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Computers and Wireless

in the LRC

The LRC has an extensive array of the College’s computing resources within its walls. With 100 public use computers, 50 instructional use computers in the library’s 2 classrooms, and over 20 staff computers, the library represents one of the College’s chief concentrations of computing power.  The library makes a concerted effort to accommodate the computing needs of its users. This includes rendering access to the library’s online catalog, subscription databases, the World Wide Web, and current Microsoft Office software to a large number of users with diverse computing needs. In addition to providing assistance with using the library’s collections, library staff members will endeavor to provide assistance with using these computer resources of the College.

It is important to bear in mind that the use of library computers and online access to the network provided by Northwest Florida State College is governed by the College’s Computer/Network Resources Acceptable Use Policy, which states “access to college computers, software and related network services is a privilege, not a right.” Library users must make sure that they use the college computer network in a responsible manner as violation of this policy could result in the loss of computer/net work access privileges at the college.

Library users who prefer to use their own laptops may do so and still be able to access the college network and the Internet via wired ports throughout the library or access the college's wireless network. Wireless network users can use the nwfguest wireless connection to access the wireless network. This connection does not provide a secure connection which means any information sent to or from your laptop could potentially be intercepted by someone with a wireless device operating within close proximity.