Computer Use and Ethernet / Wireless Connections

Our Library is equipped with wireless internet access, covering the whole building. If you have a laptop with a wireless adapter card, you should be able to pick up the signal. The network name is WSML. If you use certain restricted resources (such as online databases), you may be asked to supply your network user ID and password.

For UPSem students, staff and faculty

Your network login (the same one you use for our campus email system or Blackboard) should give you remote access to these resources. Do not use the UTSNT\ prefix; just use the personal name part of your network user ID (such as jane.doe or jdoe).

For students, staff and faculty of BTSR

You may need to check with our Circulation Supervisor, Lisa Janes, to make sure your current user ID and password are entered into our proxy server. Please contact Lisa at 804-278-4335 or ljanes@upsem.edu for further information.


Computers

The computer lab, located on the lower level, is open to all authorized patrons of the Library. Each computer is set up with Microsoft Word and an Internet browser and networked to a laser printer. Please do not attempt to modify these computers in any way. If you have any questions please contact the computer services Help Desk for assistance (x266). See posted policies and procedures. The computer lab closes 30 minutes before the Library closes each night. Storage media are available at the Circulation Desk.  Flash drives are available for purchase.

The computer terminals in the rest of the building (especially in the Reference Room) are to be used for access to our online catalog or the Reference databases. For email, word processing, social networking or other personal use, please go to the computer lab on the lower level.

Use of sexually explicit material on library computers is prohibited. Persons doing so are subject to penalties. We retain the right to determine what is sexually explicit material.

There are also active ethernet ports available in the Reference Room, the Reserve Room and the Instructional Resource Center. In each of these rooms, only a few of the ports are active. Look for a diagram or schematic showing the tables in these rooms — the links that are active are indicated on it. (If you have trouble finding this, please ask for help.) You must have a laptop with an ethernet card and cable to make this connection