The Libraries' computers can be used by anyone to do research using the Libraries' resources or the Internet. Library workstations are equipped with web browsers (Chrome and Firefox), basic utilities such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, and standard office applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, etc. A list of available lab software is made available by IT.
All floors of Carlson and Mulford Libraries are a wireless environment. Please note that wireless coverage may be reduced in some areas, especially near the outer walls of the building.
Laptops that are wireless-ready may be checked out from the Carlson IT Help Desk or Mulford Library Service Desk for up to 5 hours. The laptops cannot leave the building or be checked out overnight. A replacement charge of $3,000.00 will be assessed if the laptop is not returned in three days. Technical assistance with using the laptops is available in the Information Commons at Carlson Library or from the Mulford Library Circulation Desk.
The University Libraries uses the same Follow Me Printing feature that the rest of campus uses. Printers are located on every floor of Carlson Library and in Mulford Library's fourth floor computer lab.
The Information Commons in Carlson Library is a collaboration between the University Libraries and Information Technology which brings together a variety of services for student success. The Information Commons (the first floor of Carlson Library) is open the same hours as Carlson Library and features:
Other services located in Carlson Library near the Information Commons include
The University of Toledo Libraries have instituted some policies in order to preserve our collection and ensure that the library is a safe and comfortable environment for all of our patrons. We ask that you be considerate of your fellow library users. Some locations, services, and collections may have particular policies governing their use. The University of Toledo Libraries, its collections and facilities, are available to everyone, including visitors.
In order to provide a secure network and to prevent illegal download activity of copyrighted materials from University Library computers, UTAD logins will be required to access most computer workstations within the libraries. Public access is still available at selected computers near the reference desk in Carlson Library. At Mulford Library, please see the staff at the Service Desk for non-UTAD access to Mulford Library workstations.
Computer and e-resource use is guided by vendor licenses, the University Library's Computer Use Policy, and the University's Responsible Technology Use Policy.
The University of Toledo instructional librarians provide instructional support to UToledo faculty and academic support to UToledo undergraduate and graduate students. Through a comprehensive program of instruction, including library sessions, print and online instructional aids, and continual assessment, we strive to create collaborative relationships among our community.
Classrooms in the Information Commons are intended for courses, labs, and other instructional sessions that:
The University Libraries are committed to developing strong teaching partnerships with university faculty. Classrooms may be scheduled to teach information literacy, research, and computing instruction sessions with the aid of Information Literacy and Subject Specialty Librarians and/or Lab Support Group personnel. University faculty wanting to schedule these instructional facilities for the above purposes should contact Julia Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or their subject librarian.
We encourage university faculty to give 2 weeks notice for instruction in all classrooms. Instruction is available at the undergraduate and graduate level at any time during fall, spring, and summer sessions.
Faculty and Instructors: We provide services that will help your students meet your course learning objectives and become familiar with the information sources integral to the discipline.
Student Researchers: We can help you learn how to use the library and its resources in order to get the information you need for class assignments.
Group Study Room Uses
Additional individual and group study space is available on the upper floors of Carlson Library.
Please see https://libguides.utoledo.edu/policies for general Policies of the University Libraries.