Posted November 16, 2011 Georgia Tech Library, 1st Floor East
Georgia Tech Library
In an effort to reduce long lines for quick printer and computer access, the Georgia Tech Library has installed eight new quick-use, walk-up computers in the Library East Commons (LEC) on 1st floor East.
“We hope that students will use these new computer stations to complete tasks that only take a few minutes and leave the computer clusters for others with more time-consuming assignments,” said Cari Lovins, Department Manager in the Office of Information Technology.
Located on the counter of the former Circulation Desk, these computers are now on-line and available for use. Computer capabilities include: Microsoft Office, Internet access, printing and a few other applications frequently used by students.
The quick-use stations were first introduced to the Library based on user surveys that indicated a growing concern among students about line congestion. Quick-use terminals were added to the Library West Commons (LWC) at that time but have been removed while the furniture is being repaired. The computers will be re-installed in the LWC near the Library/Clough Commons connection once the furniture repairs are completed, according to Lovins.
In the meantime, the eight new quick-use, walk-up computers now available in the LEC should help alleviate stress for students in a rush who need to make a minor edit or print an assignment quickly.
“As the semester progresses these new additions will help keep traffic moving and provide greater computer access to students who need them most,” said Lovins.
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