Monday, September 8, 2008

Library Q&A of the Day

My work is saved on a floppy disk. Do any of the Library computers have floppy disk drives?

Only two of the Main Campus Library's 112 computers have floppy disk drives; they are both located in the Periodicals Tower. These computers contain Microsoft Office software and may be used to print documents.

The NCC Libraries highly recommend that you purchase a USB drive (also known as a flash drive or thumb drive) to save your work. Every Library computer has an opening to plug in a USB drive. It is quite easy to save multiple files on these drives, and their large storage capacity will allow you to save papers all semester. After using your USB drive at the Library, always double-check that you have removed it from the computer before leaving. We urge students to keep anything of value with them at all times, including USB drives.

USB drives cost anywhere from $10 to $50--the higher the cost, the more storage space you will have. Most drives priced between $10-$20 will be sufficient for your time here at the College. The NCC Bookstore is a great place to shop for a USB drive.

If you'd like a chance to win a free USB drive, stop by the Library table at the Study Skills Marathon and participate in our short survey. The Marathon takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 10 AM-12:30 PM in the Spartan Center, Main Campus!

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