There are about 230 workstations in the Library distributed on floors 1-6. Software is as listed below. No additional software can be downloaded or installed. Additional hardware and exceptions are noted below.
Please report problems to Library IT Services. We also welcome your comments and suggestions.
There are three sets of software available to Library patrons:
PC software (Floors 1- 6)
The Library has two sets of iMac computers. Newer iMac computers are located on floors 1 and 2. Following are lists of the software on those two sets of computers.
Floors 1 and 2:
Software in the eLumin Genlab Desktop is available through remote login from any computer, smart phone or tablet, whether inside or outside the library. More information about the software available and how to access it is provided here http://virtual.umbc.edu. It should be noted that this software is only available to UMBC students, faculty and staff. Users of the library’s guest accounts cannot access this resource. The Linux operating system is available through this resource by using PuTTY.
Wireless networking is available throughout the library. See Wireless Support for information on connecting to the wireless network.
Faculty, staff, and students can print from their laptops or mobile devices using mobileprint.umbc.edu. Just log in using your UMBC credentials. If you have trouble or need device-specific directions, please consult the Wireless Printing FAQs.
Individuals who require assistive technology (AT) have access to room 455. The room remains locked when not in use. Admission is available by requesting access at the Check Out Desk.
The computers require a UMBC account or a library guest account. Guest accounts are also available at the Reference Desk. Please notify staff at the Check Out Desk when you have finished.
The first and second floors each have 1 computer table and 1 study table that are wheelchair accessible. The third floor also has 1 wheelchair accessible study table. Talk to Library staff for help locating or using these facilities.
In addition to the standard computer lab software, the desktops in Room 455 have the following assistive technology software and equipment: