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Terman Engineering Library

Computers & equipment

Computer and equipment

iMac computer cluster (SUNet ID required)

This computer cluster contains 7 iMac dual-boot computers (Mac and PC).  Internet access, CD/DVD-Rom and USB drives, color printing and digital scanning are available.  A full list of applications is available here: Mac, PC.  Further information is available on the Academic Computing homepage.  

Dell Precision T1600 (SUNet ID required)

One locally-managed PC computer is also available.  Internet access, CD/DVD-Rom and USB drives, and color printing are available from this machine. Software suggestions from students and faculty are welcomed.  A full list of applications is available here: Mac, PC.  Further information is available on the Academic Computing homepage. 

Software downloads (SUNet ID required)

The Engineering Library provides various software applications for download. Visit our Software Page for more information.

Information kiosks

The library provides 4 walk-up kiosks for quick catalog look-ups and access to library resources.  In additional the library has a touchscreen kiosk to answer general questions about using the library.

Graphing calculators

Engineering has TI-84 plus and TI-89 titanium calculators available for checkout. Either can be checked out for 4 hours and used in the library. For more information ask at the Circulation desk.

VGA Adaptors

Various adaptors are available for connecting your devices to the monitors in the Engineering Library or SOE meeting rooms. These can be checked out for 4 hours. For more information ask at the Circulation desk.

Rolling Dry Erase Whiteboards

Engineering Library has several rolling dry erase whiteboards and markers that students can use for group collaboration.  For use in the library only. For more information ask at the Circulation desk.

E-book readers

The following e-book readers are available for circulation. They may be checked out for 28 days. Renewal or reserve is not available on circulating e-book readers. :

Other new e-readers may be available for testing at our Gadget Bar.

Instructions on how to load e-books and PDF files onto a Kindle.  You can also email a pdf for conversion to the specific Kindle or Kindle App address. You can find this address in the Kindle's Settings area. Attach the PDF to the email and put the word convert in the subject line of the email.  Read more in PCWorld.

Chromebooks

Google Chromebooks are now available for circulation.  They may be checked out for 7 days. Online renewals and reserves are not available.

Copy machines

The Engineering Library has one self-service copy machine that accepts vend cards, StanfordCardPlan cards, or change. Each copy is $0.13 with a vend card/StanfordCardPlan. For a complete list of copy machine and Cash-to-Card vend machines, please visit the libraries equipment page.

Scanners

The library has 2 self-service scanners available.  One of them does have sheet feed capability.  The sheet feed scanner requires SUnet ID login.

Sharing monitors

The library has 2 sizes of large self-service monitors that allow groups to see a larger view of a laptop monitor to facilitate group collaboration.

Printing

A color printer is available from the kiosk and cluster computers. The price per page is $.10. Visitors can purchase a Vend Card for $1.00 and load funds for printing.

Additional study spaces

There are many solo and group study spaces and conference rooms in the Science and Engineering Quad. Check out our student resources page which explains how you can locate a vacant space in the Science and Engineering Quad and tell what times it has been booked. For a complete list of places to study, please visit the libraries places to study page.