Enhancements to Law Library Reader PCs on Wednesday, March 3

By | 25 February 2010
Don't feel like one of these - the new configuration has been thoroughly tested!

The new configuration has been thoroughly tested. Photo by flickr user jreed.

By Penny Schenk

UPDATE: The date for this work is now Wednesday, March 3.

The Bodleian Libraries are in the process of rolling out a new and improved configuration for reader PC’s – this was trialled in the Freshfields Room in the Law Library in December, so those of you who have used computers there will already be familiar with it. The new configuration offers numerous benefits, including additional software and more recent versions of applications like Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.

On Wednesday, March 3, our remaining reader PC’s will be upgraded, and thus unavailable for part of the day. The machines involved are the two PC’s against the wall near the Enquiry Desk, the PC in the Graduate Reading Room, and the nine PC’s in the Gallery Computer Room upstairs. SunRays are unaffected by this change and will remain available throughout, as will all the PC’s in the Freshfields Room.

Once this work is complete, it will be necessary to log in to any Law Library reader PC with your OLIS Patron barcode and password. If you need to have your OLIS password reset, please see staff at the Enquiry Desk who can assist you.


1. You should always log off when you are finished using a reader PC, so that your account is not compromised. You will be automatically logged off after a period of 20 minutes of inactivity.

2. Any files saved to the reader PC desktop will be deleted when you log off (or are automatically logged off after 20 minutes of inactivity) so it is crucial to save any documents to a USB stick or email them to yourself.

More information about the changes is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/computing/reader-image-faq.  If you have questions or concerns about the changes in the Law Library, please email penny.schenk@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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