Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use the large monitors in Walter Library?

Answer:

The four monitors in the Great Hall of Walter Library (second floor) are for students, staff and faculty who need to extend their screen beyond their mobile device. This can be useful for:
  • Group viewing
  • Collaborative work
  • Extending a laptop screen

Please share comments and questions about the monitors: http://z.umn.edu/monitorfeedback

Available Connections

The monitor has no computing capability or internet connection by itself, but will need to be plugged into a power outlet. Any laptop, tablet or smartphone that has a video-out hookup should work. VGA, DVI and HDMI cables are connected to the monitors. Apple adapters (iPad and Macbook) are available for checkout at the service desk in the Great Hall (2nd floor of Walter Library). VGA port: Image of a VGA port.
VGA connection
DVI cable: Image of a DVI cable.
DVI connection
HDMI cable: Image of an HDMI cable.
HDMI connection
Apple 30 pin to VGA adapter: Image of an Apple 30 pin to VGA adapter.
Apple 30 pin to VGA adapter (check out at 2nd floor desk)
iPad 1, 2 and 3
Picture of Mini DP to DVI adapterApple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (check out at 2nd floor desk)
Macbooks. Compatible with Thunderbolt connection.

How to Connect

  1. Look at the side of your device for available video-out hookups. Use the guide on the monitor stand to find your connection type.
  2. Connect your device. Upon connecting, your screen should appear automatically.
  3. If you use a laptop and your screen has not appeared, try the following commands:

Apple: Command + P Windows: Windows key + P Chromebook: Ctrl + Full Screen key

 

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