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    1. What are the operational hours of the Library?
    2. Where are the restrooms?
    3. Is there a fax machine on campus?
    4. “Are there any staplers, tape dispensers, pencil sharpeners, and 3-hole punchers in the library?”
    5. "Where can I find information about student services on campus?"
    6. "Does the Library sell any school supplies?"
    7. Do you have to be a student in order to use the Library’s computers?
    8. Do you have to be a student in order to use the Fullerton College Wi-Fi?
    9. How do you log into the Library’s computers?
    10. What if I am unable to log-in?
    11. Every computer in the Computer Commons is occupied.  What are my options?
    12. What if I cannot log into the Wi-Fi with the reserve laptop?
    13. Is there a scanner in the Library?
    14. “How do I print my documents in the library?”
    15. Do you have a color printer?
    16.  “I have an old print card.  Can I still use it?
    17. "How do I print my documents in the library?"
    18. "Can I print from the Reserves laptop?"
    19. “I have a Mac and wrote a paper using their Pages word processor software. How can I print in the library?”
    20. “How can I print my professor’s PowerPoint slideshow from MyGateway?”
    21. “How can I print my professor’s PowerPoint slideshow so that there is more than one slide on each page?”
    22. “I need to transfer my document(s) from my laptop so I can print.  What should I do?”
    23. What are the fines for an overdue book?”
    24. Are the fines different for an overdue reserve book?
    25. Can I pay for my Library fines online?
    26. Can I renew my book online?
    27. Can I look through an old Fullerton College course catalog in order to find the course description?
    28. How can I use the microfilm reader?
    29. How can I print from the microfilm reader?"
    30. How can I set up MyGateway to access all of the library’s databases off-campus?
    31. I will need statistics on the United States dating back 100 years?
    32. Is the Occupational Outlook Handbook online?
    33. Does the Fullerton College Library have links to online resources?
    34. What are the directions to the closest post office?
    35. What are the directions to the Fullerton Public Library

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Basic Services

“What are the operational hours of the library?”

The current Library hours are located at this page: http://library.fullcoll.edu/hours.html

“Where are the restrooms?”

When nature calls, do not hesitate!  The restrooms are located toward the front of the library. On the first floor, they are located before you enter the inner doors (with the wooden frame). On the second floor, they are located between the elevator and the periodical collection.

“Is there a fax machine on campus?”

No, there is not a fax machine for students on campus. However, but there is a FedEx Office on the SE corner of Harbor and Chapman, just past Fullerton Union HS. There is public parking in the adjoining parking structure. There is no parking fee.

"Are there staplers, tape dispensers, pencil sharpeners, or 3-hole punchers in the library?"

Yes! They are located on or near the Reference and Help Desks.

Where can I find information about student services on campus?

Fullerton College has a directory that lists the important services on campus. Please go to this link.

“Does the Library sell any school supplies?”

The library sells pens, pencils, Scantrons, and other basic supplies at the Circulation Counter located to the left as you walk in the front doors. There is a list of what is available along with a price list at this link.

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Computers

“Do you have to be a student in order to use the Library’s computers?”

No, you do not have to be a student to access the Internet. There are several research computers available near the Reference Desk that does not require a student log-in. However, in order to use a word processor or other software, you will need to be a currently enrolled Fullerton College student (or staff) with a valid ID and password. This information is not transferable.

“Do you have to be a student in order to use Fullerton College Wi-Fi?”

Yes, you have to be a currently enrolled FC student to use the campus Wi-Fi. There are computers near the Reference Desk that do not require a student log-in, however, they do not contain word processing software.

“How do you log into the Library’s computers?”

All you will need to do is to enter your 8-digit Fullerton College student ID number and 6 digit birthday (2 x Month, 2 x Date, 2 x Last two digits of the year).

“What if I am unable to log-in?”

It is more than likely, the issue is with your password. Remember, you are logging into the campus network, not myGateway, so your password will be different. If you changed your password through FC Net, please try entering that instead of your 6-digit birthday.  If that fails, please go to Room 511 in the 500 Building next door (when you leave the Library, it will be the building around the corner to your right).

