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Computer Resources at the Library

Computers are available during all library hours. Consultants are available weekdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and some weekend hours for help in using library equipment and software and with laptops.

Laser printers, activated by debit cards purchased from the card dispenser/regenerator on the Plaza Level next to the loan desk, produce black and white copies for $.05/page, $.05/side for duplex and color copies for $.25/page. Printers are located on each floor

For information about the computer classroom and other library facilities, see library facilities.

Computer Stations

Computers located throughout public areas of the library, include 21 computers in the computer lab on the upper level, 35 computers located on the plaza level and two computers located on the lower level. A USC computer account is required for login to most computers. Available hardware and software is described below.

  • 38 Pentium IV, 3.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, CD/DVD/CDRW, 1.44 mb disk drives, printer, network
  • 9 Pentium IV, 3.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, CD/DVD/CDRW, 1.44 mb disk drives, printer, network
  • 9 Pentium IV, 3.4 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, CD/DVD/CDRW/DVDRW, 1.44 mb disk drives, printer, network
  • 2 iMac, 2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, CD/DVD/CDRW/DCDRW, printer, network
  • Over 200 programs, including educational software, productivity software, Internet tools, information resources, and decision aids.

Multimedia Authoring Station

Located in back of the Plaza Level. Patrons may borrow an access key from the Loan Desk (Media 2).

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.2 GHz with Canon Flatbed scanner, 3.3 gb RAM, 1.44 mb disk drive, CDR/DVD-RWCD ROM drive.
  • Card reader for various memory cards, including Secure Digital
  • Various programs for creating multimedia and web pages including educational software, productivity software, Internet tools, information resources, and decision aids are available.

InfoStations

Five InfoStations located throughout the library, provide access to the Norris Medical Library web site, library catalogs, most full-text journals licensed by USC, class reserve lists, and links to the Information Technology Services web site .

Note
: These computers have limited access to Internet resources and do not provide access to USC or commercial email.

Wireless Access

Available throughout the library. See Connecting with USCnet, USC Wireless, and Internet Service Providers for more details on accessing USC-restricted information resources with USC wireless.

 

For further information, contact the Technology Support Center at (323) 442-1968.

Revised 10/15/13

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