Library Computing Services


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General Information

Normandale Library has 50 public PC stations located in the Reference Room (L2734) and Library Research Lab (L3711). Ten laptops are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk (L2701). Library computers are available to support teaching, learning and research and offer a variety of software. Current faculty, staff or students should use their personal accounts to log into these computers. Visitors who are not current faculty, staff or students can be given a temporary guest account. 4-year Partnership students use their StarIDs to log into campus computers.

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Library Computing Locations and Equipment

  1. Library Reference Room (main room of the Library) L2734 - 24 PCs.
  2. Library Research Lab L3711 - 26 PCs.
  3. Circulation Desk (L2701) - 10 laptops available for check out (library use only).
  4. Group Study Rooms - 32" flat panel monitors allow for connection of either personal or Normandale laptops.

All Library computers have internet access, DVDRW drives, USB ports, headphone jacks, and 50 MB of available network space for saving files.

Library Catalog Stations
The library catalog and databases may be searched without a logon from two computer stations in the Library Reference Room (L2734).

Wireless Internet connections are available throughout the Library. All carrels in the East Room have power outlets available for laptops. Additional outlets are available along the walls of the East Room, along the north wall of the Reference Room, the overlook area of the Mezzanine Level, in all group study rooms, and throughout the North Room.

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Library Software

  • Windows 10
  • Adobe Reader (PDFs)
  • Adobe Flash (flash videos)
  • Aleks
  • MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and others)
  • Student E-mail
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Login Procedure:

  • Normandale Students
    Normandale students need their StarID to log into campus computers. Click here to read instructions on how to retrieve your StarID and the format requirements for creating a password. Then click here to get your StarID.
  • 4-year Partnership Students
    4-year Partnership students use their StarID to log into campus computers.
  • Community Members, Library Guests and Visitors
    Community members, guests and visitors can use the library guest account login credentials, a temporary account which changes weekly. The library guest account provides Internet and wireless access.
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Printing Information

  1. Student Printing
    Normandale uses a print management system.  Students use their StarID to access an allotted amount of free prints each term they are enrolled as a student. (*This allotment is determined each year according to tech fees.)
    If students run out of printing funds, they may purchase more at the Kopp Student Center or by visiting the Business Office.
    Students who use computers in the Reference Room (L2734) will need to release their print jobs at the printer-copiers by the Circulation Desk.
    Note that all printers default to double-sided printing.  Students will need to change the setting manually if they require single-sided printing.
  2. Printing from Laptops & other Mobile Devices
    Direct printing is available from Library laptops.
    To print from the personal laptops, tablets, and phones, send an email attachment to from your Normandale Email Account: If you are Metro State University student or Mankato State University student, you must send your document from your Home institution Email Account, Mankato or Metro State.
    Note: File types that work with Mobile are PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT or PPTX format.
  3. Community Members, Library Guests, and Visitors Printing
    Printing is available for library visitors not affiliated with Normandale. Please speak to library Staff for more information.
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