Computers & WiFi

The Library Information Resource Centre provides access to computers and WiFi for research and study purposes.

There are over 80 PCs available for both research and project use in the Library Information Resource Centre. Just under half of these PCs are located in The Cube, a resource room  which functions as an open access area outside the normal Library Information Resource Centre opening hours.

The Library Training Room on the Ground Floor has 20 PCs. This room is used for training and Information Literacy classes throughout the year. It is opened to students as a study space for the 2-3 weeks leading up to exams in Semesters I and II.

There is wi-fi access and lap-top power-points throughout the Library Information Resource Centre,  on all three floors.

All the PCs in the North Campus Library, the 5 group study PCs in the Cube, and 1 of the PCs in the Audio Visual room have to be booked to access them. You can book a PC at the PC booking station beside the library desk with your TNumber. You can book 1 session a day up to a week in advance. Each session is for 2 hours, although at quieter periods you may automatically get an extension.

All current IT Tralee students and staff can use library computers for research and study. In certain circumstances access may be extended to guest users.

Yes, there are a number of computers available for booking in the Library

  • All the PCs in the North Campus Library
  • 1 PC in the Audio Visual Room on the ground floor of the library
  • The 5 PCs/Tables for Group Study in the Cube Reading Room

Computers can be booked at the PC Booking Station beside the library desk with your T Number, by phone at 066-7191700 or by clicking here to submit a request.

Book a PC on the PC booking station which is the PC to the right of the Library Desk

  • Choose to book the Next Available PC or Make a Future Reservation
  • If booking the Next Available PC , enter your T Number & click Submit
  • Choose the area where you want to book or select Any
  • Your reservation information will appear showing a start time and the PC location & number, record the information and click Accept Reservation.
  • If Making a Future Reservation, enter your T Number, specify the area you want to book, it defaults to Any and select your chosen time, ensure that you change AM/PM as applicable, then click on Make Reservation
  • Your reservation information will appear showing a start time and the PC location & number, record the information and click Accept Reservation.

Students
Log on with you student ID number and your computer services password.  These will have been given to you at registration.

Staff
Log on using your lt number for username and password.  If you do not have an LT number you can request one from the computer services help desk.

Yes, the Library Information Resource Centre provides access to black & white and colour printing.

You can print from any of the computers on study tables, both in the Library Information Resource Centre and the Cube.  You can also print from the express print station opposite the Information Desk.  The express print station is reserved for quick print jobs, please use the sit-down computers if you need to edit or make changes to your document before printing it.

There are a number of quick reference computers in the Library Information Resource Centre. These are standing only and are for searching the library catalogue. Quick reference computers are not connected to printers.

Click here for more information on printing.

If a PC is left unattended and is locked for more than 30 minutes then please bring this to the attention of library staff.  Please see here to view the library’s policy on reserving study spaces.

If you “unsafely” remove your USB key from a computer you may lose files or they may become corrupted. To safely remove your USB:

  • right click on the USB icon USB icon at the bottom right of the screen
  • click on “eject Mass Storage”
  • a message that it is safe to remove your USB key will pop up
  • remove the USB key from the computer

Note: if you can’t see the USB icon at the bottom of the screen, click on the arrow to show more icons, including the USB key.

Initial bookings are for 2 hours. During quieter periods you may get a 20 minute extension to your booking when you have 5 minutes left in your session, this can keep occuring as long as nobody else has booked the PC

Your booking will be held for 15 minutes. If you do not sign onto the PC within 15 minutes of your booking time, you may lose your booking and the computer may be made available to another user.

Yes, the Library Information Resource Centre has a small number of headphones that you can borrow for use with library computers.

Please check availability with staff at the Information Desk.

Please be considerate of other users when using headphones.

if you are locked out of your computer account please contact the Computer Help Desk.

To log off a bookable computer, click the purple End session button. For non bookable computers click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, click the arrow to the right of the shut down button and select Log off.