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Library Computer Lab

Computer Lab

To facilitate research and writing by students, faculty, and staff, the library maintains a lab of 20 Macintoshs, 6 PC computers, 5 scanners, 2 black-and-white printers, and 1 color printer.

Please direct computer lab questions to Public Service Librarian, Leslie Everett ( or 617.879.7106) or another available library staff member.


  • 13 fully networked Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo processor computers running Mac OS X, equipped with DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drives and Burn for burning CDs and DVDs
  • 2 B&W Laser Printers and three Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo processor computers which are connected to EPSON PERFECTION 4490 PHOTO, 4800 X 9600 dpi flat-bed color scanners
  • Programs on the iMacs include: Google Earth, OIV, Adobe Reader, iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, DVD Player, iPhoto, Fetch, Graphic Converter, Internet Explorer, iPhoto, iTunes, MS OfficeX, Firefox, and Safari
  • 6 DELL Pentium 4 PCs running MS Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Programs on the PCs include: Internet Explorer, MS Word and others
  • Wireless connectivity is available on the 12th and 13th floors of the Library for laptops with network cards that conform to the 802.11a - 802.11g standard installed. In case of unavailability of wireless service Ethernet wall jacks are available in the lab to connect laptops to the Internet. Please ask for assistance at Circulation.

Assistive Technology

The Open Access computer lab on the twelfth floor of the library supports Assistive Technology. Two workstations, an Apple iMac Intel core 2 Duo and a Windows PC running Windows 2000 are both equipped with Read & Write Gold, and Kurzweil 3000 software for Text-Into-Speech and the PC exclusively runs Dragon Naturally Speaking, a Speech-Into-Text application.

Both workstations are attached to EPSON Perfection 4490 Photo Color scanners providing easy scanning of photos and images and convenient scanning of text documents utilizing powerful Optical Character Recognition features in Read & Write Gold and Kurzweil 3000. Documents scanned in Read & Write Gold can be saved in Adobe PDF format. Kurzweil documents can be saved in various file formats: native .KESI, plain ASCII text (TXT), Microsoft Word, PDF, Rich Text Format(RTF), as well as playable MP3 or WAV audio files.

Students requiring assistive technology as an accommodation to complete class assignments should contact Academic Affairs at X7367 if you have immediate Learning Center needs. Authorized students requiring training and support with equipment should make an appointment with Leslie Everett 617.879.7106.

Lab Reservation Policy

The 12th floor open access Library computer lab primarily accommodates walk-in, first-come, first-serve use of the lab equipment.

For information about using the 13th floor instruction classroom in the library computer lab please contact a public services librarian: Gabrielle Reed, Public Services Librarian A/Access Services ( or (617) 879-7102) or Greg Wallace, Public Services Librarian B/ Reference & Instruction ( or 617.879-7108)

Always plan ahead and allow yourself plenty of time to complete projects.