Computer Labs

By logging onto a computer, the user agrees to observe all of the following policies. Failure to observe these policies will result in a loss of computer privileges.

Description of Computer Labs

  • The Library has two computer labs on the first floor with additional computers on the second floor. The smaller lab on the first floor is the room located at the library entrance and is referred to as the "front lab". The larger lab is located beyond the stairwell, and is often referred to as the "back lab."
  • All Library computers can access the Internet have the same software available: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and Web browsers ( Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer), plus a few other programs used by specific courses.   LSC-O user logins are required for accessing all computers on campus.
  • A workstation with a scanner is on the first row of the front lab.
  • All computers are networked to a printer.
  • To avoid excessive or unnecessary printing, consider saving files to a jump drive or emailing the documents to yourself. 

Who May Use the Computers?

  • Computers are primarily intended for students completing course-related academic assignments or other college-related activities.
  • The Library computers are available for students currently enrolled at Lamar State College-Orange and high school students who are co-enrolled at Lamar State College-Orange. In order to use the computers you must sign in using your LSC-O NetId/password information, the same as your Blackboard login.
  • Students from other Lamar campuses may use computers in the front lab without a time limit. They are logged on by staff after showing a current student ID card. They are allowed 25 printed pages per week. 
  • Three designated computers in the front lab may be used by alumni and the general public. Alumni must show their current alumni card and sign in at the front desk. Alumni are limited to two hours of computer usage and five printed pages per day. The general public must show a picture ID and sign in at the front desk. The public is limited to one hour computer usage and five printed pages per day.
  • Failure to leave promptly at the end of allotted time periods may result in users losing computer privileges.
  • When LSC-O students need to work on academic assignments and all computers are in use, anyone using a computer for non-academic purposes will be asked to relinquish his or her computer.

Youth Access

  • Children and teens under 16 years of age are NOT allowed to use Library computers and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while in the Library.
  • Students 16 years of age or older who are not co-enrolled at Lamar State College-Orange must present a current picture ID to use one of the three designated public computers.
  • Library staff do not act in the place of parents in keeping with the principles of equal access to information. We do not restrict computer users from accessing information available on computers. If a parent or guardian does not wish his or her teen to access specific information, the parent or guardian should discuss these restrictions with his or her teen in the context of the parent-child relationship.

Using the Computers

  • The computers are shut down 10 minutes before closing time. Repeated failure to leave promptly at closing time will result in loss of computer privileges.
  • It is a criminal offense under Texas state law to give your personal usernames, passwords, PINs or any of the LSC-O computer logins to anyone else, under any circumstances. Ask anyone needing login assistance to seek staff help.
  • Never do anything illegal, threatening or deliberately destructive while using the computers. It is the user's responsibility to know what is illegal, threatening or deliberately destructive.
  • Never use the computers or their output for commercial gain.
  • Never use the computers or their output to advertise or promote activities other than those sponsored by the college.
  • Never intentionally retrieve online material that might be considered pornographic by other lab users or staff. Such material, if exhibited in a public space, can result in a sexually hostile environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If such material should appear accidentally on the computer, close the screen immediately.
  • It is a criminal offense to download copyrighted programs or other data (music, etc.) without having legal permission to do so.
  • Library subscription database services are licensed for on-campus use by all users and for off-campus use by current students and staff of Lamar State College-Orange. Login when requested with your LSC-O login when off campus. This is the same as your Blackboard login.
  • Food and open drink containers are not allowed in computer labs. Keep drinks in securely closed containers and away from computers.
  • Turn cell phones off or to vibrate mode and take phone calls outside the Library.
  • You must have headphones to listen to audio. Headphones for students, co-enrolled students and Lamar University students may be checked-out at the circulation desk. Alumni and the public must bring their own headphones in order to listen to audio.
  • Lab users are expected to observe rules of civil behavior and exhibit courtesy and respect toward other lab users and staff.

Contact Info

Ron E. Lewis Library

For general information, please contact:

Phone: (409) 882-3352
410 W. Front Avenue

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