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Computers and Software in the George A. Smathers Libraries

All of the PCs and Macs in the Smathers Libraries (Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Humanities & Social Sciences Library West, Marston Science Library, and Special & Area Studies Collections), are managed by UF Academic Technology (AT), providing students and faculty access to the very extensive list of software also available at all of the AT Computing Labs on campus: https://labs.at.ufl.edu/about-at-labs/computer-software.

If you have problems with one of the Smathers Libraries' public computers or want to request a software program that is not available on the aforementioned list, you can submit a Help Request here: https://classrooms.at.ufl.edu/request/.

Library West: there are 200 computers throughout the building, 18 of those computers with dual monitors, located on the east side of the 3rd floor InfoCommons, and six iMacs are located on the southeast corner of the 2nd floor. More information available: Computers & Software in Library West page.

Marston Science Library: there are 120 computers located throughout the building. On the 1st floor, 81 PCs are available. On the 2nd floor, 25 PCs with dual monitors and 6 iMacs are available. On the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor, 6 PCs, 4 PCs, and 4 PCs are available, respectively.

Internet / Database Access

Access to the Internet and online library services, including the library catalog and databases, is available in all the libraries and branches.

Database and eResources Access Off Campus

UF Students, Faculty, and Staff to view Databases and eResources must first login to access any database or electronic resource held by the Libraries. Instructions available: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/offcampus

e-Learning and Streaming Video

e-Learning and the university's video classes can be viewed on workstations throughout the libraries. Users must provide their own headphones. To aid in viewing or listening to other media, the workstations provide the following viewing and listening utilities and plug-ins.

Printing

Printers are available in all libraries and branches.

Printing system available in: Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Library West, and Marston Science

  • Black/White 2-sided: $.08 per side = $.16 per page
  • Black/White 1-sided: $.08 per page
  • Color laser printing (Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Library West, and Marston Science Library only): $.75 per page.
  • Large format plotter (Marston Science Library only): $3 per linear foot
  • Large format plotter-High Quality (Marston Science Library only): $10 per linear foot

Printing fees at these locations are charged to your GatorLink account. To view your charges, visit http://my.ufl.edu and navigate to "My Campus Finances."

Wireless printing available at aforementioned locations via: http://mobileprint.at.ufl.edu

Further Information: http://uflib.ufl.edu/printing/

Printing system available at all other Library locations

3-D Printers and Scanners Available

Marston Science Library, Education Library, and Health Science Center Library.

More information on 3-D printing and scanning in the libraries: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/3dprinter

Multi-language Support

Library workstations provide multi-language support through the Microsoft Keyboard IME extensions.

Accessibility Software

All library workstations provide a suite of software designed to enhance accessibility. Other adaptive/assistive equipment is available at limited locations.
  • Microsoft Accessibility Accessories
  • Accessibility Wizard
  • Magnifier
  • Narrator
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Access to Dvorak keyboard

Technologies Available for Loaning or Checkout

360 GoPro Camera

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

3D Printers

Available in Marston Science Library. 3 day checkout.

3D Structure Scanner

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Arduinos

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

AV/VR Devices

Available in Marston Science Library. For 4 hour Building Use or 7 Day checkout depending on the device.

Please see our guide for more information on the available AR/VR equipment.

Blu-Ray/DVD/CD External USB Drive

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout

Cables

Available in Library West: cables (RCA/Composite, VGA, HDMI) that are available for 2-hour checkout for "in library" use only. Checkout at 2nd floor circulation desk.

Available in Marston: HDMI cables that are available for 2-hour checkout for in-library use only. Checkout at 2nd floor circulation desk. Also available are 6 USB Charging Cables with Lighting / 30 Pin / Micro USB / Mini USB Ports.

Calculators

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. Can leave the library.

Epson Moverio

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. MADE@UF room only.

Google Glass

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. MADE@UF room only.

Headphones

Available in Marston Science Library. 2 hour checkout.

iPad Loans

iPads are available at all libraries except for Law.

Each library has a limited number of iPads available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. Use of iPads is restricted to current UF students (not available to faculty and staff).

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. MADE@UF room only.

Laptop Chargers

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout.

Mac adapters

Mac adapters available in Library West: 30-Pin Digital HDMI, Mini DisplayPort to VGA, and 30-pin to VGA. 2 hour checkout. In library use only.

Mac adapters available in Marston Science Library: Mini DVI to VGA and Mini Display Port to VGA. 2 hour checkout. In library use only.

