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As part of the campus-wide effort to provide ISU students, faculty, and staff with wireless Ethernet technology, wireless “access points” have been installed in a variety of locations in the ISU Library system (i.e., Parks Library and the branch facilities). A wireless access point transmits and receives radio signals to laptops and PDAs in its immediate area, as long as these devices are equipped with wireless access cards. Users can thus gain wireless access to the campus network. Currently, access points have been installed and activated in the following locations in Parks Library:
Lower Level: Reserve & Media Services; User Education Classroom (Room 31); study carrels east of the stacks; and study spaces along the north and west walls of the building
Floor 1: Microforms Room; Reference Collection Area; Fireplace Room (191); Seminar Room (192); atrium and lobby area; study area near the PZ collection
Floor 2: Periodical Room; Map Room; ISU Presidents Portrait area; study area on the "bridge" along the south windows; study carrels east of the stacks; and study spaces along the north and west walls of the building
Floor 3: Large study area in the "new addition" (south/southwest end); group study rooms; study carrels east of the stacks; and study spaces along the north and west walls of the building
Floor 4: Study area in the "new addition" (south end)
Tiers 1-7: Study area along the entire east wall on all seven tiers
Given the nature of wireless signals, they may actually penetrate to other parts of the Parks Library, but should be strongest in the above locations.
Wireless access is also available in the Design Reading Room, Physical Sciences Reading Room, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Library Storage Building.
For other campus locations that currently support wireless networking, check the Central Campus Map.
In Parks Library, students wishing to plug laptops into electrical outlets are encouraged to use study carrels along the west wall on Lower Level and on Floors 2, 3, and 4. In these locations, each carrel is equipped with its own electrical outlet. On Tiers 1-7, approximately half of the study carrels along the east wall also have electrical outlets built into the lamp that is under the carrel shelf.
For more information about wireless technology on campus, including guidelines for purchasing, registering, and installing access cards in your laptop or PDA, see the Wireless webpage section maintained by ISU Telecommunications.
Last modified: Thursday, 25-Jun-2009 07:38:00 CDT
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