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 Computers

  • Adobe Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
  • MS Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Access
  • IBM SPSS 25
  • SAS
Mac Computers

  • Adobe Reader
  • Fetch
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • iMovie
  • iTunes
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
  • Python 2 & 3 for SPSS
  • SPSS

Student Using the Computer Lab

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