Who may use the Shimberg Health Sciences Library Computer Lab?
The Lab is for the exclusive use of students, faculty and staff of the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, School of Pharmacy, and the Shimberg Health Sciences Library. Access is available via your USF Health account. Non-USF Health affiliates may use Open Use Computer Labs located elsewhere on the USF campus.
Email may be accessed on the computers in the Lab. Computers located outside the Lab, in the open area of the library, are not to be used for checking email.
In the event of an emergency, such as a fire alarm, the Lab must be cleared immediately. Lab users must lock their computer console, pick up any personal belongings, leave the Lab and exit the building. Once the Lab has been cleared, the door will be locked. At the conclusion of the emergency, users will be allowed to return to the Lab.
Please refer to the Emergency Response Directory (posted on the wall next to the courtesy phone) for additional information.
Food & Drink in Labs
Food and drink items are not allowed in the Computer Lab or near the open area computers. Experience has taught us that liquids and crumbs are not compatible with computer equipment. Lab assistants have been instructed to deny Lab access to students bringing in these items. Drink containers, whether empty or sealed, will not be allowed in the Lab. Please cooperate and place these items in a book bag or on the designated table outside the Lab.
Internet access is available in the Lab. It is the responsibility of all University students, faculty and staff to use the Computer Lab resources in a responsible, ethical and lawful manner, in accordance with the University's Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources Policy 0-502. Violators of this policy will be reported to appropriate University officials. Wireless access is available. Visit USF Health I.S. "How To Guides" Wireless How To-s for assistance.
Computers located in the open area of the library, are available for use by non-USF Health users. However, their use is restricted to library resources and health research only. Open Internet access is available at the USF Tampa Campus Library and all Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library branches.
Our Lab assistants are trained to provide help to Lab users with basic computer problems. They are able to help start Microsoft applications, offer help with printing, and restart computers and applications that are `hung up', etc. Please call ahead to check on availability of Lab assistants, if needed. Instruction manuals for Microsoft Office software are available for reference use in the Lab. The USF Health Is department is also available for general computing and software application assistance at 974-6288.
The Lab is open the same hours as the Library.
Computer Configurations and Lab Settings
The configuration of computers in the Lab is strictly controlled. Users are not allowed to install personal software on any computer.
Users will NOT change equipment configurations or attempt to use the equipment in a way other than it is setup. Misuse of this equipment can result in suspension of Lab privileges. Additional Computer Lab Rules are posted in the Lab.
Color laser printers are available for printing in the Lab and in Public areas. Check with Lab staff for current printing charges. All printers are shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.
A scanner with a legal-size bed is available for scanning text, pictures, slides, transparencies, and forms. Photoshop Elements, Epson Scan Software, Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 are loaded on the scanner computer. The scanner computer is equipped with a DVD/CD burner.
Also, the Ricoh multifunction printers located in the library support scan to email at no cost to the patron. Patrons can swipe their USF ID to logon and scan their documents or images.. Follow the steps posted or ask lab staff for assistance.
Microsoft Office, Visio, and EndNote, are loaded on all computers in the Lab. If in doubt, please call ahead to verify your software version is supported in the Lab.
All computers are equipped with USB ports.
Computer Lab Rules
No food or drinks allowed in the Lab.
- Lab Management will not be responsible for any unsaved documents on computers left unattended.
- Modification of hardware and software configurations is prohibited. This includes modification of system settings, configuration of printers, and modification of system software.
- Inform lab assistant of problems with equipment. Do NOT attempt to repair equipment yourself.
- No displaying of obscene images or text.
- No disruptive behavior allowed.
- Software license agreements and copyright laws are strictly enforced. Copying licensed software from the lab workstation hard disks or file servers is a violation of federal copyright laws and of University policy.
- Do not let another person use your HSCNET computer account.
- Computer games are not allowed.
- Limit of one computer per person.
- Logout before you leave.
Equipment and Resources available:
Mac and PC computers
iPads available for checkout at the Library Services Desk.
Course-related and general software
Internet and e-mail access
Wireless Network Access
Laptops can be used from virtually any area of the library using the wireless network.
Pay-for-print printing is available for the labs and library research computers.
Patrons may add value to their USF ID using the BullBucks vending machine located outside the computer lab.
For patrons that do not have a USF ID, debit cards may be purchased from the BullBucks vending machine.
Computers located outside the Lab, in the open area of the library, are available for use by non-USF Health users. However, their use is restricted to library resources and health research only. See the Library Services Desk to use these computers. Open Internet access is available at the USF Tampa Campus Library and all Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library branches.