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Using Wireless Laptop Computers at Del Mar College Library

With our Wireless laptop computers, students can work from almost anywhere in the library and access:

  • DMCnet Library Catalog
  • Research Resources, such as EBSCO
  • Other online resources via the Internet
  • How can I get one?

  • Wireless Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Access Services Desk of either the William F. White, Jr. Library or Barth Learning Resources Center

  • Students must have a DMC ID with the current semester's validation sticker in order to check-out a laptop
  • Are there any restrictions?

  • As with any other DMC computing resource, use of the wireless laptops are governed by the Del Mar College Computer and Network Resources Statement of Acceptable Use
  • Checkout time is generally restricted to a two-hour time limit
  • Laptops must never be left unattended. Students are financially responsible for the wireless laptop that is checked out.
  • Students may not add or delete any software or make changes that affect the performance of the computer.
  • Library-owned laptops may only be used in the library.
  • Students may not store files on the laptop computer.
  • Save your data using a flashdrive, CD-R, or aCD-RW disk. CD-RW disks are available for purchase at Library Access Services.
  • If you need to save your work on a floppy disk, bring the laptop computer back to Library Access Services before beginning your work and ask for assistance.
  • WARNING: Any files saved to the laptop computer's hard drive are automatically deleted at shutdown.
  • Where can I use it in the William F. White Jr. Library (East Campus)?

  • Anywhere in the library, except the sound proof room on 2nd floor.
  • Where can I use it at Barth Learning Resources Center (West Campus)?

  • Anywhere in the library!
  • What software is on the laptops?

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Internet Explorer

  • Browser Plug-ins such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Students needing other software are encouraged to use the resources in the Student Technology Center
  • Can I use my own wireless laptop in the library?

  • Yes. Students must log in to VikingNet. Your WebDMC Username and password info must be provided on the authentication page.
  • Students must abide by the Del Mar College Computer and Network Resources Statement of Acceptable Use
  • Need more help? Contact:

  • Access Services (1st Floor, White Library) -- (361) 698-1310
  • Barth LRC Circulation Desk -- (361) 698-1753
  • Automation Services (5th Floor, White Library) -- (361) 698-1969

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    Del Mar College Libraries
    101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    Phone (361) 698-1310

    Please send comments/suggestions to
    Merry Bortz, Head of Library Technical Services

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