Technology & Supplies

At Bryant University, the library is pleased to provide several initiatives to our community. As part of our " Technology Vision Statement " we utilize information and communication technologies to enhance the access and delivery of information and library services to you. Please stop by and take advantage of these cool tools!

Laptops - General Software & Dragon Naturally Speaking

The library provides ten Lenovo ThinkPads to currently enrolled students.  To borrow a laptop, the user needs a valid Bryant University ID card and must be in good standing with the library.  Laptops are available from the Borrower Services Department; may not be reserved in advance; may be borrowed for seven days; and may be renewed for seven days.

We also have two laptops available for student use that are equipped with a speech recognition software program called Dragon Naturally Speaking.  The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) uses this software and they have arranged, though Information Services, for us to have it installed on a library laptop for your use.

We ask that users: do not duplicate any software from the laptop; save everything to a USB flash drive, as all non-standard files will be removed; notify staff as soon as possible if laptop is damaged; do not return the laptop via the book drop bin.

Laptops - Rosetta Stone

The library provides ten laptops, each dedicated to a different language: Chinese, French, Gaelige, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (two laptops are dedicated to Spanish).  The Rosetta Stone software uses a combination of images, text, and sound, with difficulty levels increasining as the student progresses, in order to teach various vocabularly terms and grammatical functions intuitively, without drills or translation, called the "Dynamic Immersion Method."

These laptops are available to members of the Bryant community, including students, staff and faculty.  Each laptop has a 28-day loan period with an optional 14-day renewal period.  Laptops are loaned on a first come, first serve basis, but if you'd like to be added to our informal waiting list, please ask!

We ask that users: do not duplicate any software from the laptop; save everything to a USB flash drive, as all non-standard files will be removed; notify staff as soon as possible if laptop is damaged; do not return the laptop via the book drop bin.

iPad2 & iPad Mini Tablets

The library is pleased to offer Apple iPad2 and iPad Mini tablets to the Bryant Community, including students, staff and faculty.  Each iPad has a seven day loan period with an optional seven day renewal period.  iPad tablets are loaned on a first come, first serve basis, but if you'd like to be added to our informal waiting list, please ask!  Loaded with nearly 100 educational and entertaining apps, the Bryant Library iPad is a useful tool for academics or leisure.

Kindle Fire Tablets

The Bryant Library has Kindle Fire tablets available to the Bryant Community, including students, staff and faculty.  Each Kindle Fire has a seven day loan period with an optional seven day renewal period.  Kindle Fires are loaned on a first come, first serve basis, but if you'd like to be added to our informal waiting list, please ask!

The Kindle Fire is a cool piece of technology which links to your personal Amazon account.  Take it out for a spin and have access to over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games.  The Kindle Fire also contains integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts and email.

Button Makers

The library has two American Button Machine button making kits available for checkout to members of the Bryant Community, including students, staff and faculty.  Each button making kit contains a button press that makes round, 1.5 inch diameter buttons; a circular paper cutter; and a binder containing instructions and image software.

The library also sells the supplies needed to make the buttons themselves - the metal shells, the pinbacks, and the mylar coverings - at a cost of 10 cents per completed button (for example, if you wanted to make 50 buttons, you would get 50 of each item, and the cost would be $5.00).

The button making kit is a fun tool to make buttons for an event or project, as a fundraiser, or just for personal use. Let your creativity run wild!

Tech Accessories

To round our our technology zoo, we also offer a multitude of device accessories.  Please note that these accessories are designed for a 2-hour, in-house use only loan period and cannot leave the library.  We appreciate your adherence to this policy.  We offer:

  • Laptop Chargers (Lenovo & Apple) 
  • iPhone Chargers
  • Android Phone Chargers
  •  Ethernet cables & USB Adapters
  •  Calculators
  •  USB Drives
  •  DVD-ROM Drives
  • Computer mice
  •  Headphones (USB and audio jack compatible)

Earbuds are also available for purchase for $1.00.  

All accessories are available for use by both Bryant Community members and guests of the University.

Supplies

The library also offers a variety of supplies to help you work on projects and assignments while here in the building.  See the staff at Borrower Services if you need any of the following:

  • Rulers
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteboard Markers & Erasers
  • Tape
  • Staplers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils & Crayons
  • Sharpies
  • White Out
 
  •  1- and 3-Hole Punches

All accessories are available for use by both Bryant Community members and guests of the University.  There's no need to run back to your room or office for supplies... the library probably has what you need!

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY'S TECHNOLOGY!

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Do you have questions? 

Any suggestions or feedback?

Please contact us anytime!

circdesk@bryant.edu or 401.232.6125