Software Installed on IALS Laptops,
Each IALS laptop has the following software installed:
In addition, each laptop has 2 GB of filespace for saving files (DeepFreeze Thawspace) for the duration of the loan.
DeepFreeze is a system restore software which allows us to reset the laptop back to its original configuration each time the laptop is rebooted. Users are advised to temporarily save any files to the Saved Files folder on the laptop before transferring to either online storage or a USB flash drive.
Each laptop is connected to the network using our secured WiFi network IALS Lib. Via this network, users can access a variety of online subscription databases without the need to login using their library card.
Once the laptop is started up, it should automatically connect to the WiFi network after a minute of two. The library does have a couple of zones on the 2nd Floor where access may be limited. If you should have difficulty on these floors connecting to WiFi, please move either to the 3rd floor or L2 for a stronger signal.
We cannot loan out laptops to non-academic or day-pass holders. Please ask at the Issue & Enquiry Desk for a laptop. Staff will see if one is available. If there are no laptops, please use one of our public PCs and check back later in the day to see if a laptop has been returned.