About The Library's Public PCs

L.M. Stowe Library Public Computers Usage Policy

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

HP Compaq dc7900 CMT Base Unit PC
Windows XP Professional
Intel vPro Technology
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor
4GB PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 2x2GB Memory
SATA 16X SuperMulti LightScribe 1st Drive
HP PS/2 Standard Keyboard
HP PS/2 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse
HP L1950G 19" LCD Monitor

Note: These 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.

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Operating System
- Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit) Programs
Access 2010
Excel 2010
InfoPath Designer 2010
InfoPath Filler 2010
OneNote 2010
PowerPoint 2010
Project 2010
Publisher 2010
SharePoint Workspace 2010
Visio 2010
Word 2010

Internet Browsers - Firefox, Internet Explorer v.8 (32 and 64-bit versions) and Google Chrome
Browsers include frequently used UConn links under their Bookmarks/Favorites feature.

Staff Training
This folder includes the links to the Healthstream and Saba Learning Centers for mandated training, such as compliance training.

Links to sites frequently used by 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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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.

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

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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