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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

Policies & Services: Convenience Items

General Items and Services

The main and lower levels of the library have computers available on a first-come first-served basis. A valid SUNY Ulster username and password is required to sign on. Users may print to the library printer (see below for more details). All of the computers are equipped with Windows 7 and the Microsoft Office suite.

Black and white printing is available from the computers in the library. Review the Printing at the Library page for more detailed instructions for printing.
Students will receive a print quota of $2 per credit at time of registration. This is granted once a semester. If additional printing monies are needed, additional funds can be requested through the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs (Vanderlyn Hall 250). A SUNY Ulster ID is required to retrieve print jobs. 

Wireless Access
All loaner laptops will automatically connect to the campus wireless network. Wireless access for personal devices is limited to SUNY Ulster students, faculty and staff. For assistance, visit the Reference Desk or the Student Technology Assistance Desk.

There is one copier located in the library,  located to the right of the Circulation desk. Students must swipe their ID card to copy. The cost of copies is deducted from their alotted print balance. The machine will do single or double-sided copies in black and white. It is also possible for students to use the machine to scan to their flash drive.

In addition to the copier/scanner/printer in front of the circulation desk, two scanners attached to student PCs are available. One scanner is located next to the first row of computers in the Reference area and the other is next to the Student Technology Help Desk on the lower level. For assistance, ask a Reference Librarian or Student Tech Help.

Faxing is available through the printer/copier/scanner in front of the Circulation Desk. Swipe your ID card at the machine. Press "Fax" button. Touch "Input Fax No" on screen. Enter Fax number (preceded by 9 for an outside line). Put document in document feeder. Touch "Send" on screen. The cost is as follows:
$1.25 for the 1st page
$1.25 for the 2nd page
$0.50 per page after that.

Lost and Found
Personal items found in the Library will be held behind the Circulation Desk for 7 days. If not claimed within 7 days, items are taken to the SUNY Ulster Security Office located in the lower level of the Hasbrouck Building.

Office Supplies
For your convenience the library offers a variety of office supplies:

  • Staplers
  • Staple removers
  • 3-Hole punch
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencils
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands

Technology to Borrow

Loaner Laptops
SUNY Ulster Students may borrow a laptop from the library Circulation Desk. The laptops are equipped with many standard programs and are configured to print to the library student printer. We also offer laptops with specialized software to accommodate specific programs and special needs of the student body.
You must be a registered student and provide two forms of identification, one of which must be a current SUNY Ulster ID. In addition, a Laptop Loan Agreement must be signed once each semester.
Laptops are for in-library use only. The loan period is 2 hours with the option of one renewal.

All school computers are wiped clean after you log off. Save your documents to an external storage location (e.g. flash drive, Google Drive).

Nook E-book Readers
The library has 10 Nook ebook readers available for a two-week circulation period, with no renewals allowed. Nooks can only be checked out to active SUNY Ulster students with a valid SUNY Ulster ID card. Nooks are intended for college-related use, in accordance with SUNY Ulster's Information Technology Services PolicyEach borrower must complete a Nook Loan Agreement Form each semester.  The form details the borrower's agreement in regard to Nook use. If there is a problem with a Nook, please bring it to the Circulation Desk for assistance. Included in each Nook case will be: 1 Nook Simple Touch, 1 USB cord, 1 wall charger, and a Quick Start Guide.

Flash Drives
Need a quick way to transfer a file to a different computer? Borrow a flash drive.

USB Microphone
For use in the library only.

Charging Station

Dead battery? Don't worry. Come to the library and plug in. Our charging station offers a variety of chargers to fit most personal devices.