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Using the Libraries

Computers, laptops, and printing

Reference room and other building computers

Mac and PC computers are located throughout the Main (Thompson) Library, Music Library, and Art Library.  All the libraries have wireless access; use the Public Wifi access point to connect. For more information, see Connecting to the Vassar Network.

Computers for checkout

Chromebooks are available at the Main Library Circulation Desk for checkout. These are for in-library use only and circulate for 4 hours.

Networking and wireless

The Main, Art and Music Libraries are completely wireless. Guests can access the Vassar Public WiFi Network. There are also Ethernet ports available throughout the buildings.

The wireless network in the Main and Art Libraries is a gift of the Vassar Senior Class of 2004.


In order to print/copy in the library, you will need to use your Vassar ID or purchase a VPrint card. VPrint printers are located near the Main LIbrary Reference Room, in the Periodical Room, and on the ground floor near the main stairs. Printers are also available in the Music Library and Art Library. The VPrint card machine is located in the main library only, near the north entrance. For more information about purchasing a VCard, visit the Main Library Circulation Desk.

Need alternate formats?

The Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunity recommends the use of SensusAccess software to automatically convert documents into alternative media, including audio books, e-books, and digital Braille. Online articles from the Libraries' many databases and journals are excellent candidates for SensusAccess software! Contact the Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunity to learn more about the software, receive training, and explore the document conversion process.

Contact for more information.


Computing & Information Services
(845) 437-7224
Main Circulation Desk
(845) 437-5760