Macbook Chargers

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout.

Oculus Rift

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. MADE@UF room only.

Phone Charging Cables

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout.

Podcasting Kit

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Projector Loans

Library West has 1 Dell Pico Projectors available for 2-hour checkout for "in library" use only. Checkout at 2nd floor circulation desk.

AFA Library has 2 Dell Pico Projectors available for 7-day checkout. Checkout at the AFA Library Service Desk.

Raspberry Pis

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Sewing Machine

Available in Marston Science Library. For building use or 7 day checkout.

Tools

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Please see our guide for more information on the tool library.

Video Camera Loans

AFA Library has 2 camera tripods available for 7-day checkout. Checkout at the AFA Library Service Desk.

Technologies Available in Local or Limited Areas of the Libraries

Adaptive/Assistive Equipment
The following adaptive/assistive equipment is available at limited locations. Assistance is available at each public service desk. Computer use accessibility aids are available at all computer workstations.

Library West

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner
  • L136 Conference and Visualization Room: 1 height-adjustable table for wheelchair accessibility

Education Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • Group Study Room: ADA-compliant Big Key XL keyboard, Infogrip trackball mouse, EPSON scanner, 8.5" X 11"

CD-R Writers

Library West

  • All computers have CD-R/W writers

Marston Science Library

  • External DVD/CD/Blu-ray Drives are available for 4 hour checkout

Smathers Library

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • All of AFA's PCs have DVD-R/W writers (the Macs do not)

Education Library

  • All computers have DVD-R/W writers

GIS Services

Smathers Library

Microforms

Microfilm, microfiche, and microprint readers/printers are available wherever microform materials are located.

Library West

  • 4 ScanPro 3000 digital microform readers/printers/editors
  • 1 analog microfiche reader
  • 1 analog microfilm reader (can only view film on this machine, no printing available)

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Digital Microform reader/printer/editor on the 2nd floor. This digital microform reader is the only one in the Libraries that can read special, microprint cards.

Scanning

A small number of scanners are available in Smathers Library, Marston Science Library, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, and the Education Library. Imaging software varies, depending on the location.

Library West

  • 1st Floor
    • 1 flatbed scanner
    • Located outside the double elevators, there is a scanner on a workstation against the wall near the printer.
  • 2nd Floor
    • 1 flatbed scanner with bulk document feeder that allows users to scan multiple pages.
    • Located in the 2nd floor alcove, next to the office supplies vending machine.
  • 3rd Floor
    • Approximately 15 flatbed scanners
    • Located in the Dual Monitor Computers Area (east side of 3rd floor)
  • 6th Floor (Restricted to Graduate Students)
    • 1 large format scanner
    • Located in northwest corner of the 6th floor in the Multimedia Production, Printing, and Scanning Station.

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library

  • 1st floor
    6 flatbed scanners (9"x12")
  • 2nd Floor
    4 flatbed scanners (9"x12")
    1 KIC Bookeye scanner with automatic document feeder

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 3 flatbed scanners (11" x 17")
  • 2 flatbed scanners (8.5" x 11")
  • 1 Slide/35mm film scanner
  • GIMP image editing software

Education Library

  • 1 KIC Bookeye 4 scanner

Sewing Machine

Marston Science Library

Silhouette

Marston Science Library

Video Players

Library West

  • Video Viewing Booths located on 2nd floor
    6 DVD/VCR/TVs
    2 DVD/VHS players

    PAL and BluRay format players available
    Check out key to viewing booths from Library West Circulation Desk on 2nd floor

Smathers Library

Marston Science Library

  • External DVD/CD/Blu-ray Drives are available for 4 hour checkout

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 1 DVD player
  • 2 VHS players

Education Library

  • 1 VHS only player.
  • 1 DVD only player.

Video Recording Studio (One Button Studio)

Available to Library West for UF students only via online reservation. One Button Studio has auto-record camera equipment, lighting, audio, and a green screen option bundled in a single setup that allows students to quickly and easily record videos. Required: students must bring a FAT-32 formatted USB drive (min. 8GB). More information about the studio, reservations, formatting the required USB drive, instructions on use, etc.: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/InfoCommons/onebutton

Wireless Access

Configuration information

Wireless Internet access for laptop computers and other mobile devices is available in the following locations:

Library West

Marston Science Library

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Education Library

Smathers Library (East)