Computers in the Library

The Labs

The Library has two computer labs, one on the second floor and one on the fourth floor. Each lab has Macintosh and Windows computers and printing capabilities (see Computer Printing and Photocopying). The smaller second floor lab is for MUSC student use. The larger fourth floor lab is open to MUSC students, staff and faculty during library staffed hours. Access to Library resources, the World Wide Web, and e-mail are available in both labs. The Labs offer:

  • 2nd Floor: 8 computers
  • 3rd Floor: 8 computers
  • 4th Floor: 150+ computers
  • two-sided laser printers
  • color laser printer
  • scanners
  • Software
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Web Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • SPSS
  • MS Access

  • Graphics Computers

    2nd and 4th floor labs have Macintosh and Windows computers with attached scanners. These computers have particular graphic and/or multimedia software programs, including

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, MS Publisher
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • EpsonScan

    The Library has a SCANNX scanner on the 4th floor. This can be used to scan applications, forms, multi-page documents, books, journals and single sheet documents. You can print, email directly, save to a USB device, Smart Phone and Google Drive. Documents can be saved as PDFs, searchable PDFs, Word documents, JPEGs, PNGs and TIFFs. The SCANNX features include flatbed scanner, automatic document feeder, book spine friendly design, USB port and eliminates the curving one usually sees with conventional copiers,
    Other programs are also available on selected computers. The lab operations manager, LCTs, lab assistants, or staff at the service desks can help you locate software that is available on a limited number of computers.
    Reminder: To keep our computers functioning properly, we ask that you not bring food or drinks into the lab.

    Classrooms for Faculty

    An important part of the Library's Informatics Lab is our computer classroom area on the fourth floor. There are five classrooms, all dual Macintosh / Windows, that MUSC faculty may reserve for their classes. Each classroom has a teaching workstation with a ceiling-mounted projector and between 23 and 28 student workstations. One smaller room has 12 students workstations.
    To reserve a classroom, fill out our Computer Classroom Reservation Form.

    Classrooms for Students

    Students may reserve classrooms in the evenings and on weekends to practice presentations. Each classroom is equipped with a teaching computer and a projector. Please note that curriculum classes take precedence: you may be "bumped" from the classroom if it is needed for a class, or if special preparation is required for early morning classes. However, these occurrences should be rare, since 5 classrooms are available.
    To reserve a classroom, fill out our Computer Classroom Reservation Form.
    The computers in these classrooms may be used when classes are not in session. Per students’ requests, one classroom, Room 436, is designated a quiet area. Check the sign on the door for availability.

    Getting Help

    For assistance using the computers or any of the computer applications, student lab assistants are available most hours. The lab operations manager whose office is room 425 and library staff at the 4th floor service desk are also available to assist you. For more information about using the computer lab, please see our Computer Use Policy, or call Josh Ivey at 792-6306.