as opposed to recreational use.

Photocopiers and Printer

Printer

 

The photocopiers are located next to the Accokeek Cafe on the 1st floor. Photocopy print jobs cost 10 cents per page.

The printer is located on the 1st floor at the Circulation Desk. There is a 10 cents per page fee for black and white printing and a 25 cents per page fee for printing in color. Payments for printing are to be made at the Circulation Service Desk at the time one retrieves a print job.

A tocuhscreen scanner is available on the first floor. Patrons are able to scan books and documents into searchable PDF, Word doc, JPEG with the click of a button. Send scanned files to email, smartphone, tablet as well as Google Drive at no cost. Fees for printing scans are: 10 cents black & white and 25 cents for color.

Wireless Network

Wireless Networking

A wireless network is available in the PGCC library to provide access to the Internet. Connecting to the Internet requires a wireless-enabled device. A brochure on how to access the Library's wireless network may be obtained at the Circulation Services or Reference Information Desk.

Using Windows XP or 7:

1. Most computers should detect the signal automatically and notify you that it is available. If it is, left-click the wireless icon in the system tray, then select: PGCC-AIR and Connect

2. If Step 1 does not work, configure the computer manually by completing the following steps:

a. Click Start - Settings - Network Connections

b. Right-click Wireless Network - Properties

c. Click the Wireless Networks tab View Wireless Networks, then highlight PGCC-AIR

d. If the Wireless Networks tab is not available, then right-click the Wireless Network icon from the previous window - enable. Then repeat steps (b) and (c)

e. Click the Connect button and continue anyway if prompted

f. The screen should read PGCC-AIR is connected. Close all open windows.

3. Once connected to the network, open your Internet browser. It should immediately redirect you to the Portal Login page.
Portal Login Page

4. Please read the instructions on the Portal Login page and then login with your e-mail address.

Assistance

If you have questions or need assitance, please contact the Technology Services HelpDesk.

E-mail: helpdesk@pgcc.edu
Telephone: 301-546-0637
Location: Bladen Hall 106
Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 8 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: closed

PGCC Library Guidelines for Acceptable Computer Use

The following guidelines apply to all students, faculty, staff and county residents using the Prince George's Community College Library computers. Violation of guidelines may result in denial of access to library computing resources and may be subject to other penalties and disciplinary action.

Authorized personnel routinely monitor the activity of those using library computer resources. Users waive their rights to privacy while utilizing College technology resources. Please refer to the College’s “Acceptable Use Policy” regarding Monitoring Standards and Procedures.

By using this computer you agree to:

  • Refrain from sharing of user accounts.
  • Avoid developing, displaying, or sending threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, or harassing language and/or materials, including pornography and weapons of any type.
  • Resist game playing, including computer generated and hand held games.
  • Avoid use of e-mail, except for class assignments, and avoid use of chat rooms.
  • Refrain from use of this computer for commercial activities and private ventures.
  • Comply with copyright and proprietary database license agreements.
  • Abstain from acts which incapacitate, compromise, or vandalize and violate federal and/or state laws.
  • Avoid altering or attaching equipment to computer hardware and/or installing software. Flash drive/memory stick use is allowed.
  • Consume food and beverages away from the computer area.
  • Adhere to time limits, when imposed.
  • Computers are to be used as an educational resource. The Library staff reserves the right to request identification from those who violate guidelines.

Other Computer Labs

The Open Computer Labs are designed for students who need to use Word and other Microsoft Office programs and classroom software. Open Computer Labs are for use of students and employees only.
Locations:
 
  • Bladen Hall
  • Center for Advanced Technology
Information about policies and hours of availability is found here: Open Lab Hours