Priority of use. The first priority on all computers in the library is for library research, e.g. searching the catalog or databases, or using Library CD-ROMs. If you are doing personal work (surfing the Internet, checking e-mail, or word processing) and someone needs that computer to do library research, you will be asked to switch computers or to come back later.
Please pay attention to the following rules that allow us to keep the computers open, usable and safe/virus-free. The Library staff and the campus Network Administrator work very hard to keep these computers in good working order. We depend on you to aid, not to hinder our efforts.
- Do not change any settings on the computer (including the background or screen saver.)
- Do not download any programs or files.
- Do not save work to the desktop (you may save your documents on the "t:" drive.)
- Do not store personal information! Remember that these are public computers!
- No minors (anyone under the age of 18) are allowed to use any computer on the HUC-JIR Cincinnati campus, except for HUC interns/volunteers.
- Do not stream audio or video files unless they are work related. Streaming files slows down the network for everyone.
If you need to add a program, or are experiencing problems with connectivity or network resources, please report the situation to a member of the library staff, or to the Network Administrator. Please note that the support and maintenance of these computers are provided solely by the HUC-JIR Cincinnati Network Administrator.
If you have a question about using electronic library resources, ask any of the Library staff.
It is a violation of HUC-JIR policy for personal computers to be connected via network cable to the HUC-JIR network, due to security and virus infection concerns. You may use your laptop anywhere in the library, but, users are NOT allowed to disconnect any computer from the HUC-JIR network and connect their personal computer to it. Also, please make sure that the electrical cords don't cross walkways and create tripping hazards.
Wireless access is not currently available. We are working to have it set up.
The Klau Library, Cincinnati does not charge for printout. Please limit printing to what is necessary to support coursework and related research; also, please remember to retrieve your printout from the Circulation Desk. The Library is NOT the place to print draft or final copies of your thesis or dissertation. If you have a special request related to printing, please ask at the Circulation Desk.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I plug my laptop into the network so that I can print my document?
- No. You'll need to copy the document onto a diskette or USB drive and print from one of the library computers.
- Who can assist me with printing problems?
- Ask one of the Library staff. If we can't help you, we'll contact our Network Administrator.
- Who can help me with formatting problems in Word? or Davka?
- Since the Library is not a computer lab, we don’t know all the features in these programs, but we’ll be happy spend a limited amount of time with you to resolve the problems.
- Who can help me with email problems?
- If you use a campus email address, the Network Administrator can help you. If you use a different program, we will not be able to help.
For further information please use the “ask the librarian” feature on our homepage, or email the Network administrator