Computing & Printing

  • Computers

    The Learning Commons on the 1st floor, designed for individual and collaborative group work, is equipped with both PCs and Macs. Additional PC computers may be found in the elevator lobbies of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors. The computers are equipped with the following software:

    • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (including Fuse, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and more)
    • IBM SPSS Statistics
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox

    Additional tools & software for PC include:

    • R for Windows
    • SAS 9.4
    • Wolfram Mathematica
    • Zotero
    • Audacity with LAME plugin
    • VLC Media Player
    • More

    Additional tools & software for Mac include:

    • Mathematics
    • Python 2.7
    • Text Wrangler
    • Eclipse
    • iTunes
    • More

    Active Tulane affiliates (i.e., currently enrolled or employed students, staff, and faculty) may access these computers with their Tulane username and password. For more information on using computers at the library, please review the Computer Use Policy.
     


    Guest Computers

    A number of computers equipped with internet access and the Microsoft office suite available to guests are located on the 1st floor lobby as well as the 6th floor service desk.

    Guests may access the non-login computers for academic research only. Use of library computers by guests for non-academic purposes (i.e. recreation) is expressly prohibited, and guests may be asked to verify that they are using a computer for academic research purposes only. Tulane students, faculty and staff have priority over guests in cases where an insufficient number of computers are available in the library. We reserve the right to limit the amount of time that a guest may occupy a computer; normally this should not exceed two hours per day. For more information on using computers at the library, please review the Computer Use Policy

  • Printing

    There are three black-and-white printers and a color printer located on the 1st floor in the Learning Commons. There is also one black-and-white printer in the 1st floor stacks area past the PJ's coffee stand, one located in the elevator lobby on the 3rd floor, and one located on the 6th floor.

    If you are on your laptop or phone, you can upload documents to the print queue at https://pharos.tulane.edu or add them to the print queue via e-mail by attaching the file to an e-mail sent to print@tulane.edu.

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    Print Instructions

    • When you are ready to print, select a printer in the print window on your workstation. You have several print destinations in the Howard-Tilton Library to choose from.
    • At the Print Station, run your card through the card reader. Use the mouse to retrieve your print job(s) and select "Print" to print. That's it. The system tells you how much each print job will cost and how much value is left on your card.

    Cost of Printing

    Black & White prints cost 10 cents per page. Color prints cost 70 cents per page.

    Who Can Print

    Tulane Students, Faculty, and Staff can use the printing system with their Splash cards, adding cash value to their cards at vend stations in the library (in the 1st Floor lobby near the elevators), at the Lavin-Bernick Center, or at Richardson Memorial Hall. Visitors to the library are also encouraged to use the system, purchasing a card at vend stations in the library (in the 1st Floor lobby near the the elevators) or at the Lavin-Bernick Center.

    Adding Value to your Card

    The card dispensers at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (in the 1st Floor lobby near the elevators), the Lavin-Bernick Center, and on the 1st floor of Richardson Memorial Hall allow card holders to add cash value to their purchased cards or to their Splash cards. Just follow the directions at the machine.

    Tulane Students, Faculty, and Staff may also use Gibson Online to add value to their Splash cards with a credit card.

  • Copying

    Self-service black-and-white copy machines are located on the 1st and 5th floors of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Copies cost 10 cents per page. The copy machines accept only Splash cards or printing/copying cards purchased from the card dispenser in the 1st floor lobby near the elevators. Copiers do not accept cash or coins.

    The sixth floor near the Media Services help desk has a self-service overhead digital scanner with the option of a cradle (for books) or flat surface (for documents). Scans may either be saved to a USB drive or e-mailed directly from the computer attached to the scanner. Researchers can bring their own USB drive.

    The Schiro Reading Room, which serves the Louisiana Research Collection and University Archives, is located on the 2nd floor of Jones Hall and has a self-service overhead digital scanner with the option of a cradle (for books) or flat surface (for documents). Scans may either be saved to a USB drive or e-mailed directly from the scanner. Emailing works only with a limited number of small files, so researchers should bring their own USB drive.

    Adding Value to your Card

    The card dispensers at the Howard-Tilton library (in the 1st floor lobby near the elevators), the Lavin-Bernick Center, and on the 1st floor of Richardson Memorial Hall allow card holders to add cash value to their purchased cards or to their Splash cards. Just follow the directions at the machine. 

