Public Computers

The College provides information technology resources for the purpose of supporting its mission (teaching, learning, and student success). It is expected that usage will be primarily educational in nature in support of this mission. Kapi`olani Community College students, faculty, staff and other officially affiliated UH users have priority for accessing electronic resources and using library computer equipment. Non-affiliated users are limited to designated workstations for computer use.

Login at any open computer with your UH Username and Password (same as your MyUH Portal login). For your security when you are finished, Log Out by following the instructions at the bottom of the desktop.

The library tries to support the needs of as many students as possible with our limited computer resources. For security reasons, students are not allowed to install additional software on library computers. The following are available on all public library computers and laptops:

  • Windows XP operating system
  • Microsoft Office Pro (either 2003 or 2007, look for a sticker on the monitor), including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Firefox web browser
  • Internet Explorer web browser
  • Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes
  • QuickTime
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Silverlight
  • Flash
  • Shockwave
  • Java
  • Printing to the library Printstations

Software is updated as often as possible, but we will not always have the most current version available. For specialized software needs not covered in the list above, check with your instructor for computer resources that may be available through your academic program.

Legal DVD and CD burning is permitted, but the library does not provide software, media, or any kind of support to students or faculty for these activities.

The Library is committed to serving all members of the UH community fairly and equitably through its policies. Anyone who uses the Library's technology resources to violate other duly established policies or laws will be denied access to these resources. Users found to have vandalized, altered or damaged a computer, its programs or data, are in violation of Hawai'i State Law and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.

All users must abide by the University of Hawai'i Policy on Acceptable Use of University Computer and Information Resources (E2.210) In particular:

  • Display of sexually explicit images or sounds where others can see or hear them may create a hostile environment and could constitute sexual harassment.
  • University servers and networks may not be used to house or distribute unauthorized software, music, video or other information resources.