All public computers include Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader. For the visually impaired, all public computers provide easy access to Text Gold Read & Write, NVDA Screen Reader, and Magnifier. One visually accessible keyboard is located on the First Level.
|20 Windows Computers||Lower Level - 3
First Level - 14
Third Level - 3
|3 Mac Desktops||First Level - 3|
Users with Wi-Fi enabled devices can access WiFi networks for Loyola (eHoundNet-FSA, HoundNet), Notre Dame (GatorNet), EDUROAM, and the general public (LNDL-Guest). If you have questions, see the Help Desk.
A courtesy six locker charging station, complete with charging cables and outlets, allows library patrons to charge mobile devices and laptops. Lockers lock and reopen with a four-digit code of the user's creation. The station is located next to the elevator across from the security desk on the first floor. Users unable to remember their code should contact the Help Desk. Early Monday and Thursday mornings, the station will be swept and any remaining devices will be placed at the Help Desk Lost and Found for user retrieval.
Printing & Scanning
The library provides a color printer for Loyola, a black & white printer for Notre Dame, and two scanners for all patrons. All equipment is located on the right side of the library as you enter the first level. Printing is limited to students/faculty/staff of Loyola and Notre Dame. Although we no longer support public printing for other members of the community, community members will continue to have access to scanning services.
Learn more about how to print at the Library.
The library’s microfilm and microfiche collections may be accessed using the ScanPro 2000 digital microform reader, located on the lower level. The digital microform reader allows users to view and scan microform media to create PDF files. There is also an analogue microform reader available. For assistance with the microform readers, please see the Help Desk.
The library has nine technology-equipped spaces that faculty and staff can reserve for classes or meetings. For more information, see Available Spaces.
The Library has four Collaboration Stations available. Collaboration Stations are mobile TVs equipped with Solstice Pods, which allow devices to connect wirelessly to the TV display. Multiple users and devices can connect simultaneously. Each device can share an unlimited amount of items on the screen, including live desktop, photos, videos, documents, and presentations. Users can also arrange how content is displayed on the TV screen. The Stations are compatible with PC and Mac computers, iPhones, Android phones, and tablets. Group projects, meetings, and any other collaborative discussion can start off quickly and easily at a Collaboration Station. Stations are located in the Idea Space and first and third floor study rooms. Collaboration Stations are available on a walk-up basis.
View a quick video to help you get started.
The Hue Document camera plugs into a laptop or computer via USB. It features a base stand and flexible camera neck for positioning the camera to the user’s preferred position. The camera can be used as a document camera for displaying physical items or documents digitally on the connected computer’s screen, or can be used to capture photos and videos as a USB webcam.
Project a computer's screen. These mini projectors connect devices via included HDMI cable. Use within the Library in a group study room or classroom to project a screen for viewing or collaboration. Available for checkout from the Help Desk for in-Library use only.
The Equil SmartMarker uses an electronic marker casing with a regular whiteboard marker inside and a magnetic whiteboard sensor to record notes digitally. The sensor can be paired with a computer or mobile device via the free Equil Note app. Once paired, notes taken on the white board are recorded and displayed in the app as they are written. With the app, the notes can be streamed live to other devices, as well as saved, edited, and shared later. The marker can record notes in four colors and has a smart eraser for fixing mistakes. Available for four-hour checkout. Students may use the Marker within the library; university faculty may use outside the library. The SmartMarker is available on a walk-up basis.
The Library has a new Viz Wall located in the Idea Space on the first floor. The wall is composed of two 98 inch connected touchscreen TVs. The screens have built in browser and whiteboard functionality. Users can mirror their own computer wirelessly to the wall or connect directly with a provided HDMI cable. The Viz Wall is available by walk-up or with an Idea Space reservation.
The Library has three Zoom Carts. Each Zoom Cart consists of a large TV monitor with connected PC and webcam, all mounted on a rolling stand. Users may log into their Zoom account to join or host a Zoom meeting with the Zoom Cart anywhere within the Library on a walk-up basis. Users may request a Zoom Cart when reserving a room in the Library.
The library offers the following equipment for in library use:
- 2 Chromebooks
- Phone Charger Cable (Android and iPhone)
- Dry Erase Markers
- Noise Cancelling Ear Covers
The library is offering a pilot program, allowing extended check out of the following equipment:
- 3 Chromebooks with a 1 week loan period
- 5 Chromebooks with a 1 month loan period
Equipment Check Out
Equipment is checked out from the Help Desk.
- Only Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, staff, and students may borrow equipment.
- Equipment is checked out for a limited period of time.
- Fines of $5 per day up to the price of the equipment will be enforced if equipment is returned late.
- Equipment may not be renewed except in special cases with permission of library staff.
- Extended loan Chromebooks may be renewed in person at the Help Desk.
- Borrowers are responsible for all equipment checked out to them.