Computers in the libraries

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Public computers

Wi-fi in the libraries

  • UCB students, faculty and staff
  • Visiting scholars who are registered with the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program
  • Cal Alumni
  • Students, researchers and staff from other educational institutions
    • The eduroam Wi-Fi option allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus.
  • General Public
    • The CalVisitor Wi-Fi option is available for visitors to campus.
      • No password is needed.
      • CalVisitor gives you access to your email and the Internet.
      • CalVisitor does not give you access to licensed library resources. You must continue to use the public PCs in the libraries to access licensed databases and journals.

Laptops in the libraries

  • UCB students use AirBears or AirBears2 to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • UCB students register and configure your laptop to use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol service to connect to the Internet via a network jack.
  • UCB students may borrow a laptop, iPad and other electronic devices from the Library. For more details, see the laptop lending FAQs, and the Electronic Devices Lending Policy.
  • Visitors use CalVisitor to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • UCB students and visitors may print from a laptop or portable device using PrinterOn. A Cal 1 card (students), or Cal 1 guest card (visitors), is needed to release print jobs.

Library Data Lab - 189 Doe Library Annex

  • UCB students, faculty and staff use the Data Lab for numeric data research.

Technical assistance with Wi-Fi

  • Student Computer Consulting Service (walk-in basis or by appointment)
  • Faculty, staff and visitors can contact Campus Shared Services (phone: 510-664-9000 > select 1 for IT support > select 1 for telephone and network support > select 2 for data and network support).
  • Campus posting of known network issues or outages.
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