Drain-Jordan Library Computers and Software, West Virginia State University library building, angled front view

Library Computers and Installed Software


The library has a number of computer available for general use. In the library lobby there are thirty-eight computers and two ADA reserved systems. Computers in the library's new Teaching Center will also be available when the room is not reserved for a library class. The library also has twenty-eight laptop computers which can be checked out for IN-LIBRARY use by students, faculty and staff at the Circulation Desk. Campus ID required for laptop check-out; the check-out period is for three hours. Software available on: Lobby Computers, Teaching Center, Library Laptops

Software on Lobby Computers

Microsoft Office 2010
    Suite includes:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • OneNote
  • InfoPath Filler
  • InfoPath Designed
All computers in lobby area
Open Office Suite
    includes:
  • Writer
  • Calc
  • Impress
  • Base
  • Draw
  • Math
On all systems in the lobby. OpenOffice is open-source software, which can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org completely free of charge. Most office software can save files in different formats; if you are going to use the files at home remember to save AS the files (a second time) in a format you know you can open on that computer.
Adobe Creative Suite 4
    includes:
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 9
On two systems: 26 and 31
Adobe Acrobat Reader On all systems in the lobby.
Photoshop Elements On systems with attached scanners
Microsoft Works On two computers: 27 and 30
Respondus Lockdown Browser for Testing all lobby computers

Software on Library's Teaching Center Computers

Microsoft Office 2010
    Suite includes:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • OneNote
  • InfoPath Filler
  • InfoPath Designed
All computers in Teaching Center
Open Office Suite
    includes:
  • Writer
  • Calc
  • Impress
  • Base
  • Draw
  • Math
On all systems in the Teaching Center. OpenOffice is open-source software, which can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org completely free of charge. Most office software can save files in different formats; if you are going to use the files at home remember to save AS the files (a second time) in a format you know you can open on that computer.
Adobe Acrobat Reader On all systems in the Teaching Center.
SPSS for Windows Version 15
Respondus Lockdown Browser for Testing all Teaching Center computers

Software on Laptop Computers

Microsoft Office 2010
    Suite includes:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • OneNote
  • InfoPath Filler
  • InfoPath Designed
All laptop computers at the circulation desk
Open Office Suite
    includes:
  • Writer
  • Calc
  • Impress
  • Base
  • Draw
  • Math
On all laptop systems. OpenOffice is open-source software, which can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org completely free of charge. Most office software can save files in different formats; if you are going to use the files at home remember to save AS the files (a second time) in a format you know you can open on that computer.
Adobe Acrobat Reader On all laptops.