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Please note: Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, fewer computers are available for use and we are unable to loan electronic equipment such as chargers, cameras, and adpaters. Laptops are still available for loan, however.

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Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning at the Library

A Yale PaperCut account is required to print, copy or scan.  Create or add value to an account through the YPPS Print Account Management page.

Prices on the PaperCut/BluePrint System:
- Double-sided B&W copies and prints cost $0.06 on average ($0.10 for the first side and $0.02 for the second side).
- Single-sided B&W prints and copies cost $0.10.
- 11"x17" copies cost $0.20 (only available on multifunction machines in the journal stacks)
- Color printer and copies are $ 0.25 per page
- Scanning is $ 0.01 per page
Print to any of the Medical Library's multifunction devices from your laptop by installing the Papercut Client or by using Web Printing. Consult the YPPS instructions (Mac and Windows) for detailed information about using the PaperCut system. Six multifunction machines located throughout the Medical Library allow photocopying and scanning in addition to printing. 

   

Desktop Computers in the Library

Across from the Information Desk there are four two auto-logon kiosk computers.

*Please note, there are fewer computers available due to COVID-19 safety precautions.* The Information Commons is on the basement level and contains twelve iMacs, ten NetID or YNHH logon computers, two auto-logon Kiosks, and six monitor stations for laptop use.

24/7 Computer & Study Space is on the basement level - access is through the library's main corridor whenever the library is open. When the library is closed, it can be accessed through an outside door in the back corridor off the main Sterling Hall of Medicine stairway. A Yale University ID card and NetID credentials are required to enter the room and logon to the computers. Medical Library computers are only approved for accessing Low Risk Data. Please consult the Yale Data Security page to learn more about levels of Data Security at Yale. Data should never be stored on Medical Library computers.

There are two scanning stations in the 24/7 Computer & Study Space: a Windows computer and an iMac. There is also a Windows scanning station outside of the Computer Support Center. 

The Library has a laptop computer loaner program exclusively for use by Medical Center students. These computers may be used in the library or can be checked out for up to five days at a time.

If you need technical support, contact Justin DeMayo - Distributed Support Provider, 203-785-5770, justin.demayo@yale.edu

*REMEMBER TO USE AN EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE, OR YALE BOX*

Overview of Library Computers

Windows Kiosks

These Kiosks are best used as quick internet access and printing terminals.

Access: Unrestricted; Auto-logon
Software:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Browser: IE & Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 

Windows Productivity Workstations

Access: Yale NetID or YNHH account required
Software:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office
  • EndNote X9
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • ARC-GIS
  • ARC-GIS Pro
  • NVivo 12
  • Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Putty SFTP
  • 7-Zip File Manager
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Citrix Receiver
  • SEER*Stat

Mac Productivity Workstations

Access: Yale NetID required
Software:

  • OS X Mojave
  • Microsoft Office
  • EndNote X9
  • VH Dissector Pro 
  • Browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Stats programs: SPSS, Stata, R, JMP, MatLab, et al
  • iTunes
  • iLife 11
  • iWork 09
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Fiji (ImageJ)
  • PyMOL 2.3 - Open Source version. Run via terminal with 'pymol' command.
Computer Support Center Area

Windows Imaging/Scanning Workstation

Access: Yale NetID or YNHH account required
Hardware:

  • Dell Optiplex
  • Epson Perfection 4990 Photo flatbed scanner

Software:

  • Windows 
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Epson Scan Software
  • EndNote
  • SAS, SPSS & other statistical programs
  • SPSS
  • ARC-GIS
  • Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Putty SFTP
  • 7-Zip File Manager
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

Microfilm/Microfiche Scanning Workstation

Access: Unrestricted

Hardware:

  • Dell Optiplex 7010
  • ScanPro 2000 Microfiche/film scanner

Software:

  • Windows
  • Powerscan 2000 software
24/7 Computer & Study Space

Windows Productivity Workstations

Access: Yale NetID or YNHH account required
Software:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office
  • EndNote X9
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • ARC-GIS
  • ARC-GIS Pro
  • NVivo 12
  • Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Putty SFTP
  • 7-Zip File Manager
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Prism 8 (CWMLPC30)

Macintosh Productivity Workstations

Access: Yale NetID required

Hardware: two 21.5" iMacs; two 27" iMac
Software:

