Computer commons on first floor

Computer commons on first floor

There are over 120 student computers in the library.

  • 24 laptops at the Reserve counter
  • 17 desktops with wired Internet, MS Office, and printing capability in the Computer Commons
  • 30 desktops in the research area to the east of the Reference Desk
  • 31 desktops in the dedicated library 827 classroom/lab
  • 9 Online Express desktops in the library lobby
  • 11 Catalog computers located near the collections on the 1st and 2nd floors

If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian

Research area, Computer Commons and 10-minute Online Express Computers:

    • Username: Your Student ID number
    • Password: Your MyGateway pin

Library Laptops:

  • Boot up (turn on) the computer. At the login screen:
    • Username: Your Student ID number
    • Password: Your MyGateway pin

WiFi  (coverage map)

  • Log in to the Fullerton College Student of FC WiFi network
  • Click on a browser icon or wait until a browser open
  • At the Cisco login screen:
      • Username: Your Student ID number
      • Password: Your MyGateway pin

    Contact the Fullerton College Help Desk at 714-992-7111 or helpdesk@fullcoll.edu for additional assistance regarding WiFi log on issues.

Computer-Use Policy

  • The library adheres to the Fullerton College Academic Computing Technologies’ Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Library computers are for academic purposes related to Fullerton College.
    • Research Computers: Located on the first floor near the reference desk are one-hour-use computers designated for research only. No software is installed on these Internet-only computers. Two computers are dedicated to adaptive use. Priority for these terminals is for the disabled. Four rows of computers are restricted to student use and require a student login. One row of computers is restricted to the library website and do not require a student log-in.
    • Laptops: Laptops available for check-out at reserve desk. All laptops include MS Office suite. Restricted to student use, the laptops require student log-in for Wi-Fi access.
    • Computer Commons: Located behind the first floor photocopy center. Expressly for research and writing. Computers include MS Office suite. Restricted to student use. Student log-in required.
    • 10-minute Online Express Computers: Located on the column countertops in the lobby. Users may access the Internet and MS Office. Computers time-out after 10 minutes. These computers are restricted to student use and require a student log-in.
    • Catalog Computers: Dedicated to locating library books, periodicals, and media. Located in the reference shelving and interspersed throughout the second floor of the library. Restricted to the library website. Student log-in not required.
  • Playing games, using social media for recreational purposes, and viewing inappropriate material are not allowed on library computers.
  • There is a one-hour time limit at the research stations east of the reference desk and a ten-minute time limit at the e-mail express computers near the library entry.
  • No software may be installed on library computers. Students needing to install textbook software or CDs should use the campus computer labs.
  • No DVD viewing on library computers. Please use library TV/DVD units.
  • Headsets must be used for sound files.
  • Student IDs will be recorded for students who violate policy. Subsequent violations will result in referral to the dean for disciplinary action.
  • Users making reproductions of copyrighted material in violation of the U.S. copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) are liable for infringement.

Other local libraries that provide guest computer access:

  1. CSU Fullerton Pollack Library: 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834, (657) 278-2633
  2. Anaheim Public Library: Central Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805, (714) 765-1880
  3. Fullerton Public Library: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832, (714) 738-6334
  4. Orange County Public Library:
    • Brea: 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, 92821, (714) 671-1722
    • La Habra: 221 E. La Habra Blvd, La Habra, 90631, (714) 526-7728 or (562) 694-0078
  5. Orange Public Library & History Center: 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866, 714-288-2400
  6. Placentia Public Library: 411 E. Chapman Ave., Placentia, CA 92870, (714) 528-1906
  7. Yorba Linda Public Library: 18181 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92886, (714) 777-2873

General Printing Information

  • All student computers in the library are set up to print from the library’s print system, except for laptops.
  • Download email attachments or Google Docs to the computer first, then open the document from the computer to print.
  • Laptop users must email or save documents to an external drive, as all documents saved on the laptop are deleted when the computer is turned off.
  • Printing in the library is a cash system: 10 cents for black and white print-outs/25 cents for color. The vend units connected to the Print Release computers accept U.S. quarters, dimes, nickels (no pennies),and one-dollar bills only .
  • Circulation Desk makes change for bills over $1.00, but not over $20.00.
  • Not all library computers have copies of commonly-used word processing software.
  • The campus computer labs have computers containing all software taught at the college.
  • Printing in the computer labs (511 and 2200) requires a print account, established at the bookstore.  The print account is not used to print in the library.

QuickPrint Computers

To print from one of the library’s two QuickPrint computers:

  • When using your personal external drive look for the silver cable attached to the computers.
  • Open your document(s) in any MS Office or Open Office software.
  • Print your job either to the BW letter or Color letter printers.
  • Enter ‘your name’ in the blue screen and ‘send to server’.
  • Proceed to a Print Release Station

Print Release Stations

To pay for and print your job from one of the library’s three Print Release stations:

  • Click on ‘Print Release Station’ button.
  • Enter ‘your name’ (this is the name you entered when you sent your job to the printer).
  • Select the job(s) you want to print.  If you sent several jobs, please print no more than two or three at a time. The vend units can accept up to $4.90.  If you have more than 49 pages, separate your pages into smaller print jobs, e.g., 1-25 pages and 26-55 pages.
  • Insert your U.S. quarters, dimes, nickels (no pennies), or one-dollar bills into the vend unit attached to the PrintRelease station.
  • Press ‘ok
  • Remove your print job from the printer.
  • If you don’t know, please Ask a Librarian

WiFi coverage map

Procedures for Accessing WiFi:

Wi-Fi Map

Wi-Fi Map

  • Use the FCStudent or FCWiFi network.
  • Click on a browser icon or wait until a browser opens.
  • At the Cisco login screen:
    • Username: Your Student ID number
    • Password: Your myGateway pin

Contact the Fullerton College Help Desk at 714-992-7111 or helpdesk@fullcoll.edu for additional assistance regarding WiFi log on issues.