Computer Resources

Computer Stations: A UT EID is required to access one of the 150 Windows workstations, located on the entry level of PCL.  These workstations provide users with access to the Internet and online library resources, as well as to Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.  Use of these stations is subject to the UT Libraries' Computer and Network Use Policy.

Go here for instructions to connect to the wireless system.


Three KIC Scanners are located in the PCL Lobby on entry level in the Print & Scan area.

Flatbed scanners are attached to stations 212, 213, 214, 219, 220 and 221, which are located in the Computer Lab, PCL 2.200. These stations are not available via the Waiting List reservation system and scanning has priority. Consult staff if the scanning flatbed stations are all in use, but are not being used for scanning.

Software Available

The following applications are available on PCL workstations:

  • 7zip
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • ArcGIS 10.5 
  • FileOpen
  • Google Earth
  • ITunes
  • LoggerPro
  • Matlab
  • Office 2016
  • Firefox
  • OIV
  • ChemDraw 16
  • Putty
  • Sibelius Scorch
  • Skype
  • VLC Media Player
  • Wolfram Extras
  • Wolfram Mathematica 10.2

Waiting List

During peak demand, use the Waiting List for assignment to the first available workstation.  Sign in with your EID on one of the workstations below the "Sign In For a Computer" sign in the PCL Lobby across from the Research Help & Check Out Desk and then walk to one of the Waiting List display panels to watch for your assignment.  Our workstations are numbered and located in the Lobby and the Computer Lab on entry level.  Once assigned, you will have five minutes to claim your station.

Computer Help Desk

The Computer Help Desk (CHD) is located in PCL 2.200. Staff members troubleshoot computer problems, assist with accessing the PCL's wireless network, and help with printing issues.

The Computer Help Desk also contains a collection of CD-ROMs and book-related DVDs. These items are listed in the Library Catalog with the location "Computer Help Desk PCL 2.200." Ask a Computer Help Desk staff member to retrieve these materials.

Media Lab

The PCL Media Lab provides hardware and software to create audio, video, still and 3D animation projects. Students, faculty and staff can use the equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff help is also available during specified hours.

File Recovery Site

If you have saved documents to the desktop of one of our workstations and the station is occupied, use the File Recovery Site to gain remote access to the station to re-claim your document. Log in to the site with your EID and enter the number of the workstation.