Computers and Software

HSL CommonsThe Commons computers are centrally located within the library. Anyone may use these computers, but a login is required, and all users must comply with the Computer Use Policy.

The four pods nearest to the computer classrooms can be accessed with a LabNet, HSLab, or MedNet account. Users cannot save to their individual drives on these computers; all saved files are erased on computer restart.

The two pods nearest to the bookstacks can be accessed with a MedNet or HSLab account. Users are able to save to their individual drives on these computers.


All Commons computers are equipped with:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Write-N-Cite for Word 
  • Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Reader
  • SPSS

Other available software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional (scanner station only)
  • Meditech (computer classrooms only)


The scanner computer station is equipped with a scanner and microform reader. The scanner station is also equipped with Adobe Acrobat Professional software.

Computer Classrooms

Computer Classrooms A and B are available to members of the Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy. A MedNet or HSLab account is required to log in and may be obtained from HSIMS. Computers in these classrooms have all software available on the Commons computers, as well as access to Meditech.