Computer Workstations

The library offers a total of 50 workstation seats in the 1st Floor Information Commons.


Thin Client Workstations - iconsThin Client Workstations - WYSE 1 and 2

Thin Client Workstations: WYSE

1st Floor
North and South Commons​

A-Office 2013 
Primary users only, 30 seats -- 15 on A and 15 on B, first come first served

  • Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox
  • Respondus: Web browser for taking tests
  • Atlas.TI (trial version)

B-Office 2013 
Primary users only, 30 seats -- 15 on A and 15 on B, first come first served

  • Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox
  • Respondus: Web browser for taking tests
  • Atlas.TI (trial version)

EndNote & Office 
Primary users only, 9 seats, first come first served

  • EndNote: Citation management
  • Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox
  • Respondus: Web browser for taking tests
  • Interactive Guide to Physical Therapist Practice w/ Catalog of Tests and Measure

Guest Login​
10 seats, first come first served
NON-Primary users:
Please check in at the Service Desk with your picture ID to obtain a login

Please use the 1st Floor South Commons area

Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access

  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox

Stats and VHDissector
Primary Users only, ONLY 1 seat, first come first served

  • Students using statistical applications have first priority. 
  • Students using VH Dissector Pro have second priority.
  • If you are not using statistics applications or VH Dissector Pro, you may be asked to relocate.
  • Statistical Software:  SASSPSS​, JMP Pro, and R with EpiTools
  • VH Dissector Pro (VH = Visible Human)
  • Epi Info: Suite of lightweight software tools, delivers core ad-hoc epidemiologic functionality without the complexity or expense of large, enterprise applications
  • Atlas.TI 
  • Cn3D: A helper application for the web from NCBI which allows you to view 3D structures
  • EndNote
  • Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox

NOTE: We now offer SAS on this single virtual workstation, plus four physical workstations in the library (see details below).
SAS is also available in computer labs on campus which are maintained by TSS. Contact TSS for lab location and access info.

More info on statistics and statistical resources


Physical Desktop Workstations

1st Floor North Commons

Physical Desktop PCs - iMaciMacs

  • Two new iMacs
  • Location: 1st Floor North Commons in the first pod group (marked with signage)

Priority

  • Only UCDenver user account logins allowed
    • If you see a red dot to the right of the "Name" field with a banner Network accounts are unavailable, wait 5-10 seconds until it goes away to login
  • If the previous user has not logged off, click "Switch User" at the bottom of the screen

Includes

  • El Capitan OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Web browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox
  • Audio jack for headphones
  • Self-service printing
  • NEW STATISTICAL SOFTWARE on iMac #HSL-P21Mac! GraphPad Prism: A powerful combination of biostatistics, curve fitting (nonlinear regression) and scientific graphing.

Physical Desktop PCs - DELLStatistical Workstation DELL PCs

  • Four PC workstations: HSL-P27 to P30
  • Type: Conventional PCs (not WYSE thin clients)
  • Location: 1st Floor North Commons in the third pod group (marked with signage)

Priority

  • Students using statistical applications have first priority. 
  • Students using VH Dissector Pro have second priority.
  • If you are not using statistics applications or VH Dissector Pro, you may be asked to relocate.

Includes

  • Statistical Software: SASSPSS​, JMP Pro, and R with EpiTools
  • GraphPad Prism: A powerful combination of biostatistics, curve fitting (nonlinear regression) and scientific graphing (on 3 Statistical Workstations)
  • VH Dissector Pro (Visible Human) 
  • Epi Info: Suite of lightweight software tools, delivers core ad-hoc epidemiologic functionality without the complexity or expense of large, enterprise applications
  • Atlas.TI 
  • Cn3D: A helper application for the web from NCBI which allows you to view 3D structures
  • Microsoft Office Pro: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
  • Web browsers: Chrome, IE, Firefox

Physical Desktop PCs - DELLDELL PCs with flatbed scanners

  • Four PC workstations attached to flatbed scanners: HSL-P20, P22, P48 and P50
  • Type: Conventional PCs (not WYSE thin clients)
  • Location: 1st Floor North Commons -- First and last pod groups

Priority

  • Students using scanners or VH Dissector Pro have first priority.
  • If you are not using statistics applications or VH Dissector Pro, you may be asked to relocate.

Includes


Save early, save often

Saving your work and printing from library workstations

Your data will be gone after you log off or your session ends. This protects the privacy of your work. 

We recommend saving to your USB drive as soon as you start your work, and at regular intervals. As you finish your session, emailing yourself your work will ensure that you have a second backup.

