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Computer Labs

E. H. Butler Library hosts the largest open computer labs on campus, with a variety of technologies and services available:

  • Approximately 160 PCs & 20 Macs
  • Three black-and-white printers, three color printers/copiers, four black-and-white copiers.
  • Two scanners for academic-related projects.
  • New All-In-One PCs with 23” monitors
  • An Assistive Technology Lab with equipment and software for patrons with disabilities.
  • Wireless network access throughout the library.

Computer Lab Locations

Four general labs and an Assistive Technology lab are located throughout Butler Library.

StudyQuad BUTL 110
49 PCs & 11 Macs
QuietQuad BUTL 181
48 PCs & 7 Macs
Creativity Commons BUTL 157
24 PCs
Creativity Commons Balcony BUTL 275
21 PCs & 2 Chromebases
Chrome Café Lobby
6 Chromebases
Assistive Technology Lab BUTL 181G
3PCs

Questions?  Contact Andrew Chambers, Library Information Management Officer.

More than technology

In addition to the latest technologies, Butler Library provides expert help with your computer or research questions. Stop by the Help Desk in the Information Commons room to consult with a reference librarian or computing specialist. Butler Library’s Equipment Loan service, also located in the Information Commons, provides a variety of items for checkout including laptops, tablets, and audio/video equipment.

Group Study Rooms

Looking for a meeting place for group project work?  StudyQuad 110A and 110B offer technology-enabled workspace furniture, including a table with embedded hardware and interactive technology to encourage collaborative group work. StudyQuad lounge has one group study room with a table and a large, flatscreen TV with a USB port. Book these rooms in advance using our convenient online booking system.

Available Software

The following is a list of the software available for use in the labs:

All Macs:

  • Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Safari and Chrome web browsers
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Mathematica
  • SPSS
  • Read&Write Gold assistive software
  • EndNote
  • Mendeley Desktop

All PCs:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer web browsers
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad​
  • Mathematica
  • SPSS
  • Read&Write Gold assistive software
  • EndNote
  • Mendeley Desktop

StudyQuad PCs #29-42:

  • (includes all PC software above)
  • Visual Studio Professional 
  • ArcGIS 10.4
  • AutoCAD 2017 suite
  • Orwell Dev C++
  • Citrix Receiver (to allow for the use of virtualized SAS)
  • SAS (via Citrix XenApp)

Software and Hardware for Home Use To obtain software and hardware for home use, please visit the RITE Resources Software and Training website.