Computers and Laptops
There are over 20 computers in the Reference Room that can be used to search the catalog, indexes and databases, and the Internet. Additionally, laptops are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.
- Please note: as of September 19, 2017, laptops are unavailable for checkout. This service will return ASAP. We apologize for the delay.
All printers and copiers on campus have migrated to the VPrint system which requires a Vassar ID or a VPrint card. Several VPrint printers are located near room 152 and in the Periodical Room 255. Learn more about VPrint at the CIS VPrint Site.
In order to print/copy in the library, you will need to purchase a VPrint card. The VPrint card machine is located in the main library near the Reserve & Technology Helpdesk. The initial card costs $5 and has a value of $3.75. Value can be added to your card as needed.
Laptop computers for use within the library may be checked out from the Circulation & Reserves Desk. Most computers in the library do not have floppy or zip drives. In order to save data, you will need to either bring a USB device with you, save the data to another machine on the campus network, or bring a disk and check out one of the small number of external drives available from the circulation desk.
Almost every seat in the library has an Ethernet port for access to the campus net and internet. In addition to the wired networking, the Main, Art and Music Libraries are now completely wireless. The wireless network in the Main and Art Libraries is a gift of the Vassar Senior Class of 2004.
Guest access is available on the wireless network. If you are a guest in the Library and need to access the wireless network, contact the CIS Helpdesk for Assistance (x7224).