Computing and Studying in the Libraries
Computer Resources in Michener Library
- Public access computers are available on each floor. The first floor Reference Information Commons houses over 75 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office software, and in some cases, access to special reference resources with use restrictions. One computer workstation is configured for disability access. Computers with Internet access are also available in the second floor Periodicals area. Computers located elsewhere in the building are intended for quick call number lookups, and are configured for access to The Source and Prospector.
- Please consult the Computer Use Policy for information about appropriate use of the Libraries' computers.
- Notebook computers are available for three-hour checkout from the Circulation Desk to UNC students. These may be used anywhere in the Library. They have wireless Internet access and Microsoft Office software.
- Authentication, or login, is required to use most computers in Michener and the Skinner Music Libraries, as well as other campus computer labs.
- Open access computers not requiring authentication are available in the Reference Information Commons for non-UNC patrons and for UNC patrons who prefer to use a computer without the authentication requirement. These eight open access computers are restricted to use for research purposes, and UNC patrons have priority for use.
- Printing is available for a fee; see more information about UNC's Pharos Printing System.
- A scanner is available in the first floor Reference Information Commons area, near the printers.
Small group study rooms are available in three corners of the second floor. Two of the rooms are equipped with computers, wall-mounted LCD panels, video equipment, and whiteboards. See staff at the first floor Circulation Desk for access to these rooms. (Group Study Room Policy and Procedures)
Quiet study areas are designated on the third floor and lower level. Please note that the first floor Reference Area is not a quiet study space. If you wish to use a computer in a quiet space, we suggest checking out a notebook computer from the Circulation Desk.
The Michener Library News Room is located immediately east of the front doors, near the Access Services Desk. You'll find comfortable seating as well as current issues of newspapers, news and other popular magazines, and television news programming.
Skinner Music Library
See the Skinner Music Library site for information regarding their computer and study facilities.