Computer Labs

Quick Facts about Odum's Labs:

Lab Print Solution: How to print, scan to email, and copy

Follow the Code! - Lab Policies

Deep Freeze software is installed improving the reliability of lab computers, especially those in high-use areas and increasing the overall availability of working machines in the library. Deep Freeze is a piece of software that 'saves' the computer's configuration, settings, etc. Anyone can change the desktop, install/delete programs, change software configurations, etc., but on restart, the computer returns to the original settings. Save your work often! Blank CD’s and floppy disks are available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Computer Lab Hours of Operation

Internet Café, 1st Floor

Monday-Thursday: Open 24 hours/day

Friday: 12:00am-9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-12:00am

Other Computer Labs

2nd Floor – Room 2633, GALILEO (Reference)

3rd Floor – Room 3250

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-2:00am

Friday: 8:00am-9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-2:00am

Odum Library has over 200 computers available for use by VSU students, staff and faculty. iMacs are available in the Media Center along with other specialized software. For a complete list of computer labs available on campus, click here.

Active Directory

Odum Library computers are operated in compliance with campus IT regulations. As with the rest of VSU, Odum Library computer access is controlled via Active Directory logon. Each VSU Student, Staff, and Faculty member has an Active Directory account, and must comply with all VSU Information Resources Acceptable Use PolicyREMEMBER: LOG OUT before you leave your computer.

Only VSU Students, Faculty, and Staff have access to Active Directory accounts.

You can use the password reset tool if you need to reset your password. Note: This resets your password for these VSU services as well.

To learn more, please visit VSU Accounts > Active Directory

Library Visitors

Anyone without an Active Directory account will need to use the designated public machines, which are located on the 2nd Floor, outside of Room 2609. There are four public workstations available to the public. (Library Hours)

Software

The computers in Odum Library contain the following software packages:

  • Windows 7,

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Suite

  • I.E./Firefox/Chrome

  • SSH/FTP Client Secure Shell

  • Adobe CS6 Master Suite

  • IBM SPSS 20

  • Adobe Flash Player

  • Photo Story 3

  • Second Life Viewer

  • Smart Notebook 10

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Microsoft SilverLight

  • Microsoft Expression Web 3

Atomic Learning tutorials are an excellent resource for learning about many of the above software applications. 

Technology

  • Laptops may be reserved and borrowed from the first floor Media Center.  

  • iMacs are available in the first floor Media Center

  • Group Study Rooms (1100 and 1110) are equipped with workstations. 

  • Remember this is a library -- audio headset use is a must. Each computer has a sound card and available headset jack. While audio headsets may be checked-out at both Circulation desks, users are certainly encouraged to utilize their own audio headsets. (Library Noise Policy)

  • Adaptive technology for students with disabilities is available in room 1060. Two bi-level computer workstations on height adjustable tables that accommodate wheelchair access are located in the library, one in the first floor Internet Café and another on second floor across from the IT Helpdesk. (More Library Resource Information for Students with Disabilities)

  • Temporary installation of software as required to complete class assignments is permitted on the workstations located in the 2nd and 3rd floor labs. For assistance, contact Library Automation (automation@valdosta.edu or 333-5868.).

    • Loading New Software: All software must be loaded by the Library Automation Staff. Faculty may contact automation@valdosta.edu or use software installation request form, providing proof of licensing and master copies of the software. It is recommended that you allow at least two full business weeks in advance, because of the testing and loading that accompanies the loading of any new software. Although rare sometimes software cannot be loaded because it causes conflict with the campus standard application suite.

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