The integrated service – Ask A Librarian and Computer Services Help – desks provide the expertise of both professional librarians and information technology professionals to assist users with research and computer needs.
The Library features a Learning Commons concept and has computers located throughout the library for individual and group use:
Two public access computers are located near the Ask A Librarian Service Desk. These computers are available for the general public and provide limited access. (No general Internet access, word processing software, or printing is available for the general public.)
With the exception of the public access computers, all computers in the library require authorized Indiana University logins. Users must have an Indiana University network username and passphrase to log in to the computers. All computers, with the exception of the laptop computers, have the capability to print to a fee-based printer. The computers have a standard software build. If you have questions about the standard software build, please contact the Computer Services Helpdesk.
Information Literacy Classrooms
Information Literacy Classroom #1 (Room KA144) houses 14 student computers, one instructor station, and several study tables.
Information Literacy Classroom #2 (Room KA148) houses 24 student computers and one instructor station.
The Information Literacy Classrooms may be used for instructional activities and, therefore, at times will not be available for open use. When the room is closed for instruction, signs are posted on the door stating the Room is Closed. Instruction activity dates and times will be posted on the black or white board at the front of the room. When the classrooms are not being used for instruction, they are open to users with valid Indiana University network usernames and passwords. All printing in the classrooms is sent to a printer located in Room KA148A.
Located along the west and south walls of the first floor of the library are several computers in study carrels. All printing in this area is sent to the printer located near the map cases.
The Library has three laptop computers that are available to currently-registered students. To checkout a laptop for two hours, a current student ID is required. Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk.
Students with personal laptops who wish to access the Internet need to have a wireless card and connection set to the Indiana University Kokomo wireless network. If you need assistance setting up the the wireless connection, please contact the Computer Services Helpdesk.
Each study room is equipped with a computer. All printing from first floor study rooms is sent to the printer located to the right of the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk. All printing from second floor study rooms is sent to the second floor printer, located near the spiral staircase.
All copying in the library is fee-based. The Library is unable to make change for the copiers. Two photocopy machines are located in the copy room, KA119, on the first floor of the library. Copies on both machines can be paid for from a student copy account. Money may be added to a student account by using the machine located in the copy room. One copier also allows use of coins; quarters, nickels, or dimes are accepted. General questions or problems with the copiers should be asked/reported at the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk or the Computer Services Helpdesk.
Computer printing is also fee-based. A student technology fee allows students to print from computers until their print quota has been reached. Additional printing can be purchased in the Library Copy Room, KA119. Six printers are available in different areas of the library. General questions or problems with the printers should be asked/reported at the Computer Services Helpdesk.
The Library has several microfilm and microfiche reader/printers. Copies made at these readers are free. Questions about the microfilm and microfiche machines should be directed to the librarians at the Ask A Librarian Service Desk.
The media viewing area is located on the first floor of the library near Room KA130 and includes equipment to listen to and view non-print media resources.
A handicap-accessible computer workstation and computers with scanners are also available in the media viewing area.
Study rooms are intended for use by currently-enrolled IU Kokomo students or IU Kokomo faculty. Study rooms are to be used for independent or small group study but not for official meetings or scheduled instructional activities.
The Library has two large study rooms, KA124 and KA130, on the first floor. These two study rooms are used by the Student Success Center for scheduled tutoring or training activities. When not being used by the Student Success Center, the large study rooms may be used on a first come, first served basis.
Four small study rooms are located on the second floor of the library. These may be used on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are taken for the second floor study rooms.
Each of the study rooms is equipped with a computer. All printing in the first floor study rooms is sent to the printer located to the right of the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk. All printing in the second floor study rooms is sent to the second floor printer located near the spiral staircase.
Some study rooms are equipped with a television/VCR player. Study Room KA124 is equipped with a large screen television attached to a computer. Study Room KA130 is equipped with a large television and a projection unit. Remotes for this equipment may be checked out at the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk for two-hour periods.
Before using a study room, please read the Study Room Policy (PDF).
Last Updated: 27 August 2013