FAQs about computers and networks available in the Douglas College Library

Are there power outlets where I can plug in my laptop in the library?

Yes. At the New Westminster Campus, on the main floor, there are power outlets on the wall by the Library Lab, the Learning Centre and in the preview rooms. On the upper level, there are outlets by the study carrels, along the windows, and in the study rooms. At Coquitlam, power outlets are located at the bottom of pillars and under study carrels along the walls.

I am not a student or employee at Douglas College. Could I use a computer in the library?

No. Computers in the Douglas College Library are available to Douglas College students, faculty, and staff.

Can I play computer games on library computers?

The College's PDF iconAcceptable Use of Computer and Information Technology Policy forbids playing games on these computers, unless course-related.

Can I borrow a laptop from the library?

Yes. Laptops may be borrowed by Douglas college students and employees. Our Laptops Available box displays laptop availability at each campus in real time. The loan period is 24 hours though some exceptions may apply. Please note that wireless printing from laptops is not available.

Is there wireless access in the library?

Yes. Wireless computing is available throughout the College at both campuses and Anvil Centre. The login process is the same as accessing a desktop computer: your username is your student number and your password is the same as your network account password. 

Visitors from other academic institutions participating in the "Eduroam" network may login into eduroam Wi-Fi using their campus credentials.

There is no wireless printing available at this time.

Can I do my word processing in the library?

Yes. Computers are located on the main floor at both campuses and Microsoft Office 2016 is available at all workstations except those few reserved for library catalogue searching. See the complete list of installed software.

What kind of identification do I need in order to use the computers in the library?

You need to set up a network account in order to use computers on campus. Forgot your password? You can reset it here. If unable to do so, please contact the Service Desk at 604-527-5330.

If the computers in the library are all in use, are there other computers available for student use in the College?

Yes. Student computer labs are available for use on the 5th and 6th floors at the New Westminster Campus and on the 2nd floor at the Coquitlam Campus. At New Westminster, room 6212 is an open lab that is always available for students to use during lab operating hours. See the full list of available labs » You may also borrow a laptop at the Circulation Desk.