Computers in the Library
Code of Behaviour
Computer use in the Library is governed by the Code of Behaviour for Users of Queen's University Library and by the Queen's University Computer User Code of Ethics.
Each campus library is equipped with a complement of computer stations, available on a first-come first-served basis, to facilitate in-library research and information-gathering. The number and distribution of workstations, per library, depends on the individual library's size and the space available (check location of computers). In total, there are close to 400 desktop computers (PCs) and Quick Stop Stations openly accessible across the library system.
All Library computers are configured with one of two Library "images", to ensure a consistent standard across the library system. The two types of computer stations available in the libraries are:
- Research Computers - PCs and laptops, at or above the Pentium4 level, most with 2 GB of RAM; provide access to the full MS Office suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional; on NetID login, also provide access to many other plug-ins and productivity software and to locally networked specialized research databases
- Quick Stop Stations - desktop units, offering full web access but somewhat more limited functionality than the Research Stations.
- All research and laptop computers are networked to at least one black/white printer. In some libraries, colour printing also is available (consult the Library Printing Facilities guides for more information.
- All Research Computers are equipped with CD-R/CD-RW and DVD drives.
- All computers are equipped with USB ports to accommodate USB data keys.
- All computers have audio capability (for use with head-phones only).
- All libraries have wireless access for laptops (Note: Internet access is available to Queen's students, faculty and staff only).
- All libraries also have a limited number of wired jacks for laptops (Note: Internet access is available to Queen's students, faculty and staff only).
Computers for Students with Disabilities
Stauffer Library houses the Adaptive Technology Lab equipped with a wide range of software and hardware for persons with visual, hearing and learning disabilities. Consult the Library Services for Students with Disabilities website for complete information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: 01 November 2012