Computers and Computer Labs

Computers are located throughout the University Library and other library locations. For a complete list of installed software applications, see Software Available in the Library.

Most workstations require log-in with ISU NetID; quick-use computers at stand-up desks, no log-in is required.  

All computers have USB ports and either CD/ROM or DVD/ROM drives. Other special features or intended uses are highlighted below.

Computer labs and clusters in the Parks Library are intended for open use, except when scheduled for library instructional activities. Labs and clusters cannot be scheduled for non-library instruction. Please see Guidelines for the Use of Library Computers.

Parks Library -- Lower Level Library

Computer Lab (32 Parks):

  • 25 PCs
  • Laser printer in 32 Parks and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Lower Level Corridor, North/South:

  • 4 PCs
  • Laser printer in 32 Parks and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Media Center

  • 10 PCs
  • Laser printer in Media Center and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Parks Library -- Floor 1

Lobby (south of the "glass wall")

  • 52 PCs
  • Laser printers in the Lobby and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Learning Connections Center (north of the "glass wall")

  • 32 PCs with dual monitors
  • 8 PCs at workspaces designed for collaboration.
  • Laser printers (B&W and color) and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Library Classroom, 134 Parks (north of Learning Connections Center)

  • 48 PCs
  • B&W laser printers in 134 Parks and color laser printer and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Accessibility Resources Room (130A Parks, LCC Studio #1)

199 Parks

  • 6 MACs
  • 12 PCs
  • Laser Printer

Parks Library -- Floor 2

Periodical Room

  • 2 PCs
  • Laser printer in Floor 2 Stacks and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Floor 2 Bookstacks

  • 12 PCs
  • Laser printer in Floor 2 Stacks and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Floor 2 Corridor, East/West

  • 2 MACs
  • 2 PCs
  • Laser printer in Floor 2 Stacks and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Parks Library -- Floor 3

Floor 3 Bookstacks

  • 11 PCs
  • Laser Printer

Parks Library -- Floor 4

Special Collections

  • 1 PC
  • Laser printer outside Special Collections on Floor 4 and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Study area just outside Special Collections

  • 2 PCs
  • Laser printer outside Special Collections on Floor 4 and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Floor 4 Bookstacks

  • 2 PC s
  • Laser printer outside Special Collections on Floor 4 and photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Parks Library -- Tiers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

One PC per tier (on the west wall)

  • 7 PCs
  • Each PC is networked to the closest public laser printer and a photocopier in Learning Connections Center (Floor 1)

Branch Facilities and Library Storage Building

Design Reading Room

  • 5 PCs
  • Onsite laser printers and/or photocopiers

Veterinary Medical Library

  • 6 PCs
  • Onsite laser printers and/or photocopiers

Library Storage Building

  • 1 PC
  • Onsite laser printers and/or photocopiers