Library Learning Commons
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The Adaptive Technology Lab provides resources to improve access to George Brown College students with a disability. The Adaptive Technology Labs are located in each campus library:
The Library Learning Commons’ open access computers are reserved for independent learning, academic research, projects and assignments by currently registered students.
Users are responsible for the following:
The following activities are not allowed:
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Each library has a network of computers available to you for academic research, including the use of online and CD-ROM databases, web-based resources, and the internet.
You have the option of downloading material to your own portable drive, e-mailing material to yourself, or printing.
The Casa Loma library has a silent computer room. Any noise that may be disruptive to others is not permitted.
Each campus has hardware and software specific to the classes taught at each campus location.
George Brown College students can now borrow a number of different A/V items at each of our LLC locations. The following items are available for a 8 hour loan from our St. James, Casa Loma, CHCA, Ryerson, 341 King LLC's:
Portable DVD players
iPads - 7 day loan
Wireless Mac keyboard
Wireless Mac mice
Various adaptor cables for your phone and other wireless devices
Please read the terms and conditions for borrowing Laptop Computer and AV Equipment at the LLC.
You will be asked to fill out the Laptop iPad and AV Equipment Agreement Form before borrowing any equipment.
Just bring your student card and ask at the Circulation/Helpdesk of your library about borrowing one of these items.
*A/V equipment is available for loan for current GBC students only.
Black and white copiers are available in all of our locations for you to use. The machines print double-sided copies by default. Colour copying is available at Casa Loma, St. James and CHCA e-Library.
The Library Learning Commons provides printers for use with computers. We provide access to: laser printers (black & white print), and colour laser printers.
Specialized printing such as plotters is available at Casa Loma Library Learning Commons. Wireless printing from your laptop is also available. Please ask Help Desk staff for further information.
George Brown College student photo ID or library cards, are used as print/copier cards. Money may be added to your Student Photo ID or library card at the Help desk, or through the Cash-to-card stations.
Cash-to-card stations (located in each LLC) allow you to add money to your card. Please be advised that all money added to your student card is non-refundable.
Students may also pay cash for print jobs at the Help desk. Coin-operated and Student Photo ID card-operated photocopiers are available at all of our locations. Please see the section on Student Photo ID Card for more information on obtaining your Photo ID.
Please see our video tutorials for more information:
All libraries provide individual study carrels and group study tables. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront LLCs all have silent study areas. Any noise that may be disruptive to others is not permitted.
George Brown College provides wireless internet access in various areas of each campus including the libraries. Please see Wireless @ GBC for further information about configuring your PC or Macintosh computer. Assistance with wireless access is also available from the Library Learning Commons Help Desk staff.
Eduroam provides George Brown staff and students with free wireless access at participating educational institutions, e.g. Ryerson University.
Using Eduroam, a George Brown student on the campus of Ryerson can use Ryerson’s internet network.
For more information on how to connect to Eduroam, go to: www.georgebrown.ca/idm/eduroam.aspx
George Brown College provides Wireless printing from your personal laptop. To print from your laptop, you must first download the Wireless Printing Application for your operating system and follow the instructions below:
Windows Wireless Printing AppMac / Apple OSX Wireless Printing AppInstructions:Click on the file to start application. Enter your GBC credentials (your student number and your STU VIEW password)Select campus, location, printer, click add.If prompted, enter local account password.Go to settings, Print & Scan, open printer queue, click resume.**A username and password are required to access Wireless printing; when prompted to login, please enter your student number and your STU VIEW password.