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Computers and Software

PCs and Macs

There are over 60 Windows and 8 Mac desktop computers in the UTC Library. In addition to these PCs, there are also several public-access Research PCs on the ground floor that have limited access to the library's databases and websites with certain domains (.edu, .gov).

Laptops

Check out one of our laptops to use in the Library! Laptops are available at the Circulation Desk for current UTC students, faculty, and staff with their valid MOCS card. These laptops allow wireless access to the Internet from anywhere in the Library and include Microsoft Office applications and other software (see list below). 

Software

All Windows PCs and laptops are equipped with the software listed below. We are happy to help with software as much as we can. However, because of the complexity of many software packages (especially MS Office and SPSS), we encourage you to use the built-in help features and to search for help and tutorials online. Google is an excellent resource for "SPSS tutorial" or "Word styles and headings" or even "Excel chart wizard."

  • Internet Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome)
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access)
  • Media Players (Quicktime, Windows Media, VLC)
  • Adobe Reader
  • EndNote Web
  • Google Earth
  • IrfanView Image Viewer
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • PDFCreator
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • SPSS (also on the Mac desktops)

Of our Windows desktops, 18 of those on the 1st floor are known as thin clients. In addition to the standard package listed above, these machines are also installed with:

  • Maple
  • Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Thin clients are easy to spot, as they do not have a traditional desktop tower. Another way to identify them is look for an ID sticker at the base of each desktop. Thin clients have stickers numbering 1019-1037.  

Saving Files

We do not store patron files on our desktops or laptops. Patron files inadvertently saved to library computers will disappear upon logging off. Library users have the following options for saving files: UTC MocsNet account, USB flash storage device, or a personal email account (mail an attachment to yourself).

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