Computing and Printing

Computing

200+ workstations

We have over 200 computers available for use in Waldo Library during open hours. Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can sign in to these computers using their Bronco NetID (BNID) and password. Visitors can ask for a guest login at the Service Desk.

Dual monitor stations

There are 22 workstations with two monitors on the first floor.

Before signing out

Before signing out of one of our computers, be sure to save your work to a flash drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or other cloud services. Any files left on a public computer are deleted when you sign out. You will automatically be signed out of the computer after 15 minutes of inactivity.

Software

You will find the following software on all of the PCs in Waldo Library. We also have six Mac computers as well as five workstations equipped with the same engineering software as the Computer Aided Engineering Center lab.

  • Assistive technology
    • Jaws
    • NVDA

    Ask a staff member at the Service Desk if you need help starting NVDA or JAWS. Headphones can be checked out at the Service Desk if you need them.

  • Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Opera]
    • Respondus Lockdown Browser – Lab Edition
  • Data and statistics
    • Minitab
    • R
    • R-Studio
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • SPSS Statistics 27
  • Graphics
    • Adobe CC After Effects 2020
    • Adobe CC Dreamweaver 2020
    • Adobe CC Photoshop 2020
    • Adobe CC Illustrator 2020

Charging, wifi, scanning

  • Charge your devices

    Electrical outlets and USB plugs for charging personal devices are available throughout Waldo Library, including right on the furniture on the first floor. Various device chargers can be checked out at the Service Desk.

    Equipment checkout

  • Connect to Wi-Fi

    Students, faculty and staff can connect laptops or other devices to the WMU Secure Wireless network.

    Wireless network

  • Scan documents

    Documents can be scanned to your email address at any one of our print locations for free. See instructions on or near the printers for details on how to scan documents.

    Printing

Printing

  • Printing release stations

    Quota printing in black and white as well as color is available in Waldo Library. If you are a WMU student, faculty member or staff member signed in to a workstation with your BNID, your document is sent to a queue when you print. Go to any release station to release your print from the queue and print your document.

    Campus printing services

Wireless printing

As WMU students, faculty and staff, you can print documents from your laptop or mobile device and release the print from any print release station. See Wireless Lab Printing for instructions.

Visitor printing

Visitors can print PDF, JPEG or TIFF files from a USB drive at any of the public copy machines at the self-service copy rate.

Copying

Black and white copiers are on all floors in Waldo Library. A color copier is located on the first floor.

Cost of self-service copies (per side)

Size/TypeBlack & White CopiesColor Copies
8-1/2 x 11$0.10$0.50
8-1/2 x 14$0.10$0.50 (one side only)
11 X 17$0.20Not available
TransparenciesNot availableNot available

The Zhang Legacy Collections Center also has a black and white copier that you can use with help from an employee. The cost is $0.20 per side.

Microform scanning

You can use microform scanners to read microfilm, microfiche and other microformats. You can also print from the computers attached to the scanner just like other public computers in the Libraries.

Microform scanners are in Waldo Library on the lower level and second floor and at the Zhang Legacy Collection Center.

Computer classrooms

Computer classrooms

We have two computer classrooms for instructional purposes – Classroom A (capacity: 35, computers: 20) at Waldo Library and Classroom E (capacity: 36, computers: 36) at Swain Library in Sangren Hall. These rooms also feature projectors, printers and whiteboards.

Need technical support?

  • Need technical support? Ask for help with the computers and printers in Waldo Library at the Service Desk in the lobby.