Main Computer Suite
A suite of PCs and Apple desktops is located behind the main lobby, just to the left of the pillars next to the walkway leading back from the main service desk. These computers allow access to standard word-processing software applications and are connected to laser printers that use the VUPrint system. Patrons needing assistance with printing from these computers should ask for help at the main service desk.
Computer workstations are available to patrons with VUNet IDs for searching Acorn, the online catalog and using any of the large selection of research databases made available by the Vanderbilt Libraries. These workstations offer easy access to OAK, Secure OASIS, and numerous Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
All the networked workstations are linked to laser printers through the VUPrint system. There is a duplex printer in the Reference alcove for double-sided printing.
Please keep in mind that first priority on all workstations is given to academic use. During busy times please be considerate of others who may need to use our workstations. Please restrict recreational use of the workstations to less busy times when workstations are not needed for academic work.
There are two computer workstations in the Government Information/Media Services area that are for public use and do not require VUNet login authentication.
6th Floor Computer Room
There is also a computer room on the 6th floor, between the main elevators and the Payne Room
This room contains
ten computer terminals and two printers. The PCs allow access to
some applications software (including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
and internet browsers.
Printers in the Computer Room are linked to the VUPrint system. Patrons needing assistance with printing from this location should ask for help from the Government Information/Media Services
desk on the 4th floor.
If you need detailed assistance with PC or Mac software applications, please consider going to the Garland Computer Lab, where staff are available to help. Central Library staff cannot provide detailed technical support.
Protecting Your Privacy
Users should close all windows when finished in
order to protect their privacy.
This is especially important if you have
logged into a personal account (Acorn, OAK, OASIS, e-mail, etc.).
Saving Your Work
When using library computers please save your personal information or data externally. Examples
include a diskette (A:\ drive), VUSpace,
USB Memory Key ("thumb or flash drives") but not the workstation hard
If you do not save your work, all your information on the hard drive will be lost if the
workstation freezes and has to be restarted.