Computers and Wireless Access in the Harris Learning Library

Computers and the Learning Commons

The computers in the Learning Commons provide access to scholarly research tools via E-Resources and the Internet, and a host of other services and software programs.  The Learning Commons is located near the entrance of the Library just past the Information Desk. We currently have 46 iMac workstations in the Learning Commons, 23 of are setup as Windows based computers and 23 are Macs.  Computers are open to all library patrons.

E-Resources provide access to full-text journals, abstracts, electronic books, and databases that cover a broad range of subject areas. For all library patrons, access to most E-Resources is available via the library's web page. Some E-resources will require Canadore College and Nipissing University credentials. In addition to the computers in the Learning Commons, Canadore College and Nipissing University students, faculty and staff can access licensed E-resources from other networked stations on campus and from off-campus via your login credentials.


Laptops may be signed out until 15 minutes prior to library closing time from the Circulation Desk to all library patrons. Print jobs may be sent directly from the Library laptops to the network printer in the Learning Commons area.  

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available throughout the Harris Learning Library. Laptops should detect the wireless signal and connect to it, without having to enter any credentials. The network names for the library are nuwlnet or HARRIS LEARNING LIBRARY.

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