This page is dedicated to providing information and resources about computing in the Undergraduate Library and the Media Commons.
The Excel workbook below is a comparative listing of the majority of the software available in computing facilities on the UIUC campus, followed by resources available specifically at UGL and in the Media Commons.
CITES Campus-Wide: includes labs in UGL, Illini Union, English Building, Oregon Building, Nevada Building, and Wohlers Hall.
Media Commons: a couple of specialized machines within the UGL CITES lab that contain additional digital media tools and programs.
Library Campus-Wide: the basic library package, including general-use computers (open to all students) at UGL, Main Library, ACES, and the Chemistry, Math, and Communications libraries.
Grainger: includes all public and log-in terminals on the ground floor. For a list of software available in the labs only available for engineering students, check here: http://it.engineering.illinois.edu/ews/lab-information/lab-software
ACES Academic Computing Facility (ACF): general-use lab in 024 ACES, includes Dells and dual-booting iMacs – Windows (Dell) means the software only runs on the Dell Windows platform, otherwise runs on the iMac Windows as well.
Scholarly Commons: located in room 306 Main Library. Be aware that there are three or four different computer types available, so ask for assistance in locating any particular software. Certain machines require reservations (see below), and consultations are available upon request.
Google Chromebook Laptops (and associated hardware) can be checked out for 2 hours at a time for in-library use only at the Undergrad Library. $5/hour overdue fine.
Check below for info and availability.
All Library PC computers can print to print stations located near the Undergrad Library circulation and reference desks on the upper level.
New! You can print from your laptop directly to library release stations. Laptop Printing Instructions are here.
Pay Cash: If a print job does not print via "pay cash," try resending the print job from the original computer. If there is a problem with the print job, or it can't be released after it's sent, you can request a refund for the given amount. For further information, visit the Library IT Printing Page.
There are a number scanners throughout the upper level. Two book scan stations are also avaliable for use with a jump drive. Ask at the Reference Desk for locations.
Want to scan a document directly to your mobile device? The UGL loans out USB cables to connect your iPod, smart phone, PDA, Camera, or other USB OTG devices. Each are available for 2 hours.
Apple iMacs and CITES Media Commons Lab computers print to Cites Media Commons print station.
The CITES Media Commons lab also maintains two scanners, available with NetID and password.