The Technology & Equipment in the Group Study Rooms

There are 9 group rooms that can be reserved using our room booking app on the web at apps.library.newpaltz.edu. Seven of the group rooms have technology in them.

The rooms are arranged in order in a clockwise direction around the sides of the library with 1 - 6 on the south wall of the library then 7 - 9 on the north side of the library.

The group rooms 1-6 on south wall and 7-9 north wall

Please read our policies for use of the study rooms: http://library.newpaltz.edu/policies/studyroom.html

All the rooms have a whiteboard and power outlets in the table. (Whiteboard markers can be checked out at the Front Desk)
 

Group rooms 2 - 8 also have:

  • A built in room PC on the wall behind the TV (keyboard and mouse can be checked out at the Front Desk)
  • A large touchscreen display (The touch screen functions only work with the rooms  built-in PC.)
  • Video/audio cable connections for connecting laptops to the big display


 

To use the built in PC in the room

If the following does not work please ask for help at the Tech Help Desk.  

Please never go into the floor box in a group room for any reason

  • Press the "PC" button on the Crestron panel to enable the display for the built in room PC
  • The PC is on the wall just behind the TV on the left or right side. A label on the TV bezel tells you which side 
  • The PC power button and USB ports are facing out for easy access if you need to connect a device or power the PC on
  • You check out the PC's keyboard and mouse from the Front desk by room number



 

To use a laptop with the display

If the following does not work please ask for help at the Tech Help Desk.  

Please never go into the floor box in a group room for any reason

  • Press the "Floor PC" button on the Crestron panel to use your laptop from the display connectors on the table
  • Connect the HDMI cable or the VGA cable to your laptop OR connect the correct adapter to the HDMI cable and plug that into your laptop
  • In Windows hold the Windows Key and press the letter P to Project your screen to the TV.
  • On a Mac use Command + F1. Slowly tap F1 and wait until you get the display option you want.
    • For a Mac other key combinations might work better
      • Command + Fn + 2
      • Command + 2

For Macs that do not show on the big screen we have another adapter at the tech help desk. Ask our Tech Help Assistant if you need to try it. 
 


When the in-room PC does not display 

Please never go into the floor box in a group room for any reason

You can always ask for help at the Tech Help Desk or you can try some quick fixes. Using them in this order is best.

  • Shut down the PC by pressing the power button on the PC behind the TV twice
  • Manually turn the display off by the TV power button then
  • On the Crestron panel hold the System Off button 5 seconds till the panel is off
  • Power the PC back on from its Power button
  • Turn the TV back on from its power button
  • Then Press the "PC" button and "Display ON" button on the Cestron panel several times each and wait

If these steps do not fix the issue submit a tech trouble report. Here: library.newpaltz.edu/techhelp.php


 

When a laptop doesn't connect to a TV in a media room

Please never go into the floor box in a group room for any reason

You can always ask for help at the Tech Help Desk or you can try some quick fixes. Using them in this order is best.

NOTE: There is another kind of adapter that might help available at the Library Tech Help counter at the Front desk.
  • On the Crestron panel hold the "System off" button till it goes off & verify that the TV is off (TV button glows red)
  • Then press the "Floor PC" button and wait until the light on the TV is green
  • Then go to the laptop and check its connections, disconnect and carefully reconnect them, holding it firmly in place for a while 
  • Try the keyboard key combinations again
    • On Windows: Windows Key + P key and select duplicate
    • Mac Laptops can use different key strokes depending on settings in the Mac but one of these should work
      • Command + F1 
      • Command + Fn + 2
      • Command + 2

If these steps do not fix the issue submit a tech trouble report. Here: library.newpaltz.edu/techhelp.php

 

Wireless Keyboard and mouse not connecting with the room PC

You can always ask for help at the Tech Help Desk or you can try some quick fixes. Using them in this order is best.

  • Power both keyboard and mouse off from the on/off switch and turn them back on again. Wait a bit and test again.
  • Try the touch screen on the PC display to see if the PC may be frozen
  • Restart the PC by pressing the power button twice, after it shuts down power it on again
    • NOTE: After a restart it may take 1 minute for the keyboard/mouse driver on the PC to connect
  • Test the keyboard batteries by pressing FN + f12 keys & if the power light glows green they are good
  • Swap a battery from the keyboard to the mouse and put the mouse battery in the keyboard and test again

If it does not fix the issue submit a tech trouble report. Here: library.newpaltz.edu/techhelp.php