Computers & Printing

Eshleman Library has a total number of 128 computers available to HFC students, faculty, and staff during the hours that the library is open.

Reference and Research Help Area

Twenty-one computers are located on the first floor near the Reference and Research Help Desk. Librarians are available for research assistance and can provide assistance on citation development, discovery of resources, and general questions.

The following software is available on the computers in the Reference and Research Help Area:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio, and Word)
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge, and Chrome browsers

Media Center Lab

The Media Center computer lab is located on the second floor of the library and has 102 PCs, including two wheel-chair accessible stations with JAWS (Job Access with Speech), and five Macs. Headphones are available at the desk. Staff members are available to assist you with questions about computer, software, and printer usage.

The following software is available on the Media Center PCs:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
  • Chem Office 2002
  • Diet Analysis Plus
  • Discover
  • EThomas 8
  • Expression 4
  • GDP Online Keyboarding
  • iProfile 1.0
  • Language of Medicine
  • Lockdown Browser 2
  • My Math Lab
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio, and Word).
  • One Drive
  • Quickbooks (7th row on machines numbered 15387-10 thru 16)
  • Sage 50 Accounting 2016
  • Simply Accounting
  • Snap Player (web browser plug-in used for CIS 100)
  • Visual Superscript
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge, and Chrome browsers

The following software is available on the Media Center Macs:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 (including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio, and Word).
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (including After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Animator (Beta), Dreamweaver, Experience Design (Beta), Fireworks CS6, Flash Builder 4.7, Acrobat, Fuse, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Muse, Photoshop, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Scout, and Speedgrade 2015)
  • iBooks
  • iTunes
  • Maps
  • Maya
  • Microsoft 2016 for Mac (Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Chrome and Safari browsers

Media Center Policies

  • To help students concentrate, we request that you please text before talking on cell phones in the Media Center. Open areas to talk are available on the main floor.
  • Please help us keep the library clean by using covered drinks and properly disposing of your trash.
  • Though group work in the lab is encouraged, students are asked to be considerate of those around them.
  • Remember to protect your privacy! It is important that that you log off.
  • For your safety, logging another person into your account is prohibited.

Printers, Photocopiers, Scanners, and Fax Machines

  • Printing, photocopying, and scanning are now available in the Media Center and on the main floor of the library near the entrance.
  • Assistance with the printers is available at the Circulation Desk as well as in the Media Center.
  • We now have color printing on the main floor.
  • Students may print their schedules and financial aid letters without charge using the computer located in the printing area on the main floor.
  • Printing is now easier than ever! Each of the computers in the library prints to any of the three public printers. Just hit print, write down or take a picture of your unique print job number, then follow the prompts at the print station. You may also choose to send a confirmation email to your account.
  • Students may also send a print job to our printers from anywhere off-campus. Upload the document to
    and obtain a document number to use on-campus. These unique numbers are valid for 24 hours.
  • Printing requires a card payment. Students without a debit or credit card are welcome to add cash or change onto a free, reusable print card.
  • Black and white printing and copying is $0.10 per page.
  • Black and white copying on large paper is $0.20 per page.
  • Color printing and copying is $1.00 per page.
  • Users may also print directly from flash drives, Google Drive, or a HawkMail account.
  • Each of the printers in the library may also be used as a photocopier. Payment is made with a debit, credit, or print card.
  • All three of the printers are able to scan documents and send the resulting .pdf file to an email address or USB drive at no charge,
  • There are also two scanners in the Media Center, each attached to a Mac.
  • There is a public fax machine located at the Circulation Desk.

Computer Usage Policies

Henry Ford College, Eshleman Library primarily serves the students, faculty, and staff of Henry Ford College in support of the college’s academic mission.

A student registered for classes in the current semester only needs his or her HFC username and password to log in to a computer.

Don’t know your username or password? Come to the Media Center or click HERE for help.

Not a current student? The library has one computer with internet access available for limited use by members of the public and intended for quick reference and government documents access. Individual sessions are limited to 30 minutes per day to allow others access to this resource.

While access to computers is available at all times that the library is open, users will be asked to complete end-of-day sessions 15 minutes prior to closing to allow the staff to complete shut-down procedures.

For your safety, the library reserves the right to monitor and control the use of computers and other equipment at all times

HFC Wireless Network

Wireless Internet The HFC Wireless Network is available in the Eshleman Library, ASCC, Health Careers, Liberal Arts, Mackenzie Fine Arts Center, Science, Learning Technology Center, the Student & Culinary Arts Center and the Technology Building on the main campus in Dearborn from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All buildings on the 75-acre main campus soon will have wireless capabilities. Learn How to Get Connected