“Every computer in the Computer Commons is occupied.  What are my options?”

The Reserve Collection has laptops to check out. After signing a user’s agreement, you can use the laptop for 2 hours within the Library.

“What if I cannot log into the Wi-Fi with the reserve laptop?”

Please see a librarian at the Reference Desk for assistance.

“Is there a scanner in the Library?”

Yes, there is a student scanner in the research area of the library near the Reference Desk. However, it is connected to the ADA software and for use by DSS students. There are other student scanners available in the computer labs on campus. The closest lab is located in Room 511 in the 500 Building next door (when you leave the Library, it will be the building around the corner to your right).

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Printing

“How do I print documents in the library?”

Step 1) Find a computer that has the software that you need. The computers in the research area do not have Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. The computers in the Computer Commons have these programs. The quick print stations located on the columns next to the reference desk have these programs, but they are reserved for quick-printing documents only. Compose or edit documents in the Computer Commons. Step 2) Press the “Ctrl” key and the “P” key simultaneously and quickly. Step 3) Select print option(s). Step 4) Name your print job (e.g., “Jane1”).

“Do you have a color printer?”

The library has a color printer located on the first floor. The cost is .25¢ per page. When you click “Print,” use the drop-down menu to select the color printer. Pay for your print job(s) at print station #1, which is located behind the research computers. 

“Do you have a color copier?”

The library has one color copy machine located in the Copy Center on the second floor (behind the periodicals collection). The cost is .50¢ per page. 

 “I have an old print card.  Can I still use it?”

The coin boxes accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills only. Pennies and bills in denominations higher than $1 are not accepted by the coin boxes. Visit the circulation desk to request change for $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills.

“Can I print from the library student laptops or my personal device?”

The library does not offer Wi-Fi printing, but you may:

  • Step 1) Email the document to yourself, or save it to your flash drive. Step 2) Open the document from print station #1 (located on the column near the research computers) or print station #2 (located on the column near the staircase). Step 3) Print the document. (E.g., press Ctrl P.) Step 4) Pay for the document at one of the two print release stations.
  • Or, Step 1) Ask to borrow the circulation or reference desk flash drive. You will exchange your student ID card for this drive. Step 2) Save your document to the flash drive. Step 3) Open the document from print station #1 (located on the column near the research computers) or print station #2 (located on the column near the staircase). Step 4) Print the document. (E.g., press “Ctrl P.”) Step 5) Pay for the document at either of the print release stations. Step 6) Return the flash drive. Your ID will be returned to you.

“I have saved my paper with a Pages extension. How can I print it in the library?”

If you brought your Mac to the library, resave the document as a Word 97-2003 document with a.doc extension (a save option). If you did not bring your Mac, go to computer lab in room 1024; resave your file as a Word doc. (More information available via this link. The hours of the computer labs are available via this link. The hours of the computer labs are at this link.  If the labs are closed, and you do not have your Mac with you, you may also open the document in Google Docs, then copy-and-paste your work into a Word document using a Computer Commons computer or a library laptop. (You may have to reformat.)

“How can I print my professor’s PowerPoint slideshow from MyGateway?”

Open the PowerPoint slideshow from MyGateway. Click the File link in the upper left-hand corner. Save the slideshow to the computer desktop. Open the slideshow from the desktop location. Print the slides (using one of several options). 

 “How can I print my PowerPoint so that each page includes multiple slides?”
Click File. Select Handouts. This will give you the option to print one or more slides per page.

“I need to transfer my document(s) from my laptop so I can print.  What should I do?”

