Using Computers in the Library

Library Computers, Wireless Coverage, & Printing

The Library has a large computer lab of fifty machines available anytime the Library is open. They are a mix of about 30% Mac, 70% Windows, though our goal is to reach a 50/50 distribution. Hardware and software configurations are listed at the bottom of this page.

The entire Library has excellent wireless coverage. A few spots on the second floor (book stacks) and lower level have weaker signals, but users generally find a solid connection anywhere in the building. Help with Drake Wireless setup.

The library’s printers use Drake’s managed print system.

Printer use is very heavy during the first and last few weeks of each semester, and there is often a printing rush immediately before classes on weekdays. The Library’s microform readers can print to the campus print system. More about copying, printing, and scanning at the Library.

Personal Computer Use

Information and support for using personal computers on campus and in the Library can be found on the Information Technology Services web site.

Particular topics of interest include:

Standard Software on Library Computers

Windows Machines

  • Adobe Reader
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • iTunes
  • MS Office
    • Word (with Write & Cite plug-in)
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • OneNote
    • Access
    • InfoPath
    • Publisher
    • Tools
      • Picture Manager
      • Clip Organizer
  • Quicktime
  • Windows DVD maker
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Windows Media Player
  • XPS Viewer
Macintosh Machines

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Flip 4 Mac
  • iLife suite
    • iWeb
    • iTunes
    • Garage Band
    • iDVD
    • iMovie
  • MS Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
  • PhotoBooth
  • Preview
  • Quicktime
  • Safari
  • SPSS

Additional Hardware and Software on Library Computers

Name Used by/For Locations / Notes
CD/DVD Capability NA D – all (Windows)
K – all (Windows)
G3 (Windows)
L1, L3 (Mac)
G2 (Mac)
MatLab Math H – all
Microsoft Project 2013 Business N1, N2, N3, N4
SPSS – 21
: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
Statistics E – all
F – all
All Macs
(Go > Applications > IBM)
Respondus Lockdown Browser Required for some Blackboard test applications D – all
H-1 and H-2
Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photoshop CS5
  • Illustrator CS5
  • InDesign CS5
  • Dreamweaver CS5
  • Flash CS5
  • Fireworks CS5
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Bridge CS5
Journalism; Graphics N-4 (Windows)
H-4 (Mac)
IMF International Financial Statistics
Note: Required DVD on Reserve
Business F-1
SAS Business – Analytics Software F-all
Raptivity Education – create flash based learning games & activities I – all
Telemet Business – financial reporting D-all; F-all
R for Statistical Computing Business – actuarial D-all; F-all
VLC Media Player Alternative media player I1, I3, I4, I5
M1, M4
N1, N2, N3
E – all

Student Using the Computer Lab


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