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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Welcome Visitors!

Connecting Your Laptop to the Internet

laptopConnect to the "Carleton Guest" wireless network to register your computer on our network.

Using Library Computers

bridge machinesThe computers behind the Research/IT Desk are always logged in and ready to go. Look up books and send files to the printer without waiting for a computer to turn on.

For the guest password for the lab computers, just ask at any service desk.

Every lab computer can boot up as either a Mac or a Windows computer. Each computer is loaded with a full suite of software for Mac and Windows.

If you have questions about specific software, please ask at the Research/IT desk or call 507.222.5999.

Please note that computers are meant primarily for student use. Please respect their needs, particularly in the afternoon and evening. (See the Computers policy.)


Copying and Scanning in the Library

Scan your documents for free. There are two ways:

  • Flatbed scanners in the Reference room will scan images to the computers they're connected to. Instructions are posted next to the scanners.
  • Two of the printers (the ones with the photocopy apparatus on top) will scan to an email (PDF and image files).

How To scan:

  • On the display panels, enter "1" as the username and "0" as the password.
  • Click through the resulting screens until you get to a menu that includes "Scan and Send" as an option.
  • Select "Scan and Send" and then "New Destination"
  • Enter your email address and select "OK."
  • Scan your documents, and when you're done touch the "Start Sending" button.

Photocopy documents using your Friend of the College card or Carleton Affiliate card:

Photocopying is currently in flux in at Carleton. If scanning to email will work for you, we encourage that process during this transition. If scanning won't work for you, please see someone at the Research/IT desk for assistance.

Assistive Technology in the Library

Have trouble reading, typing, or writing by hand? The library has assistive technology to help you.