FACILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
We have eight academic collaboration workstations with large monitors; two iMacs and six Windows PCs. These workstations are restricted to UO users with Duck IDs.
These workstations are loaded with a wide range of applications including standard productivity, design, and mapping software. In addition to the suite of software found here, the academic workstations in Portland also include AutoCAD, AutoDesk Revit, and Rhino.
There are also two Internet workstations allowing network access without UO log-in. The UO Library catalog and databases, as well as the Internet generally, are available from these workstations. Please limit non-research activities to 15 minutes.
UO Portland offers two reservable study rooms available for UO and limited non-UO use on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms are available via bookings handled through our automated room reservation system, LibCal. Please see our room use policies.
Small group or individual study room
Our small group study room is located on the main floor of the library and is available for UO and limited non-UO use. This room comfortably seats two or four cozily. This room is equipped with soft seating, a table, and a computer. To book this study room, please click the following link and review our room use policies.
Group study and classroom
Our group study room is located on the lower level of the library and is available for UO and limited non-UO use. This room seats approximately twenty-five, and is equipped with mobile chairs and tables, a whiteboard, and tackable walls for hanging large work. To book this study room, please click and the following link and review our room use policies.
The Library maintains a computer classroom in the White Stag block, available for course reservation and for UO student use. For more information, visit this page.
Printers and copiers
We have a Xerox multifunction printer that can print 8.5 x 11" (letter), 8.5 x 14" (legal) pages, and 11 x 17" (tabloid) pages. Black-and-white printing costs 8 cents per letter or legal sheet (single or double-sided) and 16 cents per tabloid sheet. Color printing costs 25 cents per side for letter and legal paper and 50 cents per side for tabloid pages (Campus Cash only). The properties for the printer must be set to Black-and-White before the job is sent, or the job will be charged at the color rate.
Our printer doubles as a photocopier. Photocopying costs 8 cents per page (Campus Cash only).
The printer also does triple duty as a scanner.
Patrons who wish to print to these printers from their own laptops can do so by following the instructions for the Portland Library printer at following link:
Our reference desk cannot accept cash for printing or copying. You can add Campus Cash to your UO ID card or to generic Campus Cash cards available at the Duck Store.
To add Campus Cash to a card, log into DuckWeb or the Campus Cash website (users with UO IDs only) or call the UO Card Office during regular business hours and use a credit or debit card with Visa logo. The toll-free number for the Card Office is 1-877-877-4635.
We have five flatbed scanners and one 35 mm slide/negative scanner (no batch feed) available for UO users. Each scanner is connected directly to one of the academic workstations. Access via Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat provides the greatest functionality, but scans can also be performed using the VueScan application on the desktop.
All users are encouraged to bring a flash drive or to email scan files to themselves, as the content of the workstations is refreshed regularly.
Our KIC Bookeye scanner can perform medium-resolution scans of bound materials at a range of sizes. A scan can be saved as a searchable PDF, JPG image file, or a rudimentary sound file with a spoken version of the captured text. Users may saved scans to USB flash drive or send them via email; there is a 10 MB filesize limit for emailed documents.
Our Xerox mulfunction printer/copier is also capable of scanning documents and delivering them through email at no charge; there is a 10 MB filesize limit for emailed documents.
UO Faculty may also take advantage of some other options for getting slides and other visual materials digitized for academic use. For more information, see the page here.
Large-format printing and scanning
The Library staffs and supports the Output Room, located on the 5th floor of the White Stag block. This facility offers high-quality, mediated wide-format printing and scanning.
Output Room equipment:
- 24" vinyl cutter
- 42" digital scanner
- 42" wide-format printer
- 44" wide-format 12-color printer
- laser jet color printer (prints letter and tabloid)
Costs for wide-format printing vary according to the type of print job. Full-ink photographic prints are $12 per linear foot. Lines and fill prints are $6 per linear foot. Large-format scanning is $6 per job. Color laser jet printing is 50 cents for letter-size prints and $1 for tabloid.
Users must pay with Campus Cash (see above for ways to acquire and add to a Campus Cash account.)
UO students and faculty in Portland can borrow from our technology sandbox collection, which includes specimen technology items available for 24-hour loan.
We offer support for educational videoconferencing between White Stag Block classrooms and remote locations. Please see our videoconferencing support page for information on setting up a videoconference at the UO in Portland. For information on technical support of videoconferences, contact Sean Curtin, the Educational Video Specialist.
A service of the UO Libraries, the Canvas learning management system is an easy-to-use web-based tool for hosting syllabi, assignments, grades, discussion tools, and more. Your UO e-mail username and password are required for access. We offer support of Canvas, the UO's new learning management system.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The UO Libraries provide access to ArcMap/ArcGIS and a variety of datasets, available for download. ArcMap/ArcGIS is installed on the library's academic workstations. For further information, see our page on GIS services, or contact the Map and Aerial Photography Library.