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Computers are located throughout the University Library and other library locations. See our Computer Availability page to see which have open computers.

Expand the listing to see details about the number of computers and other hardware available. In addition to a full suite of standard software, many are equipped with specialized software for individuals with disabilities

Computer locations at Northwestern Libraries

Adaptive Technology Lab

Location: Deering Library, Level 2, Listening Center Lab

Computers: 

  • 1 PC running Windows 7 (with a trackball)
  • 1 Mac
  • Both run specialized software

Printers & other hardware: 

  • 1 Braille Embosser
  • 2 scanners
  • Headsets available for Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate

Art Library

Location: Deering Library, Level 3

Computers: 

  • 3 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware:

  • 1 color/b & white copier
  • 1 black & white printer
  • 1 high-res color printer
  • 3 scanners

Geospatial and Data Visualization Lab

Location: Mudd Library 2122

Computers:

  • 4 high performance PC workstations with dual monitors designed for use on geospatial and data projects.

Government and Geographic Information

Location: Deering Library, Level 1 (Government Information Reading Room)

Computers:

  • 10 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware:

  • 1 black & white printer, 1 color printer, 1 photocopier
  • 3 scanners:

Herskovits Library

Location: University Library, Level 3 East

Computers: 

  • 2 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware:

  • 1 black & white printer

Information Commons

Location: University Library, Level 1

Computers:

  • 39 all-in-one PCs (21”) running Windows 7
  • +2 Dell PCs connected to large plasma screen monitors (these monitors are also available to display from laptops)
  • 15 iMacs (21") for general use
  • 6 iMacs (27") for Media production

Printers & other hardware:

  • 3 black & white printers
  • 1 color printer
  • 1 large-format color plotter printer with up to 42" width 
  • 1 large-format scanner
  • 3 small scanners
  • Project Room includes: 2 smartboards, 1 projector, 1 computer

Mac Lab (B182)

Location: University Library, Lower Level Room B182

Computers:

  • 20 Macs

Printers & other hardware:

  • 1 black & white printer
  • 1 color printer
  • 2 scanners
  • 18 M-Audio Ozone Keyboards
  • 18 stereo headphones

Computers in this lab are available on a first-come first-serve basis, except in those cases when the lab has been reserved for instructional use.

Mac/PC Lab (B234)

Location: University Library, Lower Level Room B234

Computers:

  • 15 Macs
  • 7 PCs

Computers in this lab are available after 7pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Mac/PC Lab (B238)

Location: University Library, Lower Level Room B238

Computers:

  • 10 Macs
  • 11 PCs

Computers in this lab are available after 7pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Math Library

Location: Lunt Hall, Level 1

Computers: 

  • 2 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware: 

  • 1 black & white printer

Mudd Library

Location: Mudd Building, Level 2

Computers:

  • 24 PCs 
  • 12 Macs

Printers & other hardware:

  • 3 black & white printers
  • 1 color printer
  • 1 large-format plotter printer with up to 42" width
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Music Library and Listening Center Lab

Location: Deering Library, Level 2

Computers: 

  • Music Library: 3 PCs running Windows 7; 7 iMacs running OS 10.7
  • Listening Center Lab: 9 PCs running Windows 9; 9 Macs running OS 10.4 Tiger

Printers & other hardware:

  • Music Library: 1 black & white printer
  • Listening Center Lab: 1 large-format black & white printer
  • M-Audio Ozone Keyboards
  • Stereo headphones

Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room

Location: University Library, Level 1 East

Computers: 

  • 10 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware: 

  • 1 black & white printer
  • 3 scanners with printers (Minolta MSP3000)

Schaffner Library

Location: 339 Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Wieboldt Hall, Level 2

Computers: 

  • 14 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware:

  • 1 black & white printer
  • 1 color printer
  • Scanner & copier

Special Collections

Location: Deering Library, Level 2

Computers:

  • 2 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware:

  • 2 black & white printers

Transportation Library

Location: University Library, Level 5 North

Computers: 

  • 6 PCs running Windows 7

Printers & other hardware: 

  • 1 black & white printer
  • 1 microform reader with dedicated workstation and printer
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