Computing

Productivity Workstations (most of the library computers)

  • Require student, staff, or faculty login via Active Directory account.
  • Offer internet access and a full range of research and productivity software, including Microsoft Office.
  • Small selection of workstations available for non-affiliates via staff login in Geisel West Commons (2nd Floor) during selected, posted hours; see Research Assistance Desk for help and login.
  • Configured and serviced by campus ETS under the coordination of the Library's Learning Spaces Program.
  • Workstations are updated and rebooted each night; any user data on the hard drive is erased. Save your work on external media or the cloud, or email your files to yourself.
  • Users can select the black and white printer network or the color printer network from any productivity workstation.
  • All areas include both iMacs and Windows PCs.

AVAILABLE IN:

  • Geisel East Commons (2nd Floor)
  • Geisel West Commons (2nd Floor)
  • Geisel West (1st floor)
  • Geisel Tunnel Computer Lab (1st Floor)
  • Biomedical Library Building BLB Commons (1st Floor)

InfoStation Computers

  • Open to the public without login.
  • Offer internet access and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Major file formats are supported and printing, downloading, and e-mailing results are available.
  • Configured and serviced by Library ITS under the coordination of the Library's Learning Spaces Program.
  • Workstations are updated and rebooted each night; any user data on the hard drive is erased. Save your work on external media or the cloud, or email your files to yourself.
  • Users can select the black and white printer network or the color printer network from any InfoStation.
  • Windows PCs only.

AVAILABLE IN:

  • Geisel Entrance behind Information Desk (2nd Floor)
  • Geisel Tower Floors 4 - 7
  • Geisel East adjacent to bookshelves (1st Floor)
  • Biomedical Library Building Entrance (1st Floor)
  • Biomedical Library Building (2nd Floor)

 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • Four docking stations are available in the Geisel East Commons (2nd Floor) and 10 are in the Geisel West Commons (2nd Floor) for those bringing their own laptop, but who wish to use a full-size keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
  • One docking station is available in the BLB Graduate Study Room.
  • These stations offer various connections including VGA, DVI, HDMI, Displayport, and mini-Displayport (Apple thunderbolt) video hookups.
  • Peer Consultants at the Geisel East Commons (2nd Floor) service desk can provide assistance during desk hours.
  • Many items to support BYOD activities (e.g., adapters and chargers) are available in Geisel's Tech Lending Program.

Tech Lending Program (TLP)

  • The TLP loans technology items like adapters, chargers, flash drives, and digital cameras to UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students.
  • Tech items may be checked out from the Media Desk, Geisel West (1st floor) or the Geisel East Commons desk (2nd floor) during open hours.
  • Do a keyword search in Roger for the item you want, or search Tech Lending Program for a browseable list. You can also view our inventory of media tools, chargers / cables / adapters, and productivity items.


Wireless Information

  • Visit the campus wireless overview on how to connect your device to our network.

Software


Laptops for Checkout

  • The Biomedical Library Building (BLB) offers 5 wireless-equipped laptops for 3-hour checkout and use within the library to UC San Diego faculty, staff, medical students, and graduate students.
  • These Windows laptops provide wireless Internet access and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Contact BLB Front Desk at (858) 534-3253 with questions.

Multimedia Production & Editing

  • Digital Media Lab in Geisel Library is a multimedia production / postproduction studio
  • Details about multimedia production & editing in the Library.
  • Information on campus's Media Teaching Lab.
  • Many items to support BYOD activities (e.g., adapters and chargers) are available in Geisel's Tech Lending Program.

 

Charging Lockers

  • Lockers in the west side of the lobby in Geisel Library that securely lock items for up to 4 hours using a 4-digit pin.
  • Lightning and micro-USB cables availble inside the lockers for phone charging. 
  • One additional outlet available to charge laptops or other tech items.

 

Media Viewing Stations

  • Workstations for viewing audio/visual materials held by the Library or on course reserves are available in Geisel West (1st Floor).
  • Visit the nearby Media Desk for details and assistance during open hours.
  • Three group viewing rooms are also available in Geisel West (1st Floor) for viewing these materials.

Data & GIS Lab


General Campus IT Resources

  • UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students may use computer labs located throughout campus. Faculty may also reserve some of these labs for limited times during the quarter for classes.
  • Browse campus ETS software available around campus.
  • Contact the campus ETS Help Desk.
  • Visit the campus ETS computer labs page to browse all computers, software, and printers in the Library and across campus.
  • See student resources.
  • See details on printing from campus ETS computer labs.

Questions or Problems?

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