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Computers, Photocopying, Printing, Scanning, Software, Technology

Albertsons Library is the largest computer lab on campus.

We have 141 computers available for use in the building with 23 Dell laptops and 21 MAC laptops available for checkout.

people using computers

Computing FAQs

Computers

Library Lab Computers

Computer availability and computer equipment in the library:

  • Wireless access is available throughout the Albertsons Library
  • Every computer comes with a CD/DVD burner
  • You can check out equipment to use with the computers.
  • First floor computers
    • 81 student lab computers (12 MACs)
      • 8 quick lookup standing stations
      • 3 computers with digital microforms scanners
      • 11 multi-media computers with flatbed scanner
      • 4 computers open to the general public.
  • Second floor
    • 14 student lab computers (2 MACs)
  • Third floor
    • 2 student lab computers at standing stations
    • 8 student lab computers
    • music room
  • Fourth floor
    • 2 student lab computers at standing stations
    • 8 student lab computers
    • sound booth (401H) computer with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Laptop Checkout
    • Laptop check out is available to current students only.
    • Bring your ID and check one out at the Library Circulation Desk, just like you’d check out a book.
    • Laptops are for use in the Library building only.

Guest Computing

Albertsons Library has a small number of computers available for community guests and visitors who are performing library research.

Guest Computing Policy:

  • Guest users must present identification and request a guest password at the first floor Library Circulation Desk and sign-in. Guest pass users must be 18 or over.
  • All users must agree to and abide by Boise State University’s Information Technology Resource Use Policy. Users should pay particular attention to the policy’s prohibited actions.
  • Guest use is limited to one hour per day.
  • Use is restricted to library research (please no games, movies/Youtube, email, Facebook/MySpace, general Internet, etc.).
  • Violations of these policies, including the Information Technology Resource Use Policy, will result in loss of computing privileges.

Photocopying

Albertsons Library provides one photocopier for you to use.  **Out of Service**

    • It is located on the first floor.
    • Copies are $.10 per copy.
    • Change machine is on the first floor.
    • Correct change and assistance in using the photocopier is available at the first-floor Circulation Desk.

Printing

How to Print with BroncoPrint

What you need to print:

  • Boise State Identification Card or BroncoPrint Card
  • Value on the card

How to print from a library computer:

  • Preview the document and review how it will print to ensure desired results
  • Click “Print”
  • Enter your Boise State University user
    name or your BroncoPrint card number
  • Enter a name for the job, it can be any name at all
  • Click “Print” again
  • Walk to a BroncoPrint Station
  • Scan your card on the card reader
  • Tap the screen on the jobs you want to print
  • Hit Print
  • Retrieve your job
  • Ask for help if something goes wrong!

Color Printing

From the BroncoPrint dialog when you go to Print, select color printing from the printer menu.

The color printer works with your BroncoPrint account and is billed at $ .20/page, double-sided color printing is billed at $0.36/page.

One-Sided Printing

Double-sided printing is the default setting on the printers. One-sided printing costs $0.08, but double-sided printing costs $0.14 and is a more cost-efficient printing choice for multiple pages. To change to one-sided remove the checkmark from “Print on Both Sides” in the Document Options Print Settings.

Wireless Laptop Printing

BroncoPrint Wireless Printing
Students, faculty and staff may access the BroncoPrint system via the “Bronco-Wireless” network.

BroncoPrint is supported on Windows and Mac OS X (10.6 to 10.9).

Windows
32 – bit
64 – bit

Mac
BroncoPrint installer
Mac BroncoPrint installer supports Mavericks (OS 10.8-10.11).

For detailed BroncoPrint information and help please see the Office of Information Technology’s site:  https://www.boisestate.edu/oit/print-at-boise-state/broncoprint/

Color Poster / Large Format Plotter Printer

Follow the directions in this document to print your poster with the large format plotter printer.

The color poster / large format plotter printer is located on the first floor of the library.

Departments who wish to pay for their students’ printing can set up an account by contacting the OIT Help Desk to purchase a Bronco Print Card. Once received, department money can be transferred to it. When contacting OIT, be prepared to provide the purpose of the card, department account number, and the amount to be placed on the card.

To assist students in using the department print card in the library, faculty can arrange for the card to be checked out to identified students. Please contact Circulation at: circulation@boisestate.edu or (208) 426-1204 and provide a list of authorized students.

