What computers and software are available in the Library?

Computers with access to library resources and the Internet are available in all campus libraries. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff doing research are given priority for computer use, and entry of a CalNet ID is required for full Internet access.

Our public computers do not have software for editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc., but word processing applications and scanners (for UCB students, faculty, and staff) are available in the Moffitt Microcomputer Facility and in other campus microcomputing facilities (map | hours).  We also offer specialized equipment for Users with Disabilities.

Printing from Microcomputer Facility computers and laptops is available and requires adding printing credit to your Cal 1 Card  In the libraries, this card currently works only with certain designated workstations.  This will change on September 1, 2011, when the Cal 1 Card becomes the only option for printing and copying in the libraries.

Some Microcomputer Facilities offer color printing (in addition to B&W); some provide scanners.

The Library Data Lab (UCB students, faculty, and staff) is available for the specific purpose of numeric data research. Workstations have a variety of data analysis and GIS software. For lab details and contact information, follow the above link.