About The Library's Public PCs

L.M. Stowe Library Public Computers Usage Policy

Policies
Information Technology Policies



PC Locations  |  PC Hardware Specifications  |  Software  |  FAQ


PC Locations

Sub-basement - 1 PC requiring a network username/password to logon
Basement (main level) -
Near Computer Education Center - 3 PCs with automatic logon
Reference Area - 8 PCs with automatic logon
Consultation Room - 1 PC with automatic logon
Self Service Room Area - 5 PCs - 1 with automatic logon; 4
requiring a network username/password to logon
Ground Floor - Bookstacks Area - 1 PC with automatic logon


Current Public PC Hardware Specifications

Note: The PCs do not have a floppy drive. An external USB floppy drive may be borrowed from the Service Desk. Audio headphones may be borrowed from the Service Desk.

There are two models of PCs available for use. The location(s) of each model is noted with the specifications.

This model is located in: sub-basement, consultation room, self-service room and ground floor bookstacks areas. (8 computers)
HP Compaq dc7900 CMT Base Unit PC
Intel vPro Technology
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor
8GB PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 2x2GB Memory
500GB SATA NCQ HDD SMART IV 1st HDD
SATA 16X SuperMulti LightScribe 1st Drive
HP PS/2 Standard Keyboard
HP PS/2 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse
HP L1950G 19" LCD Monitor

This model is located in: reference area and before the entrance to the Computer Education Center.
(11 computers)
HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-in-One Non Touch 23 inch PC
Intel Core i7-4770S Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
Energy Star Enabled Configuration
4GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM (1x4GB) RAM
HP SD Media Card Reader
1TB SATA 6G 2.5 8GB SSHD Drive
Slim SuperMulti Optical Disc Drive
HP PS/2 Keyboard
HP PS/2 Mouse
HP AiO Height Adjustable Stand

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Software

Operating System
- Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit) Programs
Access 2013
Excel 2013
InfoPath Designer 2013
InfoPath Filler 2013
OneNote 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Project 2013
Publisher 2013
Visio 2013
Word 2013

Internet Browsers - Firefox, Internet Explorer v.11 and Google Chrome.
Browsers include frequently used UConn links under their Bookmarks/Favorites feature.

Staff Training
This folder includes the Saba Learning Center for mandated training, such as compliance training.

Students
Links to sites frequently used by UConn Health students including Blackboard, email, etc. Some student utilities and anatomy programs.
More extensive student programs are found on the computers in the Computer Education Center. CEC Lab Software Information.

Accessories and Utilities
Calculator and Paint programs
Accessibility programs such as Magnifier, Narrator and On-Screen Keyboard


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FAQ

Saving Documents
When the PC is rebooted, all changes (files saved to it, browser changes, etc.) will be reversed. There is no method of recovering files once a PC has been rebooted. For that reason, saving documents to the computer is NOT recommended, particularly those in which you have invested a great deal of time. An unplanned loss of power or a computer freeze is always a possibility and any saved documents would be permanently lost. All important files should be saved to external media such as a USB drive. Files needed for only a short time, such as PDF's to be attached to emails, can be saved to the PC.

Burning a CD or DVD
Windows 7 provides a CD/DVD burning function which should become available when a blank CD/DVD is inserted.

Floppy Drive
These PCs do not have a floppy drive. An external USB floppy drive may be borrowed from the Service Desk.

Printing
Cost - Black and White Printing - $.07 per page; Color Printing - $.40 per page
Printer Location - Self Service Room (main level)
A Vendacard (also used for copiers) releases the job(s) at the printing station.
Vendacards may be purchased for $1 at the Service Desk.
Additional Printing Information (this is the same printing information posted at each PC).

Changing Text Size Within A Browser

Often, the CTRL with the + or - will increase/decrease text size.
Firefox - On the Menu bar select View then Zoom. Select Zoom In or Zoom Out as appropriate
Internet Explorer - On the Menu bar select View then Text Size. Select Larger, Smaller, etc.
Google Chrome - Tools (the wrench) then Zoom +/-
To enlarge anything on the computer's display, use the Magnifier program found in the Accessories and Utilities folder on the desktop.

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