Public Computers


L.M. Stowe Library Public Computers Usage Policy
Information Technology Policies

Covid Update – For the safety of our staff and patrons we have decreased the number of available PCs and increased the space between them.
Audio headphones will not be loaned out. Please bring your own if you need to use headphones.
Hand sanitizer, gloves and sanitizing wipes are available near the library entrance.
Each patron is responsible for wiping down the equipment prior to use.

PC Locations  |  PC Hardware Specifications  |  Software  |  FAQ


PC Locations

Basement (main level)
Near T2C2 (formerly CEC) – 2 PCs with automatic logon
Reference Area – 7 PCs with automatic logon
Self Service Room Area -3 PCs with automatic logon
Ground Floor – Bookstacks Area – 1 PC with automatic logon


Public PC Hardware Specifications

Note: Audio headphones will not be loaned out. Please bring your own if you need to use headphones. An external USB floppy drive may be borrowed from the Information Desk.

There are two models of PCs available for use. The location(s) of each model is noted with the specifications.

This model is located: near self-service room and ground floor bookstacks areas. (2 computers)
HP Compaq dc7900 CMT Base Unit PC
Intel vPro Technology
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor
8GB PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 2x2GB Memory
SATA 16X SuperMulti LightScribe 1st Drive
HP PS/2 Standard Keyboard
HP PS/2 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse
HP L1950G 19″ LCD Monitor

This model is located in: reference area, self-service area and near the entrance to the T2C2 (formerly CEC). (11 computers)
HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-in-One Non Touch 23 inch PC
Intel Core i7-4770S Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
Energy Star Enabled Configuration
4GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM (1x4GB) RAM
HP SD Media Card Reader
1TB SATA 6G 2.5 8GB SSHD Drive
Slim SuperMulti Optical Disc Drive
HP PS/2 Keyboard
HP PS/2 Mouse
HP AiO Height Adjustable Stand

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Operating System – Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit) Programs
Access 2016
Excel 2016
OneNote 2016
PowerPoint 2016
Project 2016
Publisher 2016
Visio 2016
Word 2016

Internet Browsers – Firefox, Internet Explorer v.11 and Google Chrome.
Browsers include frequently used UConn links under their Bookmarks/Favorites feature.

Staff Training
This folder includes the Saba Learning Center for mandated training, such as compliance training.

Links to sites frequently used by UConn Health students including Blackboard, email, etc. Some student utilities and anatomy programs.
More extensive student programs are found on the computers in T2C2 (formerly Computer Education Center / CEC). T2C2 Information.

Accessories and Utilities
Calculator and Paint programs
Accessibility programs such as Magnifier, Narrator and On-Screen Keyboard

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Saving Documents
When the PC is rebooted, all changes (files saved to it, browser changes, etc.) will be reversed. There is no method of recovering files once a PC has been rebooted. For that reason, saving documents to the computer is NOT recommended. An unplanned loss of power or a computer freeze is always a possibility and any saved documents would be permanently lost. All important files should be saved to external media such as a USB drive. Files needed for only a short time, such as PDF’s to be attached to emails, can be saved to the PC.

Burning a CD or DVD
Windows 7 provides a CD/DVD burning function which should become available when a blank CD/DVD is inserted.

Floppy Drive
These PCs do not have a floppy drive. An external USB floppy drive may be borrowed from the Information Desk.

Printing Information

Changing Text Size Within A Browser
Often, the CTRL with the + or – will increase/decrease text size.
Firefox – On the Menu bar select View then Zoom. Select Zoom In or Zoom Out as appropriate
Internet Explorer – On the Menu bar select View then Text Size. Select Larger, Smaller, etc.
Google Chrome – Tools (the wrench) then Zoom +/-
To enlarge anything on the computer’s display, use the Magnifier program found in the Accessories and Utilities folder on the desktop.

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