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Public Kiosks Available

Scattered throughout the buildings of the Bates College campus are kiosk Windows computers.

A. These Kiosk computers can:

  1. Access the internet (including web based e-mail and Adobe Acrobat documents),
  2. Limited word processing function,
  3. Read flash drives, CD’s, and floppy disks
  4. Can print to nearby network printers (preset, use control/p to send print job enter guest ID number from cards available at Circulation, Reference, and Help Desk Services - no password required to be entered) . See print release station instructions.

Ladd Library has a least one kiosk on each of the four floors. There are three stand up work stations located next to the Reserve counter, 1st floor.  The three kiosks located across from the Reference counter have stools to sit at, as well as others located by Help Desk Services, Periodicals, and three in the Audio dept., ground floor. Each of the upper floors has a workstation with a stool located at either end of the floors, and two located on the ground floor (in Govenment Publications and Micromedia areas). Other buildings have kiosks for quick online access to the internet (and Bates Gmail): New Commons, Chase Hall, Libbey Forum, and the Dunn Guest House.

These computers do not require a Bates User Account to login and access the limited functionality.

NOTE: Guests and Community members wishing to print from a kiosk (online federal or state government publications, for example)  please SEE a staff member at either at Circulation, Reference, or Help Desk Services desks to borrow a print card.

Please consult the Computer Use Policy as well as the Access to Computing and Electronic Information Resources for additional information.


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    Help Desk Services at Ladd Library Mon-Thu: 8am-1am, Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat: noon-8pm, Sun: noon-1am