Public Computing in Albertsons Library

Wireless Printing:
Wireless access is available throughout Albertsons Library. Guest wireless access is available. Access to licensed library resources is not available through the guest wireless portal.

Printing:
All computers print via the University BroncoPrint system. Printing requires either a student ID or a BroncoPrint card. BroncoPrint cards can be purchased at the Library (please see the first floor Circulation Desk for more information). Wireless printing is available. Printing in the library is set to duplex (double-sided) printing by default, but may be changed if desired.

Please be aware that during periods of heavy demand we may only be able to provide minimal service to non-Boise State University patrons.

Software

PCs

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Standard Apps
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Aleks Plugin 3.18
  • AlternaTiff
  • ArcGIS 10.6
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • Autodesk Inventor (2019)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • Doulos Sil Font
  • DjVu Plug-In
  • Endnote Plugins
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS v. 25
  • IBM SPSS AMOS (SPSS Plugin) v. 25
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 18.0
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java
  • Jaws 2018
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Mathworks MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2019 x64
  • Microsoft Project 2019
  • Microsoft Visio 2019
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Paint.NET
  • PowerBI
  • Shotcut (Video Editor)
  • Simulat8 23
  • Strata 14
  • VLC VLan Media Player
  • WebEx Meeting Center
  • Wolfram mathematica 11.3

iMACs

  • OSX 10.13
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Java
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • QuickTime Player
  • Safari
  • VLC VLan Media Player

PC Laptops

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Standard Apps
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Arduino IDE
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • Cmap tools (6.03)
  • Cura
  • DjVu Plug-In
  • Endnote Plugins
  • Google Chrome
  • IBM SPSS 25
  • IBM SPSS AMOS (SPSS Plugin)25
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java
  • Jaws 2018
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Mathworks MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2016 x64
  • Microsoft Project 2016
  • Microsoft Visio 2016
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Paint.NET
  • PowerBI
  • SciLab
  • Shotcut (Video Editor)
  • Silhouette Studio Basic
  • Simul8
  • VLC VLan Media Player
  • WebEx Meeting Center
  • Wolfram mathematica
  • Zoom Text 2018

Microforms Stations

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Standard Apps
  • PowerScan (to use for Microfilm Viewing and Scanning)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Aleks Plugin 3.18
  • AlternaTiff
  • ArcGIS 10.6
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • Autodesk Inventor (2019)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • Doulos Sil Font
  • DjVu Plug-In
  • Endnote Plugins
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS v. 25
  • IBM SPSS AMOS (SPSS Plugin) v. 25
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 18.0
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java
  • Jaws 2018
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Mathworks MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2019 x64
  • Microsoft Project 2019
  • Microsoft Visio 2019
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Paint.NET
  • PowerBI
  • Shotcut (Video Editor)
  • Simulat8 23
  • Stata 14
  • VLC VLan Media Player
  • WebEx Meeting Center
  • Wolfram mathematica 11.3

Scanner Stations

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Standard Apps
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Aleks Plugin 3.18
  • AlternaTiff
  • ArcGIS 10.6
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • Autodesk Inventor (2019)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • Doulos Sil Font
  • DjVu Plug-In
  • Endnote Plugins
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS v. 25
  • IBM SPSS AMOS (SPSS Plugin) v. 25
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 18.0
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java
  • Jaws 2018
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Mathworks MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2019 x64
  • Microsoft Project 2019
  • Microsoft Visio 2019
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Paint.NET
  • PowerBI
  • Shotcut (Video Editor)
  • Simulat8 23
  • Stata 14
  • VLC VLan Media Player
  • WebEx Meeting Center
  • Wolfram mathematica 11.3

Multimedia Stations - Adobe Creative Cloud

includes:

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Muse
  • Flash Professional
  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Edge Animate
  • Edge Code
  • Edge Inspect
  • Edge Reflow
  • Fireworks
  • Flash Builder
  • InCopy
  • Prelude
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Scout
  • SpeedGrade
  • Story Plus
  • PhoneGap Build
  • Prelude Live Logger
  • Gaming SDK
  • Extension Manager
  • ExtendScript Toolkit
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Standard Apps
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Adobe Reader DC
    • Adobe Shockwave Player
    • Aleks Plugin 3.18
    • AlternaTiff
    • ArcGIS 10.6
    • Audacity (Audio Editor)
    • Autodesk Inventor (2019)
    • BroncoPrint Client
    • Doulos Sil Font
    • DjVu Plug-In
    • Endnote Plugins
    • Google Chrome
    • Google Earth Pro
    • IBM SPSS v. 25
    • IBM SPSS AMOS (SPSS Plugin) v. 25
    • IBM SPSS Modeler 18.0
    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Java
    • Jaws 2018
    • Maplesoft Maple
    • Mathworks MatLab
    • Microsoft Office 2019 x64
    • Microsoft Project 2019
    • Microsoft Visio 2019
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Notepad++
    • Paint.NET
    • PowerBI
    • Shotcut (Video Editor)
    • Simulat8 23
    • Stata 14
    • VLC VLan Media Player
    • WebEx Meeting Center
    • Wolfram mathematica 11.3

