IT Help: Computers, Access and Printing

Regent College IT Help Desk

Find help from the Regent College IT Help Desk for the following:

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Library Computers

Computer Workstations
The Regent College Student Association (RCSA) maintains eight computers for use by Regent students, all of which require an RWL (Regent Web Login) account to login. These computers are available for word processing, research and email. All the Computer Lab computers are connected to network printers.". If you have problems logging in, contact the Help Desk

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
There are seven online catalogue computers that allow searching either or both of the Allison and Vancouver School of Theology (VST) libraries. These computers also have 5 databases to search for journal articles or book reviews. Ebsco includes four databases: ATLA, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, and Catholic Periodical Literature Index. Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA) is a separate database. Both Ebsco and RTA require a username and password for remote access.

There is no Internet access OR printing from these computers.

Research & Internet Computers
The Allison Library has two guest computers which can be used to access the Internet for research.

Accordance Bible Software
Available on the two Mac computers, Accordance is the premier software for biblical studies, providing fast and powerful search capabilities with numerous resources and tools for advanced research in primary texts. It allows the user to view Bible texts, dictionaries, lexicons, etc. as a series or tabs in a single window.

Copyrights: Photocopying and Scanning

Basic self-service photocopying is available in the Allison Library. Photocopy cards can be purchased at the library circulation desk.

For additional services, use one of several photocopying services available on UBC campus, including the UBC Libraries, Staples Office Supplies, and CopySmart.

Copyright means the 'right to copy' and only the person(s) who created the work has the right to copy their work or give permission to copy their work.  In other words, only the author of a book has the right to copy his/her book; only the song writer has the right to copy his/her music; only the lecturer has the right to copy a recording of his/her lecture.

Everyone else must get permission to copy any part of an item.  There are however, guidelines for copying some materials under the "Fair Dealing" provision of the Copyright Act of Canada.

The provisions for fair dealing are found in sections 29, 29.1 and 29.2 of the Copyright Act of Canada. Whether or not a use is fair dealing is determined on a case by case basis.

The following is NOT a complete list of permissions or limits however, "fair dealing" is generally understood to mean that a person conducting research MAY copy:

  • Works in the public domain (copyright protection normally ends fifty years after the death of the author of a work)
  • Text of federal laws, statutes and judicial decisions
  • Specific British Columbia government acts or regulations
  • No more than 10 percent (10%) of a work for personal use; or the following, whichever is greater:
    • an entire newspaper article, short story, play, poem, essay or article from a book or periodical issue;
    • an entire entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, annotated bibliography, or similar work; or
    • an entire chapter which is less than 20 percent of a book.

10% of an item means you MAY copy up to a total of 10% but NOT 10% today and another 10% tomorrow, etc).

Not everything can be legally copied. It is NOT permissible to copy:

  • Repeated, systematic and cumulative copying from the same published work – copying that would eventually result in a substantial part of that work being copied;
  • Published sheet music or workbooks; or
  • Unpublished works, such as private letters, diaries, or class notes or
  • Sheet music.

This is only a partial list of permissions and limitations. For more complete guidelines go to "copyright guidelines" at  .

Complying with copyright legislation is YOUR responsibility. 

Please honour both the spirit and intention of the legislation and only copy, scan or print within these rules.  If you have any questions about what can be copied or how much of an item you may copy please speak to the Reference Librarian.


An RCSA scanner is available in the copier room for student use. Please carefully read the scanning instructions PDF.