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Information on LHL's computers and software
Last Updated: May 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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About LHL Computers

LHL has 61 computers available in the library.  Forty-five computers require a UAB Blazer ID and password to log in.  Sixteen of the computers do not require a login and are open to all non-UAB users.

Two computers at the back of the 1st floor are available for users needing to install their own software for temporary use.

There is a computer kiosk on the 2nd floor near the stairs for users to access the Internet.

There are 50 computers on the 1st floor, 10 on the 2nd floor, and 1 in the basement.  Those not requiring a login are the 12 behind the HUB, the 2 with scanners, and the 2 for installing software.


Saving Files

Users can temporarily save files and documents to the My Documents folder.  This is not a private folder and items will be deleted.  Users should not save files to the computer's desktop.

Note: When saving files from Firefox on Blazer ID login computers, files are automatically saved to the Downloads folder instead of My Documents.  Any files saved to the Downloads folder will be deleted each night.


Installing Software

We have 2 computers at the back of the 1st floor for users needing to install their own software for temporary use.


Adobe Acrobat Pro

All library computers have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDFs.

Adobe Acrobat Pro 10, for creating and editing PDFs, is available on the second group of Blazer ID login computers (C pod -- the second round pod).  Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 is also on both scanner stations.


Wireless Access

LHL is enabled with wireless access for UAB faculty, staff, and students.  Unfortunately, guest access within the library is not available at this time.

The recommended network is uabwifi-nac.  For more information on setting up your laptop of device to connect to wifi, see UAB Information Technology's instructions on "How to Connect to UAB's Wireless Networks."

If you are unable to connect to the wireless network after consulting the instructions above, you will need to call AskIT (205-996-5555) for further assistance.


Logging Out

LHL's Blazer ID login computers are set to log out after 15 minutes of inactivity for your own safety.  Leaving a public PC while you are still logged in is like leaving your car running in a public parking lot!


Collaboration Station (Mediascape)

Use the new collaboration station to connect your laptop or tablet to the dual monitors.  Up to 6 devices can be connected and 2 can be projected at a time.  Default connectors are located at the station.  Connectors can be checked out at the HUB if the default connectors don't work with your device.

The collaboration station is now located in study room 147.


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