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Title: Computer Basics

Computer Basics
Kitsap Regional Library
Lesson Plan Objectives
  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the
    library computers
  • Students will be able to log-on and off the
    library computers using their library card and
  • Students will be able to use a mouse, scroll bar,
    and the librarys online catalog

Basic Computer Hardware

Computer Tower
Using the Mouse

Left Click
Right Click
The Mouse pointer has three different images it
portrays on the screen. 1. It can look like
an Arrow This is your pointer. 2. It can
look like an I Beam The I Beam appears when
the mouse pointer hovers over an area where text
can be entered. 3. It can look like a Hand
with a finger pointing When the pointer
turns to a hand it means you are on a Link.
Left click to open the link.
Hold it like this
Mouse Tutorial Mouserobics http//
Developed by Chris Ripple at the Central Kansas
Library System
Scrolling the Page
Clicking on this arrow moves the scroll bar UP
and moves the page DOWN
When the scroll bar is present it means there is
more content on the page than can be viewed on
one screen. Move the bar up or down to view the
entire contents of the page.
Clicking on this arrow moves the scroll bar DOWN
and moves the page UP
Slide 5 taken from Chris Ripples Mouse
Tutorial Mouserobics http//
Learning the Keyboard

Function keys F1 thru F12
Navigation Keys
Numeric Key Pad
Tab Key
Caps Lock
Shift Key
Space Bar
Control Key
Arrow Keys
Logging-on to the library computers
Logging On Click on Available. A User
Information window will open. Enter all fourteen
digits of your library card into the Log-in box
on the library computers start page (do not
include spaces) PRESS the TAB key to move the
cursor to the Password box Enter your 4-digit
password number into this box Your password
is typically the last 4 digits of your phone
number. You can have a librarian change your
password to something else. Click OK to
Logon and connect to the Internet.

Internet Filter Session Timer
Patrons 17 and older can change their Internet
filtering status from filtered to unfiltered by
clicking on the desired option.
Client reservation information identifies you and
displays the amount of Internet time you have
available. Every library card holder gets one
hour of Internet use per day. Click use this
An Internet Policy page will open which describes
the rules of the road for using KRL computers.
Click to accept KRLs internet use agreement.
A session timer window will stay at the top of
the screen showing your time remaining. To end
your session, click Done, then click the End
Now button.
The Internet Browser KRL Home page
Title Bar
Address Bar

Menu Bar
Tool Bar
Scroll Bar
Status Bar
Accessing the KitCat Library Catalog
Click on the link to Library Catalog to search
for an item in the librarys online catalog.
Logging-on to your library account
Logging into your account FIRST saves you time!
1. Type library card number here.
2. Type your password here.
3. Click on Login
Searching for an item in the catalog
Notice!!! The log-in boxes have disappeared.
You are now logged in to your account. You can
view your account status by clicking here.
Notice!!! The log-in boxes have disappeared.
You are now logged in to your account. You can
view your account status by clicking here.
4. To search for an item, enter your search terms
5. Click on one of the following buttons to
choose the category you would like to search
Choosing an item from the search results
6. Choose a title that interests you -- then
click on the Details/Hold button for more
information about that title.
Analyzing the items record
7. Is the title checked-in at your branch? If
not, use Place Hold link to reserve a copy.
8. Click here to reserve a copy of this title.
When Placing a Hold, the next available copy will
be sent to your home branch.
Placing a Hold on the item
9. Make sure the correct branch is highlighted
for Hold pick up. If you logged in at the
start of your catalog session, this will default
to your Home branch.
11. Click here to place your hold
10. No need to enter suspension dates unless you
are going on vacation. This option allows you to
suspend your holds temporarily.
Confirming the hold

12. Click OK to confirm your hold
Checking your account to see the status of your
13. Click on My Account to verify your holds,
look at your checkout list, and renew
checked-out items.
Using my account
14. Clicking on Review My Account will list
current checkouts and holds. You can renew
materials and edit/cancel holds from this screen.
15. Clicking on Renew My Materials allows you to
renew checked-out items. If another person is
waiting for that item, you will not be able to
renew that item.
Logging out of KitCat
16. To continue searching in the catalog click on
the Search/Home button.
17. If finished searching in the catalog click
here to Logout.
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