Policies and Procedures
Borrowing materials from other libraries: Help us get it for you quickly
November 09, 2006 at 8:25 AM
Say Hello To SAM
August 21, 2006 at 4:35 PM
No, we haven’t hired new library staff. SAM is a stand alone computer in the library’s CD-ROM area (near the first floor conference rooms). SAM stands for: Software Accompanying Material. This includes all computer diskettes that come with books available in the library. Most of the computer files on SAM are forms, but some files also contain tables of contents, and a few are executable files.
SAM is very single-minded in its purpose. Because it is the only computer that contains all these computer files, its access is limited to copying files from Windows 3.11 File Manager. To use SAM you will have to bring a 3 ½” diskette with you. You will also need the title or call number of the book that complements the software. (For some titles, you may also want to have the form number, because hundreds of forms may be included on one diskette.)
Easy to use instructions are available in a binder near the computer. Once you have copied your files you will need to go to another computer to view the forms, etc. Most of the software to date was created for WordPerfect. You can use the computers in the Toso and Ruffo labs, or bring the files home to use on your own computer.
As always, if you need help ask someone at Reference or Circulation.
Heafey Law Library Holiday Hours
December 15, 2005 at 10:50 AM
For those of you still working on papers, here is an up-to-date notice of Heafey's holiday break hours. We'll be closed from December 23, 2005 to January 2, 2006, reopening on January 3, 2006. If you live in the South Bay and need a study/work space, San Jose State University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is open on December 27, 28, and 29. King Library is open to the public.