Locations of Computers
All library computers are networked to black & white printers available near the Reference Desk, in the PC Lab, on the Lower and Upper Levels, and a color printer near the Reference Desk. More information about printing is available below.
- Computers are available on all 3 levels of the library.
- Macs are available on the Upper Level and in the Hawaiian Collection.
- Two computers in front of the Reference Desk are limited to searching the Voyager library catalog and have a 10-minute time limit.
Laptops and Wireless
Wired Carrels - Laptop lines connecting to the Internet are available for students with their own laptops. The stations are located on the Main Level in the grey carrels near the DVDs.
Most of the library is covered by the ACS wireless Internet network.
The computers in the library are managed by a different UHH department, Academic Computing Services (ACS). Most of the computers in the library have Internet access, Microsoft Office programs, and Acrobat Reader. ACS maintains a list of software available in PC labs on campus.
IT Resources @ UH
ITS Information Technoogy Services provides a broad range of IT services and support to students of the entire UH System.
***Save Your Work Often***
**Save Your Files to a USB flash drive**
Buy a USB Flash Drive - they are available at the UH Hilo Bookstore
Insert it into the USB port in your computer -
A message will let you know that "Your new hardware is installed and ready to use".
To save a document: click on "save as" and choose the device you want to save it to (your usb - "Removable Disk" or "unknown"). Once the flash drive is selected, name your document in the "File name" field
To Eject USB Flash Drive:
Tell your computer you want to remove your USB flash drive before you physically remove the drive from your computer. To do so on a PC, right-click on the icon for the drive and select "Remove" in order to safely remove the drive.
*If you pull out your USB flash drive without telling your computer first, you run the risk of damaging the drive and losing data.