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W. W. Hagerty Library

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Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Computing Facilities

 

Computing Facilities Overview

Each of the Drexel University Libraries’ sites provides computers to access to the Libraries' online catalog, databases (indexes), electronic journals, and online reference resources. Full Internet access is provided for reference and research purposes in accordance with the Libraries' Acceptable Use Policy

 

Hagerty Library

Computers are available for reference use on the first floor and for searching the library catalog on the 2nd floor.

On the lower level, computers are available in computer classrooms (L13C and L14).  The classrooms are available for general use when they are not in use for teaching; the schedule for these rooms can be viewed online.

All computers on the 1st floor and lower level provide full Internet access, as well as Microsoft Office applications; many specialized software applications are also available in the computer labs/classrooms.

Laptops:

Laptops with wireless LAN PC cards are available for checkout at the Circulation/Reserve Desk (1st floor) for use within the building. See the Laptop Procedures/Policies for more information.

Printing:

All computers print to either of the 2 public printers, which are located near the computer stations or in room 138 on the first floor and just outside room L33 on the Lower Level. Patrons can use their Dragon Card or pay cash at the Circulation Desk. For more details on printing in Hagerty Library, see our printing procedures.

Specialized Computer Equipment:

Scanning stations are available on the first floor, between the circulation desk and the reference computer hubs. There is a book scan station and the eCopy scan station.

Most computers in the Library require log-in with a Drexel University email ID and password; alumni and other qualified individuals may show appropriate ID to request guest log-in. Computers offering email/Internet only access are available on the 1st floor of the Library for other visitors.

 

Hahnemann Library

Computers are available for reference use on the 2nd floor of the library. In addition, some Library computers and printing are available 24-hours a day for the use of Drexel University students, faculty, staff and residents in the 24-hour study room on the 2nd floor of the library.

The Computer Center on the first floor is equipped with PCs  for research and general computing purposes. The Computer Learning Lab is equipped with PCs and can also be used for general computer use when the room is not being used for classes.  Click here to see the Hahnemann Library Computer Classroom schedule.

All computers provide full Internet access and Microsoft Office applications; some may have specialized software applications as well.

Laptops:

Laptops with wireless LAN PC cards are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk (2nd floor) for use within the library. See the Laptop Procedures/Policies for more information.

Printing:

All computers can print to the black and white printers on the 2nd floor (in the main reference area and 24-hour study room) and 1st floor, or to the color printer on the 2st floor. For more information, please see our printing procedures.

Specialized Computer Equipment:

A book scanner across from the circulation desk on the 2nd floor and a regular scanner connected to a PC located by the Systems office on the 1st floor.

 

Queen Lane Library

The Library is equipped with PCs for research purposes. Queen Lane Library’s computers and printers are available 24-hours a day for the use of Drexel University students, faculty, staff and residents.

Printing:

All computers print to a networked printer. For more information, please see our printing procedures.

Specialized Computer Equipment:

A PC with a scanner is located in the Queen Lane Library Copy room.

A Microcomputer Center on the Ground Floor of Queen Lane is operated by CoMIT.

 

Wireless Network: DragonFly 3

The DragonFly3 Wireless network is available within all libraries. Library-owned laptops (Hagerty and Hahnemann) and patron-owned laptops with registered network cards can connect to this network.

 

Software

Software on Library Macs & PCs

The following software applications are installed on computers at all 3 library locations:

  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe AIR
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Amaya
  • Apple Software (Macs Only)
  • Application Verifier
  • Audacity
  • Avidemux
  • Blender
  • ChemSketch
  • Defraggler
  • Dia
  • DirectX
  • EndNote
  • FileZilla
  • GanttProject
  • GIMP
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • HyperChem
  • Impatica
  • Internet Explorer
  • Java
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • LibX Toolbar
  • Maple
  • MATLAB
  • Media Player Classic
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • NetBeans IDE
  • Notepad++
  • Microsoft Office Professional Suite
  • PHStat2
  • PuTTY
  • QCad
  • QuickTime Player
  • RealPlayer
  • SAS Viewer
  • Silverlight
  • Sketchup
  • Sophos
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SPSS Statistics
  • SPSS Legacy Viewer
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • USMLE Prep Tests
  • Visual C++ Redist.
  • Visual Studio
  • VLC Player
  • Win. Media Player
  • Write-N-Cite

 

University-licensed Software

The University has licensed many software applications for use by students, faculty and staff. These applications can now be downloaded via IRT's Downloads page.  For information about downloading software, please contact the IRT Help Desk at 215-895-2698.

 

File Storage

To store or transfer personal files or documents from Library/Computer lab computers:

  • Personal files cannot be stored on Hagerty Library or computer lab computers; non-library files are automatically cleared from these computers on a daily basis.
  • USB "Flash" drives are recommended as the most efficient way to save and move files; at Hagerty Library, 512 MB flash drives can be purchased for $10 at the Circulation Desk.  Flash drives of varying sizes can also be purchased at the University Bookstore and elsewhere for about $25-30.
  • Drexel Dunx1 accounts (supported by IRT) provide 100 MB of file storage space.  See Saving Files to Your Dunx1 Account.

 

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