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:
- Student information, including accounts & passwords, Blackboard, blueView, Drake password gateway, available software, printing, wireless access.
- Contact information for the Drake Support Center
- How to print from a personal computer or laptop
Standard Software on Library Computers
|| Macintosh Machines
Additional Hardware and Software on Library Computers
|Name||Used by/For||Locations / Notes|
|CD/DVD Capability||NA||D – all (Windows)
K – all (Windows)
L1, L3 (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
(Go > Applications > IBM)
|Respondus Lockdown Browser||Required for some Blackboard test applications||D – all
H-1 and H-2
|Adobe Creative Suite
||Journalism; Graphics||N-4 (Windows)
|IMF International Financial Statistics
Note: Required DVD on Reserve
|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
N1, N2, N3
E – all