  • Step 1) Email the document to yourself, or save it to your flash drive. Step 2) Open the document from print station #1 (located on the column near the research computers) or print station #2 (located on the column near the staircase). Step 3) Print the document. (E.g., press Ctrl P.) Step 4) Pay for the document at one of the two print release stations.
  • Or, Step 1) Ask to borrow the circulation or reference desk flash drive. You will exchange your student ID card for this drive. Step 2) Save your document to the flash drive. Step 3) Open the document from print station #1 (located on the column near the research computers) or print station #2 (located on the column near the staircase). Step 4) Print the document. (E.g., press “Ctrl P.”) Step 5) Pay for the document at either of the print release stations. Step 6) Return the flash drive. Your ID will be returned to you.

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Borrowing Books and other Library Materials

“What are the fines for an overdue book?”

The list of fines and fees are located on this page: http://library.fullcoll.edu/borrowing/borrowing.html#fees

“Are the fines different for an overdue reserve book?”

Yes, there is. There are two categories:

  1. For 2-hour loan books, the fees are accrued by hour (@ $1.00 per hour).
  2. For 1-day and overnight books it is $2.00 a day.

http://library.fullcoll.edu/borrowing/borrowing.html#fees

“Can I pay for my Library fines online?”

No, unfortunately, you cannot pay your fines online. You will need to visit the Library during our regular operating hours and pay (cash or personal check) at Circulation.

“Can I renew my book online?”

Yes, you can, but this does not include library material from the Reserve Collection.

  • Click on FIND BOOKS in the toolbar on the left OR
  • Select the RESEARCH link then roll over BOOKS and click on ONLINE CATALOG.
  • Once you are in the online catalog, select My Account.
  • There will be two boxes you must complete. In the first box, type your 8-digit student ID number found under your name on your student ID card.
  • Type your last name into the second box.
  • Select the navy blue Login button.
  • After entering your personal library account with the borrowed items listed: Check the box for each individual item you want to renew.
  • Select Request Renewal button. The item's status should appear as renewed with a new due date.
  • Logout.

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Research

“Can I look through an old Fullerton College course catalog in order to find the course description?”

Yes, you can! If you're on campus, please go to the Reference Desk and a librarian will be glad to find assist you. If you are off-campus, please send an email with details of your request to smullen@fullcoll.edu. Please provide the year, semester (Fall or Spring) and the exact course title and number. Contact the library at Ask a Librarian.

“How can I use the microfilm reader?” [pdf]

I knew you would ask that :) Do you need to find the front page of The LA Times from the day you were born?

“How can I print from the microfilm reader?” [pdf]

You can print pages from the microfilm reader if you put .10¢ into the coin feeder located to the lower left of the microfilm reader.  Only Dimes can be used.

“How can I set up MyGateway to access all of the library’s databases off-campus?”

Create a Fullerton College Library channel on your MyGateway portal to access most of the databases off campus after logging in to MyGateway.

  1. Log in to your MyGateway account.
  2. Select Content Layout link (top left under My Account).
  3. On Manage Content/Layout page:
    • Click New Channel where you want your library channel to be placed.
    • Select Student category and click Go.  
    • Highlight Fullerton College Library.
    • Click on Add Channel (you will be returned to the Manage Content/Layout page).
  4. Click on Back to Student Tab link (above Manage Content/Layout page title).
  5. Select a library database and you’re on your way!

“I need statistics on the United States dating back 100 years?”

The library owns a print copy of the Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970. It is located in the Reference Collection [HA202 .B87 1975].

We also own the Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States (2013) . To access the complete series from its beginnings in 1874, go to http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/past_years.html where you will find PDF copies of edition.

“Is the Occupational Outlook Handbook online?”

Some of the most popular government publications are available online.  Here is the link: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

You can search by median pay (in 2010), the level of education needed, the amount of time for on-the-job training, projected new job growth, and the growth rate.  Along the left column are the categories this handbook has been organized.

“Does the Fullerton College Library have links to online resources?”

The Library has several links to online resources:

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Off-Campus Services

“What are the directions to the closest post office?”

There are several in the area depending upon the direction you are traveling.

“What are the directions to the Fullerton Public Library?”

There are a main branch and a smaller branch in the city of Fullerton.

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December 5, 2014
 
 
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