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Computing & Other Technology Services

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Computers and Software in the George A. Smathers Libraries

All of the PCs and Macs in the Smathers Libraries 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

To view Databases & eResources from off campus, current UF Students, Faculty, and Staff 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 library branches and can be accessed by current UF students, faculty, and staff. Please visit the Academic Technology page for more information on how to print, pricing, paying your fees. https://print.at.ufl.edu/

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

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

3D Printers

Available in Marston Science Library. 3 day checkout.

3D Structure Scanner

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Mobile Device Chargers

Available Library West (in building use only) - 2 hour 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

Blue Yeti USB Microphones with Pop Filters (podcasting, recording, etc.)

Available in Library West – 7 day checkout

Cables & Adapters

Available in Marston for 4 hour checkout: HDMI cables, phone charging cables with lighting / micro USB, USB male to B-mini cables, USB-C to USB-C cables, DisplayPort to HDMI adapters, USB-C to HDMI adapters, USB to USB-C converter, Mini-DVI VGA, Mini-Display port to VGA, Lightning to headphone jack adapter.

Calculators

Basic, scientific, financial, and graphing are available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout. Can leave the library.

Cameras

360 GoPro Camera - Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

GoPro Hero 5 - Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

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

Epson Moverio

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Google Glass

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Headphones

Available in Marston Science Library. 2 hour checkout.

iPad Loans

iPads are available at all libraries except for Law, Maps, LACC, and Special Collections.

There is 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).

7 day checkout.

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, Mini Display Port to HDMI, USB-C to HDMI. 4 hour checkout.

Macbook Chargers

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout.

Meeting Owl Conferencing Cameras (www.owllabs.com)

Available Library West – 7 day checkout

Phone Charging Cables

Available in Marston Science Library. 4 hour checkout.

Podcasting Kit

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Presenters with laser pointers

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

Projector Loans

Library West has 1 Dell Pico Projector available for 7-day loan. 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. More information available on our guide

Tools

Available in Marston Science Library. 7 day checkout.

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

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"

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

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Digital Microform reader/printer/editor on the 5th 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
    • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner
    • Both located outside the double elevators
  • 3rd Floor
    • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner (3rd floor print release station alcove)
    • 1 WideTEK 44in large format scanner (3rd floor print release station alcove)
    • Approximately 15 flatbed scanners located in the Dual Monitor Computers Area (east side of 3rd floor)
  • 6th Floor (Restricted to Graduate Students)
    • 1 oversize 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)