Computer workstations in the center of the Library.
Computer workstations in the Fairchild Electronic Classroom.
There are two main "zones" for computer workstations in the Library:
- A table with twelve workstations and a printing station, located just beyond the staff areas as you enter the Library.
- The Fairchild Electronic Classroom and computing laboratory, which has 16 workstations and an instructor's multimedia control podium, and the Library's four group study rooms.
The computers in the electronic classroom and in the group study rooms must be logged into with your Penn Vet Domain credentials (the same username and password you use to log into Inside.vet, Learn.vet, etc.), while the computers in the rest of the library must be logged into with your PennKey and password.Other Computing Resources in the Library
A Digital Media Laboratory and four group study rooms are available for use in the Library. The Digital Media Laboratory has two Apple computers equipped with digital media editing software, flatbed and slide scanners, and DVD and VHS video playback equipment. The group study rooms each have a PC with a wide-screen, wall-mounted monitor. A computer workstation for scanning books and articles is also available in the photocopying room.Software
With the exception of the workstations in the Digital Media Laboratory and group study rooms, all computers run Windows 7, and are equipped with the following software:
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Adobe Creative Suite CS5
- RefWorks citation management software
- PASW Statistics 18
- NAVLE Exam Practice
- ...and more!
Surgeries of the Abomasum in Cattle (a.k.a. "Glass Cow") is available on workstation VETLAB12 at the computing table outside of Fairchild Electronic Classroom. Ask at the front desk for details.Laptops
Wireless internet access is available throughout the library, and visitors are welcome to use their own laptop computers. Laptop computers and laptop locks can also be borrowed for a period of four hours from the front desk. (Click for more information.) Configuration and troubleshooting information for wireless connections can be found at the libraries' AirPennNet page.Printing
Black-and-white printing is available both from library workstations and from laptops, at a cost of $.07 per page for single-sided printing or $.05 per page for double-sided printing. (For detailed pricing information, see Printing in the Libraries.) Color printing is not available at the Veterinary Library, although color printers are available at Van Pelt Library and the Biomedical Library.
- See Public Printing Instructions for instructions on printing from library workstations.
- See Printing from Your Computer for instructions on printing from your own laptop.
- Penn Vet students, faculty, and staff can also use PaperCut to print over the web from their own computers, without installing printer software. You can use PaperCut one of two ways: 1) Log into one of the computers in the Fairchild Electronic Classroom. You should have direct access to your PaperCut account from any of these computers. 2) Log into the PaperCut system online using your Penn Vet Domain credentials, then click Web Print, and then Submit a Job. Select your printing location and number of copies, then upload your document. Please note that the printers in the Library are not a location available for printing through PaperCut. You may, however, print instead to other areas within the Hill Pavilion.
When using library computer workstations, please remember to back up your work! If you don't have access to a flash drive, two 1 GB drives are available for loan from the front desk. (Click here for more information.) It is also possible to save files to your home directory on Outside.vet. To do so, log into Outside.vet, and click the link "Home Directory ("Q" drive)." In this area you can upload, download, and organize files. Note: If you are logged into one of the computers in the Fairchild Electronic Classroom (which are in the Penn Vet domain), you should have direct access to this drive as a mapped network drive on the computer.