Computing in the Library
An online map which provides a real time map of available computers in the libraries.
The University of Mississippi Libraries currently has 103 public computers in service with the majority being located on the first floor in the Information Commons and the surrounding area. Wireless access is also available in the Libraries. Below is a list of the software installed on the computers for public use:
- Microsoft Office gives the public access to Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, Publisher, Infopath and Microsoft Office Tools. The new computers in the Information Commons area run Microsoft Office 2007, all other computers run 2003.
- Mathematica is a software program that allows users to compute and solve mathematical formulas and equations. This is available on all library machines
- Chemdraw is a molecule editor that allows users to create chemical structures from chemical names and get accurate IUPAC names for structures. This is available on all library machines.
- Graphical Analysis 3.4 is a software program that allows users to produce, analyze and print graphs. data tables, text, FFT's and histograms. This is available on all library machines.
- SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more. This software is only installed on the Science Library Computers.
- Hawkes Learning System is a math courseware for basic mathematics, essential calculus, college algebra, intermediate algebra, introductory algebra, prealgebra, precalculus, and statistics.
Can I save my work to a computer in the library?
The best solution is to save all of your work to a flash drive, or save it to the computer and e-mail a copy to yourself. If you do not have a flash drive, you can save your work to the public computers. However, if the computer has to reboot for any reason, all saved work will be lost. All saved documents are erased at the end of each day.
Do I need to logon to the library computers?
No, library computers do not require a login. If the computer you want to use displays a login screen, please turn the machine off and back on again.
The Library also has one Apple Mac Pro in the information commons. The Mac Pro the below applications installed for public use:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 version 11
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 version 10
- Adobe Illustrator CS4 version 14
- Adobe Flash CS4 version 10
- Adobe Fireworks CS4 version 10
- Adobe Media Encoder CS4 version 4
- Adobe InDesign CS4 version 6
- Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9
The majority of library computers are able to print via our Uniprint software. The machines that are unable to print are the kiosk computers located by the 1st floor circulation desk and the machines in the stacks on the 2nd and 3rd floors. When a patron submits a request to print, they will be prompted to name the print job. They can then go to the print desk and retrieve the printed article. Each page costs $ .10 and is payable using Ole Miss Express. For more information see our Printing FAQ.
The library also provides a wireless printing system for laptop users. You can use this system to submit print jobs through a web form, and no software will be installed on your computer. For a detailed overview and step-by-step instructions, go to our wireless printing page.
The Media/Microforms area, located on the east side of the first floor of the library contains a computer with a scanner equipped with Photoshop for scanning documents or photographs. It also contains an Accessible Workstation with an attached scanner.
The library contains two Accessible Workstations. The first is located on the first floor in the row of computers opposite the circulation desk at the west (fountain side) entrance. The second is in the Baxter Room on the second floor just outside Starbucks. Both computers are equipped with scanners.
The J.D. Williams Library offers full wireless access to anyone with an Ole Miss WebID. Please go to our wireless networking page to obtain information on how to log in and out of the wireless network.
Visitors who do not have a WebID can pick up guest login instructions at one of the service desks.