Yes – our Library computers have Microsoft Office 2010, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, Access, and Publisher, as well as Open Office.
LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice)
FoxIt (pdf reader)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
An iRover is a large whiteboard screen which acts as the monitor for a computer.
To use the iRover, press the power button on both the computer (below the whiteboard) and the projector (above the whiteboard). Now you are ready to use the computer like usual.
Use the iRover to create and practice presentations, as a tutoring space, to watch videos as a group, for labeling diagrams, as a large whiteboard, and so much more!
Renne Library does provide word processing, spreadsheet, and general software on their computers. Microsoft Office 2007, including Microsoft Word, and Open Office are available on most public computers in the library.
To create persistent URLs (or permalinks) to an article, database, or search results list so that other MSU users can view it from both on and off campus can be done, but it is a somewhat complex process. These links could be used within Desire2Learn (D2L) and on other course pages. It is complex because each publisher may need a different process, and it will not work at all for some. See also the video tutorial.
To make sure that authorized off-campus users can view the item, each permalink will need the MSU Library proxy prefix of
For links to articles, look for a “bookmark,” “persistent URL,” or “permalink,” link, and then just add the proxy prefix.
For example, in InfoTrac PowerSearch and related datebases, look for the Bookmark this Document link. Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of that long URL for the permalink.
In Academic Search Premier and other EbscoHost databases, look on the Citation screen for a Persistent link to this record (Permalink). Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of that long URL for the permalink.
In JSTOR, look for the Stable URL. Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of URL for the permalink.
In LexisNexis, it is difficult, but once an article is found, try using the Durable Link Tool.
See also the video tutorial.
Yes! Circulation has a number of portable storage options for sale, old and new. You can purchase the following items from staff at the Circulation desk anytime the library is open:
If you want to print articles but have forgotten your Cat Card, Circulation also sells a campus debit card for $5 that gives you $4.25 to spend on printing, coffee, or other items.
Here is information about and a list of the standard software and hardware configuration on our public computers in the library.
Hardware & Operating Systems
Public access computers are all equipped with:
- Windows XP SP 3
- CD-RW/DVD+/-R drives
- For Software, please see below
Each semester, students are automatically credited with $7.50 free printing on their CatCard. Each page is $0.03 and is automatically deducted from the balance. Color printing is available in the Library, although the free printing allotment may not be used towards color printing. The cost for color printing is $0.50/page and is deducted from the current CatCard balance. Patrons without a CatCard may purchase a card at the Circulation Desk for $5.00.
Wireless Access for Laptops
Wireless networking is available throughout the library. Visit ITC Wireless Network for information on connecting to the wireless network. For instructions on printing from your laptop please see Printer Setup Instructions.