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In addition to books and movies, the circulation desk lends out some technical items and offers other services such as ILL.
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In addition to books and movies, the circulation desk lends out some technical equipment and offers other services such as ILL.
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== What equipment do we have? ==
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The Circulation Desk lends out lots of different equipment. To see our offerings and check their availability status:
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# go to [http://go.middlebury.edu/midcat go/midcat]
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# in the "GENRE" category, search for "equipment".
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# midcat will display all the Circulation Desk's equipment offerings.
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Among other things, we lend out:
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* Laptops
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* Computer speakers
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* LCD projectors
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* iPods
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* Graphing calculators
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* Camcorders
  
 
== Loaner Laptops ==
 
== Loaner Laptops ==
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* Faculty and Staff can log onto the faculty/staff loaner laptops with their username and password '''provided they have logged onto that computer as themselves at least once while connected to the campus network'''.
 
* Faculty and Staff can log onto the faculty/staff loaner laptops with their username and password '''provided they have logged onto that computer as themselves at least once while connected to the campus network'''.
 
* The laptops do have a local account that can be used, and instructions for logging in to that account are included with each loaner.
 
* The laptops do have a local account that can be used, and instructions for logging in to that account are included with each loaner.
* The Helpdesk can assist in cases when neither of the above options work. (Helpdesk staff, see: https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/hi/Loaner_Laptops )
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* The Helpdesk can assist in cases when neither of the above options work. (Helpdesk staff, see: https://mediawiki.middle
 
 
== LCD Projectors ==
 
 
 
Students, faculty, and staff can loan out LCD projectors from the circulation desk both at the main library and at Armstrong. To check on the availability of these projectors, go to [http://go.middlebury.edu/midcat go/midcat] and search for "lcd projector".
 
  
 
== InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and ILLiad ==
 
== InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and ILLiad ==
  
 
Questions on using ILL (Inter-Library Loan) or ILLiad should be directed to the ILL department x5498.  Including password reset questions.  Answers to common questions can be found here: http://ill.middlebury.edu/illiad/FAQ.html
 
Questions on using ILL (Inter-Library Loan) or ILLiad should be directed to the ILL department x5498.  Including password reset questions.  Answers to common questions can be found here: http://ill.middlebury.edu/illiad/FAQ.html

Revision as of 11:02, 12 October 2009

In addition to books and movies, the circulation desk lends out some technical equipment and offers other services such as ILL.

What equipment do we have?

The Circulation Desk lends out lots of different equipment. To see our offerings and check their availability status:

  1. go to go/midcat
  2. in the "GENRE" category, search for "equipment".
  3. midcat will display all the Circulation Desk's equipment offerings.

Among other things, we lend out:

  • Laptops
  • Computer speakers
  • LCD projectors
  • iPods
  • Graphing calculators
  • Camcorders

Loaner Laptops

Circulation (x5494) handles all loaning of computers. Only faculty and staff can check out computers out of the library. The loan period is normally two weeks, but this can be negotiated when a faculty member needs a computer for longer.

Online there is a list of the fac/staff loaner laptops available at the circ desk. Go to go/midcat and searching by keywords "faculty laptop". Click on the PC or Mac Laptop items that appear to see the status of each loaner laptop.

Logging in to student loaner laptops (Mac and PC)

The short-term loaner laptops for students at the Circulation Desk should automatically log-in to a local account called "walk-up". If you get prompted to log into one of these computers, just reboot it and it will automatically log in as "walk-up".

Logging in to Mac loaner laptops for faculty and staff

The short-term Mac loaner laptops for students at the Circulation Desk should automatically log-in to a local account. If you get prompted to log into one of these computers, just reboot it and it will automatically log in.

Logging in to PC loaner laptops for faculty and staff

  • Faculty and Staff can log onto the faculty/staff loaner laptops with their username and password provided they have logged onto that computer as themselves at least once while connected to the campus network.
  • The laptops do have a local account that can be used, and instructions for logging in to that account are included with each loaner.
  • The Helpdesk can assist in cases when neither of the above options work. (Helpdesk staff, see: https://mediawiki.middle

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and ILLiad

Questions on using ILL (Inter-Library Loan) or ILLiad should be directed to the ILL department x5498. Including password reset questions. Answers to common questions can be found here: http://ill.middlebury.edu/illiad/FAQ.html

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