Technology

SBCC students studying in the Luria Library.

Computers

The library has 48 iMac Workstations available to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. These computers require a login using a current Pipeline ID and Password and can be located in our Cyber Center on the main floor of the library.

We also have 50 Chromebooks available to check out for on-campus use. These mini-laptops can be checked out for up to four hours using your Campus ID Card. A current Pipeline ID and Password are required to login.

Headphones are also available to borrow at the Checkout Desk.

Printing

All 48 iMac Workstations can be used for printing, and print jobs can be picked up at any campus printer, including the three printers in the library.

Wireless printing is possible from personal computers and library Chromebooks.

You must use funds on your Campus Card (student I.D.) to pay for print jobs in the library or anywhere on campus. You can add money to your Flex account through Pipeline or by using the kiosk in the library lobby.

If you do not have a Campus Card, you may get one in the Office of Student Life, located in the Campus Center (CC building).

Black and white printing is $.10 a page.

Color printing is $.25 a page.

Scanning

The library has one high-speed scanner that is free to use, and each of the copiers/printers will allow you to scan for free. The high-speed Scanner is located near the Reference & Information Desk.

Two flatbed Scanners are available at the Windows-based computers in the Cyber Center. DSPS Students are given priority for these workstations.

Copiers

For paper copies, the library has three copiers/printers on the main floor. The cost is $.10 a page for black and white copies and $.25 for color copies.

Assistive/Adaptive Technologies

The Library collaborates with the Disability Services and Programs for Students office to provide assistive technology equipment in the building. For a complete list of assistive technology equipment at SBCC contact the DSPS office at (805) 965-0581 extension 2364.

  • The library has 2 accessible computers on the 1st floor for people with disabilities. Priority use will be given to DSPS students.
    • Kurzweil 3000 (screen reader for learning disabilities). The program reads text scanned from a book or document or it can open and read a word processing file. The original page layout, including pictures and charts, etc., are maintained and displayed on the screen.
    • Zoom text (screen enlarger low vision). Provides variable magnification and text to speech capabilities.
    • JAWS (screen reader for users who are blind). Provides speech and braille output for most popular software applications.
    • Optelec Clear View+ system magnifies text and photos with an average zoom range of 2.7X – 72X. is located at computer station DSPS 2
  • Ubi Duo devices for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Three scanners with OCR (optical character recognition) capability, to convert print materials to a format usable with Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, or other screen-reader software. High-speed KIC scanner can also create an MP3 audio file from text.
  • Height-adjustable tables in a variety of locations to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Reference desk/Information area designed to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Circulation desk includes worktable to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Chromebooks have some available accessibility options, indicated here: http://www.guidingtech.com/48016/chromebook-accessibility-options Note: The type of accessibility options provided to the student is dependent on the student’s preference and skillset
  • Handheld magnification device available at Circulation Desk

For further help with assistive/adaptive technologies please contact:

  • Technical support: Tom Harbeson, ICLC
  • Training: Laurie Vasquez, Assistive Technologies Specialist, or designee