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Computers and Wireless

Library Computer Lab

The Library Computer Lab in Room 401-North has 84 computers with Internet access, research databases, and office software. Two workstations are equiped with JAWS screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software. One workstation includes a CCTV magnifier for books, journals, and other print materials. UHD students, faculty, and staff can use their campus network account to log onto any computer. If you do not remember your user name or password, please ask a librarian.

Four computers are open to visitors with valid government-issued photo identification. For details, see Information for Visitors.

All computers play compact discs, DVDs, and digital media from library databases or the Internet. UHD students, faculty, and staff can borrow headphones in the lab with their campus identification card. Please be considerate and keep the volume low.

The following software is available on all lab computers:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Vizio

Computer Lab Printing

Printing is available to current UHD students, faculty, and staff; to former UHD students with a valid UHD alumni card; and to visitors who present valid identification from Lone Star College or any University of Houston System campus. The charge for printing is 5 cents per page for black-and-white and $1.00 per page for color. Students receive a credit of $25.00 at the beginning of each semester. Students can add funds to their account using add-value stations in the Academic Computing Lab (Room 800-South), or by submitting an add-value form at the Cashier's Office in Room 310-South.

Presentation Practice Rooms

Two presentation practice rooms 449-North and 453-North are each equipped with a computer, a wall-mounted computer screen, a document camera, and audiovisual equipment. The computers offer Internet access, research databases, and office software. Current students, faculty, and staff can check out an access key at the Information Desk in the Library Computer Lab.

Wireless Computing (WiFi)

The campus-wide wireless network is available to current UHD students, faculty, and staff throughout the library. Most wireless devices will automatically connect to the login screen when a web brower is opened. Login with your campus network account. For more details and technical support, please see UHDwireless Information.

Group study rooms on 4th Floor North have power outlets for laptop computers. Some rooms also have wall-mounted televisions that can be connected to laptops. Keys and cables are available at the Information Desk in the Library Computer Lab.

Current students can borrow laptops for wireless computing at the Academic Computing Lab in Room 800-South.



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W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
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Last updated or reviewed on 4/2/10

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