MacBooks

  • OSX 10.13
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Audacity (Audio Editor)
  • BroncoPrint Client
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Java
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • QuickTime Player
  • Safari
  • VLC VLan Media Player

Technology Lending Items

Laptops

Windows

23 Dell laptops with cords

MAC

21 Mac laptops with cords

Installed Software

Standard office software and web browsers.

LOAN INFORMATION:

Library Use Only: Laptops are checked out for the day. They are due 1/2 hour before library closing. Laptops are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis to currently enrolled students.

Accessories

Audio-Visual

Headphones
Headphone jack splitter 5-way
USB Microphone
Desktop microphone 3.5 mm jack
Sets of Presentation Cables for TV to Computer Connections (VGA kits)
MAC adapters for use with TV to Computer connection (VGA)
USB Microphone Headsets
USB DVD Drives
Yeti microphones (3)
Tripods (3) (1- mini)
Lavalier Microphone

Calculators

Casio fx-300MS (non-graphing) calculators
Casio graphing calculator.

Chargers/Power

In-library use iPad/iPhone chargers
iPhone 5, 6 & 7 (or iPad 4 and iPad Mini) Chargers

Data Cables/Adaptors

USB to USB cable
USB to mini-USB cables
USB to micro-USB cables
USB to USB SD card reader extension cables
HDMI cable
VGA to HDMI cable

Input

Standard computer mice
USB Keypad (ten-key)
Track ball mouse
High contrast keyboard
Ergonomic keyboard
Keyboard kits (4) – keyboard, mouse, SD/micro SD card reader
Infinity Foot Control – USB Foot Pedal for computer transcription

Storage

USB Floppy Disk reader
USB miniSD/microSD/M2/CF reader
USB SD/MS/CF/SM reader

Loan Information:

Library Use Only: Checkout times vary.

Equipment

16Hertz UNO R3 ultimate kit–Arduino compatible

“With over 50 different parts, 250 individual components, and a high quality UNO R3 Clone, the 16Hertz UNO R3 Ultimate Starter Kit is the kit you need if you really want to get into electronics and programming. It has all the components you need to jumpstart your Arduino programming.

Cameras

2 Canon EOS Rebel DSLR cameras. Canon Vixia HFR700. Canon Vixia HF200. Canon Vixia HFR50. Canon Vixia G20. Ricoh Theta S360. Click here to reserve a camera. Slik U-8000 Tripod. Tripod phone adapter available. Video and still images. Green screen and lights available by request.

Leap Motion

The Leap Motion Controller senses how you naturally move your hands and lets you use your computer in a whole new way. Point, wave, reach, grab. Pick something up and move it.

Makey Makey

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. You can use it to turn everyday objects into keys for your computer

Microphone Kit

VidPro Model XM-88 with boom pole. Reserve the microphone kit.

Arduino

An Arduino is a tiny sized computer that allows you to program basic commands, and build your own circuits with sensors.

Raspberry PI

Kit – instructions

Silhouette Vinyl Cutter

Electronic cutting machine for personal use. Reserve the Silhouette vinyl cutter.

Map Tools

4 relief map boxes, 3 medium sized and 1 large
Pantograph — A. Ott small precision pantograph, drawing tool used for maps, blueprints,
surveying, etc.
Planimeter — Bruning USA planimeter, used to determine the area of a two dimensional
shape
Map wheel — Minerva map wheel to measure distance on maps

Presentation Tools

Lecturn book stand
Projector Clicker

Loan Information:

Library Use Only: Map tools, lecturn, and projector clicker.
Checkout: Cameras and tripods are checked out for three days.
Leap Motion, Makey Makeys, Arduinos and Raspberry PIs are checked out for two weeks.

Reservable Technology Items

Items that are reservable may be found at – https://boisestate.libcal.com/equipment?lid=85.

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