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Technology Services End-of-Semester Survival Guide

When the end of semester approaches, Falk Library becomes a hub for finalizing projects and exam preparation. Follow these technology usage tips to help ease your end-of-semester activities.

Book your Group Study Room in advance

Two students in group study roomGroup Study Rooms are a popular study space during finals. You can guarantee a spot for your group by booking up to five days in advance online. If you are not with a group, Room D or E can be booked for a single user. All room users must be health sciences affiliated with a valid Pitt ID.

Plan breaks for Group Study Rooms

The maximum time to book a group study room in your name is four consecutive hours, and room keys cannot be taken outside the library. For study sessions that are more than four hours, plan to take a break of at least one hour between bookings.

Recharge your batteries

If your phone or tablet needs a boost, you can borrow iPhone or micro-USB charging cords with a mobile battery pack from the Technology Help Desk. For laptops, you can borrow a wall charger for a Mac or PC; laptop power banks are also available when outlets are scarce.

Find computer space

The library provides computers on the main floor and the upper floor. Classroom 2 computers on the upper floor can be used whenever a class is not in session, indicated by the class calendar and sign just outside the door.

Print in moderation

Printing many pages at once can jam our self-service printers. To keep both library printers operating smoothly, please print larger files in sets of 30 pages or less.

Take a laptop with you

If you are more comfortable studying outside of the library, you can borrow a laptop and take it to your favorite location. The Technology Help Desk loans Windows and Mac laptops with a valid Pitt ID. Your laptop will be due in four hours, but you can renew online for as long as needed on the current day. All laptops will be due back before the library closes.

For more information, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-648-9109.

~Julia Dahm

Posted in the December 2017 Issue