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Walter W. Stiern Library: Library computers and technology

Library Computers

The Library provides computers in the Reference Area (Level 1) to support academic research. There are more computers available on the second floor. Workstation access requires individuals to login with their NetID. Guest accounts are available for two-hour access per day at the first four computers located in the reference area on Level 1. 

Remote Access

All current CSUB users have remote access to library databases using their CSUB ID. Library databases are accessible by guest account users in the library, but licensing agreements do not provide guest users with remote access.

Guest Account Applications & Access

Guest account applicants must be in junior high or be older and have a photo ID. Photo ID is required at time of guest account application. Only one guest account is allowed per individual. Any fraudulent attempt to apply for multiple accounts, to provide inaccurate application information, or misuse computers outside these restrictions will result in loss of all access to CSUB Library computers and Library facilities. Library personnel have discretion at any time to limit or block guest account usage to insure optimal access for current CSUB users and to enforce CSUB acceptable use policies.

Guests are allowed a maximum of two hours of computer use per day, but current CSUB students, faculty, and staff have first priority in using the workstations. Immediate access may not be available for guest account users. If the network reaches set use levels or CSUB users are waiting, guest users will be logged off or asked to give up their workstations. Guest account access is not guaranteed.

Internet Access and Wifi

The Walter W. Stiern Library provides access for CSUB students, faculty, and staff to all the resources of the Internet. Guest accounts are available to eligible community users for limited access to the Internet from the computers available in the Library's Reference area on the main floor, Level 1. Guest accounts will be deactivated on or about December 30. The Stiern Library does not screen for content nor does it censor material which is available over the Internet. There may be some types of material on the Internet which may not be appropriate for persons under 18. The viewing of certain materials must be a decision made by parents and their children. All CSUB students, faculty, and staff as well as guest account users must abide by all federal and state laws, Library policies, and CSU/CSUB acceptable use policies. CSU/CSUB policies are available at Information Technology Services.

For security reasons, Network Services has determined that there will be no public access to the wifi network in the Stiern Library. Only registered CSU students and employees may access this wireless network.

Printing in the library

Computer labs with printing capabilities are available on the first floor, second floor, and the lower level in Lab A. To print, you must be using one of the library computers. There is no wireless printing available at this time. Color printing is available in the Media Lab, located on the lower level of the library near the IT Help Desk window.

To Print:

FIRST: Make sure you have the right amount of money on your ID card or yellow guest card (see box below)

1. Log on to any library computer with your NetID and password.

2. Find the document you want to print.

3. Make sure the correct printer is selected. It will start with "Papercut". For example, on the first floor of the library, it's named "Papercut RefA".

4. After clicking "print", a pop-up will appear. Enter your NetID and password*.

5. Go to the print release station. Swipe your ID card or log in with your NetID and password.

6. Select your print and click "print".

* If you are using a yellow guest card to print, you will use the number on the card for BOTH your user name AND password.

Contact the Library

Check-out Desk

Call: 661-654-3172

Research Help