Computers, scanners, wireless connection and computer accessories
The computers in the library are part of the network of University Computer Study Rooms. There are currently 28 personal computers available to library users. There are also 2 large book scanners suitable for scanning large amounts of text.
Computers accessible to library visitors
The computers in the library are part of the network of University Computer Study Rooms. There are currently 28 personal computers available to library users:
- 4 "standing" computers right at the entrance to the library, two of them are reserved for searching the library catalogue.
- 13 computers are located in the computer study room on the upper floor of the library. The computers have access to the Internet and are equipped with the usual office applications.
- 4 computers are located in the magazine reading room on the lower floor, expanding the capacity of the computer study room.
- The remaining 4 computers are located in study boxes (one in each box) and are functionally identical to those in the computer study room. You can find more about the technology in the boxes here.
To log on to the computers it is necessary to use your UČO and a secondary password. It is possible to print your documents from computers and use two copiers directly on the premises.
It is possible to work with your own laptop in the library, it can be connected to the computer network wirelessly via the Eduroam network (the entire library space should have sufficient coverage).
Enter the following information to log in to Eduroam:
Our library is equipped with two majestic ElarScan book scanners. They allow our users to easily and quickly scan the parts of the books they are interested in for their own study.
The scanners work on the principle of upper scanning of the entire document at once - i.e. by taking pictures with a permanently built-in camera. The books are placed naturally open in the leveling cradle, so for a quick scan you only need to turn (and possibly hold) the pages and press the scan button or step on the foot pedal.
In addition to the leveling cradle with an adjustable opening angle of the documents, the scanners are also equipped with a touch screen with a live view of the scanned document, additional lighting reflectors and USB ports for plugging in your own flash drive, where users can save the scanned pages. For greater convenience, the integrated software also offers the creation of a PDF file with a searchable text layer.
Turn on the scanner
Scanners are activated by pressing the power button on the right side panel. A classic desktop computer with the Windows operating system is built inside, so you need to wait for the system to start before starting the scan.
If the scanner is put to sleep (the LEDs are lit but the screen is black), the scanner can be woken up by tapping the screen with your finger several times.
The buttons on the front panel are used to turn on the device (round black button on the side), to optically zoom in and out of the subject being scanned (buttons with plus and minus symbols), to select lighting reflectors (you can switch between the pair on the sides and the central one) and, of course, to start the scanning process (large buttons with the inscription SCAN). Next to the power button, there is also a pair of USB ports designed for users' storage devices. Everything is clearly shown in the following picture.
The software is extremely simple to operate and it is adapted to the control on the touch screen. It is important to choose the correct mode, i.e. whether the cradle is set for a straight document (Flat mode) or whether the arms of the cradle form an angle smaller than 180° (Mode V). After the scan is finished, it is desirable to save the result using the "Save to..." button.
The software also enables the choice of color depth, selection of the mode for dividing double pages into individual pages, simple editing of scanned images (rotation, cropping, deletion) and, finally, the choice of output format. The Smart PDF option generates a PDF with a text layer, but it can take minutes to prepare.
Computer accessories to borrow
USB cables with Micro USB, Lightning and USB-C connectors are available to borrow at the loan desk. We also offer chargers.
In exchange for a pledge (e.g. ISIC or other similar card), we will lend you a laptop lock, including the key, of course. So you can run away during work without having to worry about the laptop "mysteriously disappearing" in the meantime.
This is a traditional solution in the form of a cable with an eye at one end and a locking mechanism at the other end. We recommend a brace between the board and the side of the workbench to secure the cable - see photos below.