  • OS X 10.12.6 (Sierra)
  • Microsoft Office
  • EndNote X9
  • Camtasia (21.5" iMacs only)
  • VH Dissector Pro
  • Browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Stats programs: SPSS, Stata, R, JMP, Matlab, Mathematics, et al
  • iTunes
  • iLife 11
  • iWork 09
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Prism 7 (CWML Mac15, CWML Mac18)
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Fiji (ImageJ)
  • PyMOL 2.3 - Open Source version. Run via terminal with 'pymol' command.
Digital Imaging Center (within the 24/7 Space)
Windows Imaging/Scanning Workstation

Access: Yale NetID or YNHH account required
Hardware:

  • Dell Optiplex 7010 with 27" monitor
  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo flatbed scanner

Software:

  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Atlas.ti & nVivo (Qualitative data analysis software)
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Epson Scan Software
  • EndNote
  • SAS, SPSS & other statistical programs
  • SPSS
  • ARC-GIS
  • Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Putty SFTP
  • 7-Zip File Manager
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

Mac Imaging/Scanning Workstation

Access: Yale NetID required

Hardware:

  • 27" iMac (3.4GHz i7, 16GB RAM)
  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo flatbed scanner

Software:

  • OS X
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Final Cut
  • Microsoft Office
  • Browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • EndNote
  • Stats programs: SPSS, Stata, R, JMP, Matlab, Mathematics, et al
  • iTunes
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

   

Using your Laptop in the Library and Medical Center
WiFi

All areas of the Medical Library have excellent wireless coverage.

Wifi is available in all University buildings. University faculty, students, and staff should only use YaleSecure. Yale's wifi options include:
  • YaleSecure -YaleSecure is the recommended, encrypted wifi network. To use YaleSecure, enter your NetID and password when prompted. If you have trouble try the YaleSecure Connection Assistant.
  • YaleGuest - The guest wireless network is a limited, unencrypted wireless data network provided for guests of the University only. 
  • Eduroam - Individuals from Yale traveling to other participating institution may use the eduroam network by authenticating with their Yale credentials. The logon format is username@home university and the example for Yale would be "netid@yale.edu".
  • Yale wireless - To use Yale wireless, you must register your computer or device.
Wired Network Access

Wired Ethernet jacks are available in several locations within the Medical Library. Wired connections provide faster connectivity than wireless and users who want to transfer large amounts of data may notice better speed and performance on a wired connection. MAC Address registration is required for this connection type.

   

Borrow a Laptop (Medical Center Students Only)

The Library lends laptop computers for Medical Center student use. Eligible borrower groups include students in the MD, PA, EPH, Nursing and BBS programs on the Medical Campus.  Faculty, staff and students from other programs are not able to use this service. These laptops are not HIPAA Compliant devices and ePHI should not be stored or accessed on them.

Hardware & Software

Lenovo Thinkpad T450 laptops
Windows 10, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat Professional X, Cisco VPN

Lenovo Thinkpad T470s laptops
Windows 10, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat Professional X, Cisco VPN

13" Macbook Pro laptops
El Capitan OS, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2016, Lightroot, Cisco AnyConnect VPN, iLife, iWork, Zoom, Cylance AntiVirus

13" Macbook Pro laptops
Sierra OS, MS Office 2016, EndNote X8, Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2016, Lightroot, Cisco Anyconnect VPN, iLife, iWork, Zoom, Cylance AntiVirus

Hardware Note: All models have webcams. Only the older model Macbook Pros have CD-RW/DVD RW drives.  

How to Check Out a Laptop

A laptop may be checked out of the Library for five days and is available on a first-come/first served basis through the Circulation Desk of the Medical Library. For fair use, laptops may not be renewed. Once a laptop is returned after a 5-day loan period, a one-day wait period will be applied before another laptop can be loaned out to the same student.

Students will need to complete a quick Student Laptop-Borrow Responsibility Form (SLBRF) in order to check out a laptop. This outlines the basic user agreements and policies for borrowing a laptop. Once an SLBRF is filled out, it is kept on file in the Circulation Office for one month. You will need to complete an SLBRF every time you check out a laptop.

At the time of checkout and again at the time of return, the student and a library staff member will check the contents of the laptop bag to ensure that all components are present and/or accounted for.