12 laptop computer are available for use in the Science Library. Just grab one that’s not in use and take it anywhere in the Science Library. Once you are done, you can leave it for the next person. Specialized software is available on these desktops, including ArcGIS, BioDrawUltra, and Mathematica. Keyboards, mice, and network cables are available at the Circulation Desk.
5 desktop computers are available on either side of the Francis Townes Reading Room entrance. Specialized software is available on these desktops, including MDL ISIS Draw, Stellarium, and Google Earth Pro.
Printing is available in the Science Library from any of our laptop or desktop computers. Printing is only available in black-and-white and all print-outs will be double-sided. The printer is located next to the Circulation Desk.
A flatbed scanner is available at the first desktop computer to the left of the entrance to the Frances Townes Reading Room. Scanning, OCR, and editing software is also available on this computer.
A 42-inch television monitor is mounted on the wall of the enhanced study room. A cable is connected to allow easy connection to any laptop. The monitor is ideal for group presentation preparation or group research. The Science Library Wii can also be easily connected.
Two digital projectors are available at the Circulation Desk for use in the Science Library.
Twelve graphical tablets are available for check out at the Circulation Desk with a Furman ID. They can be connected to any of the laptop and desktop computers in the Science Library. Graphical tablets offer better control and precision than a mouse when using visual software, such as ChemDraw. Check out a driver CD to use a tablet with your own laptop.
Wireless Graphical Tablets
Two wireless graphical tablets are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk with a Furman ID. They can be used with any of the laptop and desktop computers in the Science Library.
A digital camera available at the Circulation Desk for use in the Science Library.
A Wii and several games are available at the Circulation Desk for use in the Science Library. It can be connected to the 42-inch monitor in the enhanced study room or one of the digital projectors.
The following software is already installed on the computers in the Science Library for your convenience:
- Adobe Flash & Shockwave Plugins
- Adobe Reader
- DINE Healthy
- Google Chrome
- Google Earth
- Internet Explorer
- MS Office
- CLEA Exercises
- CMap Tools
- Crocodile Physics
- Electrostatics 3D
- Magnetism 3D
- MDL ISIS Draw
- Qomo Flow!Works (for the tablets)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements - only on the laptops
- Google Earth Pro - installed on two desktops (the ones on each side of the Reading Room)