About the Library - Desktop Computers
The public workstations on the first floor of the library are networked computers that are available for quick look up and in-depth searching of information. Four of these, our Microsoft Office workstations, are configured with the Microsoft Office Suite.
The library has investigated the possibility of adding Microsoft Office applications to all of the public workstations (maintained by Network Computing Services). At this time, adding such applications is not feasible as NCS does not provide support for the Office suite. Patrons can use online programs with features similar to Microsoft Office, such as those offered by Google Docs, Zoho, or Adobe Buzzword. These web-based applications offer a variety of functions such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications.
The computer workstations at Eskind Biomedical Library are configured to provide ready access to the EBL's electronic subscriptions, Acorn (the Vanderbilt University library catalog), and other electronic resources. To access a Web-based resource, click on the Internet Explorer icon on any desktop machine which will then display the Eskind Biomedical Library homepage.
Networked printing services are available for the public workstations. Printers and public workstations are color coded and located by geographical group.