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Research workstations are available in every Yale Library for use by Library patrons; access to these workstations may be restricted to Yale affiliates by individual Library policy. These workstations are for library-related research and do not contain productivity software such as Microsoft Office. (Students can use ITS Cluster machines containing productivity software). Most library workstations can be used for checking e-mail on the university e-mail servers; exceptions are the SML Periodical Reading Room and the SML stacks. 'Orbis only' workstations are available in the SML nave; impact printers are available, at no cost, from the 'Orbis only' workstations.

Computer use in the Library is outlined in the Policies governing the use of and access to Yale University Library Research Workstations .


Network jacks are available for notebook use in the Main Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library. For more information on this service see:

Network Access for Laptops in Sterling Memorial Library

If you have been assigned a carrel in Sterling Memorial Library and need its network jack activated, contact Access Services.

Wireless Network Access in the Library: ITS has installed hubs to support the use of wireless network technology in several libraries including SML, Engineering, CCL, Machine City, SSL, and KSL. Information on this program can be found at the ITS wireless page:

Find general information about roaming network access here.


Workstations specially configured for use by persons with disabilities are available in: Sterling Memorial Library (Linonia and Brothers Reading Room), CCL, KSL, Engineering, SSL, Government Documents, and Divinity. These workstations are wheelchair accessible; have large-print keyboards, trackballs and Zoom Text Software. Information on the use of these workstations is available in the library where they are located.


Availability of Multilanguage Workstations in the Library- Workstations capable of Multilanguage display can be found by looking for the Multilanguage enabled label:

Multilanguage Label

Every library will have a workstation that is capable of displaying all supported languages. A list of supported languages is here. If you'd like to request we support additional languages, e-mail the Library Workstation Support Group

NEW WORKSTATIONS The minimum workstation support for patron use is an 300 MHz Pentium workstation. New workstations are installed frequently. These new Windows 2000 Dell machines have 1GHz Pentium processors and 256MB of RAM.

If you would like to suggest machines for upgrade, please e-mail The Library Workstation Support Group, a section of the The Library Systems Office.


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