The Morton and Angela Topfer Library Café is CUNY's only 24/7 computing facility. Originally based on the concept of a downtown internet cafe, the Library Café has grown into a full service computing facility, with more than 80 workstations, all with internet access and a legion of software applications.
The Library Café also offers full printing and scanning services, multiple study, dining and lounge areas, expert and caring technical support, and a full service Starbucks Coffee kiosk!
The Library Café staff also offers a year-round program of free computer workshops. These famous and well regarded classes are held throughout the week, for absolute beginners and experienced users alike, and cover a wide range of computer-based topics.
While Using a Computer Station:
Concluding Your Computer Session:
All patrons who wish to use the Library Cafe's computers must first sign in at the Service Desk. Patrons must present their validated student ID card.
Acceptable ID Cards:
NOTE: Children are not allowed to use computers. Children must be with an adult at all times.
Non-acceptable ID Cards:
Note to Brooklyn College Alumni, and CUNY non-Brooklyn College Students:
Although Brooklyn College Alumni and CUNY Non-Brooklyn College ID cards are listed as an acceptable ID card, persons holding these types of identification will be given a computer station after all waiting Brooklyn College students are given a computer and another computer becomes free.
24-hour access is restricted to registered Brooklyn College students with a validated student ID card and BC faculty and staff with 24-hour access identification cards. All others may use the Library Cafe only during those hours when the Cafe is staffed.
Note to Brooklyn College Faculty:
Brooklyn College Faculty members are strongly encouraged to use the computers of the Faculty Computer Facility, located in the 3rd floor of the Brooklyn College Library. Please call (718)951-4634 for more information.
Note: This policy statement is a modified version of a statement originally prepared by the University's Computer Policy Committee and reviewed by the University Faculty Senate and the CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs.
The computer resources of The City University of New York must be used in a manner that is consistent with the University's educational purposes and environment. All users of computer resources are expected to act in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation, and to adhere to the regulations for their use set forth in this document.
As a user of CUNY/Brooklyn College resources:
Any user who is found to be in violation of these rules shall be subject to the following:
NOTE: Viewing pornographic materials
Viewing pornographic material in the lab is expressly prohibited at Brooklyn College. This is viewed as a serious offense and further prosecution may be initiated.
Please visit http://infotech.brooklyn.cuny.edu/labs/ for ITS policies for all Brooklyn College labs.
All patrons who wish to use the Library Cafe's computers mustfirst sign in at the Service Desk. Patrons must present their validated student ID card (please see Computer Access page for more information).
Proper dress attire must be worn at all times.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Library Cafe.
The Library Cafe staff provides a variety of services to patrons, including technical support and document printing (please see Service Desk, Printing page for more information).
The Library Cafe offers image scanning free of charge. Here are the guidelines for getting your images scanned:
For more information on printing click here.
The Library Cafe offers two ADA computer stations for the visually impaired. Both are equipped with:
ADA computer users are expected to be trained in using their available features. For assistance please contact us in advance.
For more information on the Student Laptop Loan Program click here.
To be allowed to use the Laptop Service you must be a Brooklyn College student, and in addition you must be registered for the current semester. To get your laptop configured visit the West End Building (WEB), 1st Floor, call 1-718-951-5787 or visit http://bc-wifi.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Wireless Computing (all floors) is available at specific locations throughout the library: see floor plans of the wireless network at the Brooklyn College Library and learn how to get started.
Once your laptop has been configured for WiFi you may print from your laptop in the library using this URL: https://webprint.brooklyn.cuny.edu/. To get your laptop configured, visit the West End Building (WEB), 1st Floor.
Despite all the advances in technology the world has to offer today, nothing is perfect. Don’t take anything for granted. Computers will continue to experience problems, errors, crashes, software virus damage, and even unintentional user mistreatment. All these factors are good agents in destroying your important files and making your life miserable.
Here are some tips in keeping your document files safe:
Viruses. We've all heard of them. They infect computers by destroying files, decoding user passwords, and replicating themselves onto other computer stations. If you are unprotected, viruses will spread like wildfire and can destroy all documents on your disks and on your computer.
The steps written on the above list are all valid ways to protect your files from virus infection.
Here are other prevention tips: