~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist
This is a gentle reminder that the computer workstations in Lyons are for making media. That includes things such as:
It's important to remember that Lyons only has 14 computers (including the 2 in the edit studios) for a campus that now boasts a population of nearly 40,000 people. These computers have very specialized software, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud (you know, like Photoshop, In Design, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, etc.), which is only available to everyone on the campus at Lyons.
If you're in need of a desk to do math homework, might we suggest having a look at some of the Library's great offerings in study spaces?
If you are working in a group, maybe consider booking a group study room!
And if you're looking for a place to hook up your laptop, Lyons actually has a laptop bar at the far end of the Centre (along the windows), but Mills also hosts a Laptop Friendly Room on the 3rd floor. And of course, many of the soft seating areas in Lyons have drop-down power cables that hang from the ceiling that you are more than welcome to sit at and plug in! We also have four group-work booths that can be used with a laptop -- you can even connect your laptop to the hanging monitors there! (Ask at the Help Desk for any adapters -- we're working on getting VGA to HDMI! We promise!)
If you need to type an essay or use any kind of word processing software, the computers on the 2nd floor have you covered.
So, you are welcome to use your laptops at the soft-seating or booths in Lyons, and you can use these ares to chat with friends, do math homework, etc. and then if you're making media, please feel free to use the computers. But be aware if the computer workstations are not being used as intended, you may be asked to move to another location. We have to keep these free for those who need the special software, after all.
Thanks for your understanding!
Kelly - Library Media Assistant