    Tulane Students, Faculty, and Staff may also use Gibson Online to add value to their Splash cards with a credit card.

  • Computer Policy

    Responsible Use

    All individuals should use the library computers responsibly in pursuit of academic functions. In doing so, they must not infringe on the rights or privacy of others or the integrity of the computer system, and they must abide by Technology Services' university-wide policy on use of computers and networks. The following list characterizes some, but not all, unacceptable uses of computers in the Library:

    • Repeated use for non-academic or non-research purposes by non-Tulane affiliates.

    • Downloading or installing software to hard drives.

    • Deliberately altering any files or modifying the configuration of any Library workstation or peripheral.

    • Violations of the Library computer security or network integrity, including attempts to bypass network security, obtain passwords, share passwords with others, or the unauthorized use of passwords.

    • Destruction or damage of computer equipment, or the removal of any part of the Library computer workstations.

    • Use of two or more library computers simultaneously

    • Connecting personal computers, laptops, or other devices to the Library network.

    • Game playing, including interactive games

    • Copying any copyright-protected digital content

    • Any illegal activity

    Any individual found to be using the computers to the distraction of another user or limiting access to the computer for the research purposes of another user, will be required to cease the activity, unless they can demonstrate that they are completing an academic assignment for a Tulane University class. Repeated violations by students, staff or faculty will be referred to the appropriate campus disciplinary body. Violations by non-affiliated users will be referred to the Department of Public Safety and violators may be removed from the campus.

    Guests (Non-Tulane Library Users)

    Guests may access the non-login computers for academic research only. Use of library computers by guests for non-academic purposes (i.e. recreation) is expressly prohibited, and guests may be asked to verify that they are using a computer for academic research purposes only. Tulane students, faculty, staff, and users of federal depository collections have priority over guests in cases where an insufficient number of computers are available in the library. We reserve the right to limit the amount of time that a guest may occupy a computer; normally this should not exceed two hours per day.

    Food and Drink

    Although drinks may be consumed in the library in a covered container, users should exercise caution near computer equipment to avoid leaks or spills. Damage resulting from spills will be the responsibility of the user. Food is not permitted in the library, except in the lounge area near the PJ's coffee stand and in the snack lounge in the basement. See the food and drink policy.

  • Wireless

    Tulane Students, Faculty and Staff Wireless Access

    Connect to the wireless network by selecting ‘eduroam’ and entering your Tulane email address and password when prompted. Eduroam authentication allows Tulane students access to wireless networks on other participating college campuses as well. If you are unable to connect your device to eduroam, contact the TSNOC (Technical Support and Network Operations Center) at: 

    Uptown: (504) 862-8888 or ext. 28888
    Downtown: (504) 988-8888 or ext. 88888
    help@tulane.edu

    The Technology Services Knowledge Base has information on the settings for Tulanians visiting participating Eduroam institutions.

    Guest Wireless Access

    Guest access to the wireless network is only available to students, faculty, and staff from participating Eduroam institutions in the United States or Eduroam institutions from around the world.

  • Technology Help

    Visit the Learning Commons to compose a paper, edit a video, produce a presentation, print a document in black & white or in color on high-resolution laser printers, or search the Web on a choice of PCs and Macs.

    Technology Services student workers are available in the Learning Commons to assist with printing, using the Eduroam wireless network, basic software help, and borrowing equipment such as camcorders, tripods, and headphones. To reach the Technology Desk, call 862-8646.

    For assistance when the Technology Services desk in the Learning Commons is unstaffed, check the Technology Services site for information about receiving help via phone, chat, or the knowledge base.

  • Scanning & Faxing

    Scanners are available in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library:

    • First Floor Stacks: several flatbed scanners (with document feeders)
    • Fourth Floor elevator lobby: A flatbed scanner (with document feeder)
    • Sixth Floor: By Media Services Desk there is a large-format overhead scanner.

    Jones Hall

    There is a large-format scanner in the Victor H. and Margaret G. Schiro Reading Room in Jones Hall, Room 202.This is the Special Collections Reading Room, which is open weekdays from 10am to 5pm.


    No fax machines are available for public use in the library. However, you may use a free online site Faxzero.com to fax word documents or PDFs. If you have a printed document, use a scanner to scan your document and then create a PDF. See the Technology Services desk for assistance with scanners.

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