Technology and Study Spaces at the MC Library

Technology and Study Spaces at the MC Library

 

The Montgomery College Library and Office of Information Technology are committed to providing quality technology resources to support the MC community. Outlined below are some of these resources and some of the guidelines for their use. In addition to those outlined, each library has print kiosks and Wi-Fi throughout the library.

Mac and PC Computers

 Learn about computer workstations and software available in the library.

 Learn about computer workstations and software available in the library.

Each library has both Mac and PC computers for use. Those affiliated with the College will log in using their M number and last name. Computer sessions last for two hours. Students may log in for three sessions (six hours) per day.

When the session expires, the computer will automatically restart and all files will be removed. Once the computers restart, there is no way to recover files. Make sure to use an external source to save your work (cloud storage option, such as OneDrive/Google Drive, or a USB). 

MACs

Our Macs use OS Sierra and have the following software applications: 

Microsoft Office 2016
Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
InDesign
Illustrator
Premiere Pro
Acrobat Pro

PCs

Our PCs use Windows 10 and have the following software applications:

Microsoft Office 2016
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
InDesign
Illustrator
Premiere Pro
Acrobat Pro

Scanners

 Learn about our scanners.

 Learn about our scanners.

Each library has two kinds of scanners:

  • High-Speed Scanners (Zeta Scanners): ideal for high-volume scanning or scanning pages from books. 
  • Flatbed Scanners: ideal for scanning small quantities.

Instructions for use are located near each scanner.  Users can print, email, or save their scanned files.

Laptop & Tablet Loans

 Learn how you can borrow a laptop or tablet from the library.

 Learn how you can borrow a laptop or tablet from the library.

For those students who would rather use a portable computer, each library loans laptops and tablets for two hours at a time with two renewals allowed (for a total of six hours per day). Laptops and tablets are for in-library use only and students must sign an agreement before borrowing.

The laptops and tablets have the same file removal procedures as the desktops, and files cannot be recovered once the computer shuts down.

One Button Studio

Learn how to quickly and easily create high-quality videos.

Learn how to quickly and easily create high-quality videos.

Students and faculty have access to the One Button Studio to record videos. You can reserve a session for up to two hours. See the One Button Studio Guidelines for more information.

Collaborative Workstation

Learn how the collaborative workstations make group work easy.

Learn how the collaborative workstations make group work easy.

The Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring library locations have a multi-user workstations that allow for collaboration and sharing of screens for up to six devices. You can reserve the workstation in advance. See the Collaborative Workstation Guidelines for additional information.

Group Study Rooms

Learn about the technology in the group study rooms.

Learn about the technology in the group study rooms.

Each group study room has computer connections to a large wall monitor. The rooms can be reserved for a maximum of two hours per day per group. The rooms can be reserved in advance. See the Group Study Rooms Guidelines for additional information.

Charging Stations

Learn how you can charge your devices at the library.

Learn how you can charge your devices at the library.

Each library has charging stations with a variety of plugs to fit different kinds of devices. The library is not responsible for your devices left unattended at a charging station so stay nearby to protect your devices.
Cables

Learn about the cables you can borrow from the library.

Learn about the cables you can borrow from the library.

Each library has HDMI and VGA cables, as well as a variety of Apple adapters for connecting your devices. They are available for checkout from the service desk.
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