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FAQs: TECHNOLOGY

Frequently asked questions regarding library resources, services and technology.

What kind of technology does the library have? 

Note: Your Student ID card is required for printing and copying on campus.

Available Technology

What technology is available for students in the library? 

Hardware includes: 

  • 1 Copier
  • Webcams
  • 2 B&W printers
  • Scientific Calculators
  • 1 Color printer/Scanner  
  • 1 wheelchair accessible computer
  • iPhone and Android phone chargers
  • 11 study rooms and 1 green room
  • Free fax sent electronically by Circulation staff (outgoing fax only)
  • 71 distance-spaced, student-use computers (open access areas)

 Software includes:

  • Notepad
  • Paint 3D
  • Magnifier
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows Media Player
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser 

Specialized Software:

  • MuseScore 3
  • ISE Design Suite
  • Civil 3D 2019 Metric
  • Civil 3D 2019 Imperial
  • JASP statistical calculator
  • Adobe Master Collection CS6 
  • Natural Reader (text-to-speech software with natural sounding voices) installed on the wheelchair accessible computer.

Anti-Virus Protection

  • Microsoft Defender
  • Cortex XDR Advanced Endpoint Protection

Other Technology:

  • MCC offers Wireless Internet Access to currently enrolled students for their personal digital devices.
  • 1 patron print-card machine for purchasing a print card and adding funds to the Highlander OneCard and Patron cards for printing.

3D printing

Mollie with the 3D printerThe primary purpose of the 3d printer is to give engineering students a chance to print their projects after the science building has closed. We are working in close contact with Paulina Sidwell and her students.

After engineering students, we have opened up the printer to all of our MCC family looking to learn about 3d printing. Paulina has created a Google Classroom explaining everything anyone needs to know --> https://classroom.google.com/c/NjE1OTg1ODI1MDAz?cjc=aikc7jr.

When you are ready to print, please make sure to export/”save as” your project as an “.STL” filetype. Once you've made an appointment here --> https://booking.appointy.com/mcclibrarystaff?st=441900
a staff member will respond to your request and then you may send the .STL file for your project. That same staff member will correspond with you and will be available if you have questions or comments.

COPYING/PRINTING/FAXING/SCANNING

Copying

.08¢ per page for Black & White

Printing

Black & White Printing--.08¢ per page

Color Printing--.39¢ per page

Faxing--Free. Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. (outgoing only)

Scanning--Free. Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk.

TO PRINT OR COPY, YOU'LL NEED TO USE YOUR HIGHLANDER STUDENT ID CARD. SORRY WE CAN'T ACCEPT CASH.

There are three options for depositing cash onto your Student ID card:

1)using cash or credit/debit cards at the Business Office located on the 1st floor in the Administration Building

2)using the AdValue machine in the library (the machine only takes cash and does not make change)

3)using the autoload option on the Highlander One website

Mobile Printing

Register your email:

With Mobile Print, you will be able to email the document you want to print from any device. After that, you will be able to print to the Library Color Printer. To register and use Pharos Mobile Print, you must first follow the easy steps below. Note: You can currently only use this service on campus, while on the MCC network.

Mobile Print Instructions:

(Works only on the MCC campus network.  Your student ID card is required for printing.)

  1. Attach and send your B&W document to pharos@students.mclennan.edu or your color documents to pharos+color@students.mclennan.edu
  2. Check your inbox for a reply and the document/file name
  3. Retrieve your document from the Lib Color Laser printer in the Open Access Computer Area in the Library

The Color Printer deducts 8¢ per page for Black & White prints and 39¢ per page for color prints. Money must be added to your Highlander One Card at the Business Office on campus.

Poster Printing

Need to print a poster? Here's how it works.

  • For Class assignments only.
  • It's free and the paper is provided.
  • Paper size is 36" wide and you can print in portrait or landscape.
  • Ask one of the technicians at the Circulation Desk to get you started.
  • It prints slowly and there might be others queued up so plan accordingly.
  • Scholar Day posters need to be 48" W by 36" H

You can adjust your slide size by using these steps or the preformatted template found below:

  1. Open your PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Select the Design tab
  3. Click on Slide Size in the top right of the screen
  4. Select Custom Slide Size
  5. And finally, make sure it reads 48” width by 36” height

Ready to print?

Present your poster project on a USB drive to the library staff at the circulation desk of the Learning Commons Library. A library staff member will print your poster. The wait time is normally around 30-45 minutes depending on the amount of graphics and color ink applied to the poster. You may be notified via email when the printing is complete.