Printing: Choose File/Print, select EFI Print Me in order to print to one of our print stations in the library. Printing is .10/page for black and white, .25/page for color.


Additional computer options

The Accessible Workstation is located in the 1st Floor Information South Commons. It features ZoomText10, a magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired, along with a ZoomText Large-Print keyboard. This workstation runs Windows 7 and has Office 2010.

Laptops, iPads, video adapters for projection, and chargers of several varieties are all also available for checkout at the library's Service Desk. One laptop available for checkout has Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation software installed. Learn more

With eBeam whiteboard capture technology, you can save, modify, and share your whiteboard work online. You can save all your handwritten notes and drawings to your own computer so you can edit, print, email, and share them with anyone. 

Borrow the eBeam kit from the Service Desk on the first floor. Check-outs are for a full day. You can renew as long as there are no holds by other patrons. Learn more

For small group work, many study rooms have large flat panel monitors for laptop projection, as well as white boards. Reserve a Group Study Room

Wireless access (wi-fi) is available throughout the library for notebook computers and other wireless devices. Learn more

General FAQs

Save your work on a USB storage device, e.g. thumb drive or flash drive.
 

WARNING: All files that you save to the computer's hard drive will be lost when the computer is either turned off or rebooted.
Prior to logging off, you can also email yourself any documents or document drafts.

Temporary Emergency Storage: In the event you have forgotten your USB drive or cannot email the file to yourself, you may temporarily save your files on the library's servers on the P: drive (access via the My Computer view). 
 

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Files that are older than 48 hours are automatically deleted from our servers every morning at 6:00am. The P: drive is NOT private - ALL other library users can VIEW, REVISE AND DELETE any documents in the P: drive.

The computer workstations in the library are set to NOT save an individual user's profile. This means that when you log off of the workstation, all your C: drive settings and files will be lost.

If you save a file to the My Documents folder, it will be eliminated when you log off the public PCs. In an emergency, you can temporarily save files to the P: drive (please see "How do I save my work?").

Some patrons cannot see their USB in the “my computer” view along with the other drive letters. After logging on completely, plug in the USB and wait. 

If you cannot see the top banner (shown below), move your mouse to the top of the screen and click the “Connect USB Device” button.

If the USB is showing as #1 click that, if it does not show click “autoconnect USB Devices” and see if it will appear.Connect USB Device

Thin clients mean that the small boxes you see next to the monitors have no moving parts like a hard drive. Instead, they use the VMWare Horizon View software platform, which means you access a "virtual computer" remotely.

Thin clients run on the library's server "cloud". When you log in, it takes about 60 to 90 seconds (depending on the complexity of workstation selected) for the desktop to become fully available.

The VMWare Horizon View thin client model allows for a more stable, uniform, secure and up-to-date computing environment.

All users must abide by the Computer Policy of the UC Denver Health Sciences Library at Anschutz Medical Campus.

Primary User FAQs

Primary users include faculty, staff and students of the CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus and University of Colorado Hospital.  

  1. At the thin client VMware View login screen:
    • Select the appropriate DOMAIN from the dropdown menu. 
      Students, staff, and faculty: select UNIVERSITY. University Hospital: select UCH.
    • Enter your CU Denver short login name and password.
  2. Click LOGIN.
  3. After logging in, double click the Windows 7 workstation that best suits your needs.
    • Some configurations have a limited number of “seats” due to software licensing.
    • Options for affiliated users:
      • A-Office2013 *or* B-Office2013 = Windows 7 and Office
      • Endnote & Office = Windows 7, Office and Endnote (8 SEATS)
      • Stats & VH Dissector = Windows 7, Office, SPSS and more (5 SEATS)
  4. The desktop takes approximately 30-40 seconds to come up while Windows 7 is creating your profile.
  5. After selecting your workstation, click the OK button at the center of the screen once it appears.

Guest FAQs

The library is open to the public and provides some services to non-affiliated guest users.  Limited public access to computer workstations is available. 

  1. Guests will need to obtain a Guest Login from the Service Desk.
  2. If there is a blank screen, press Control-Alt-Delete
  3. At the thin client VMware View login screen:
    • Enter the GUEST login name and password from the Service Desk
    • Before clicking the login button, select the UNIVERSITY domain.
  4. Click LOGIN.
  5. After logging in, choose "Guest" 
  6. Click the CONNECT button
  7. Click OK at the center of the screen when it appears.
  8. Your desktop will take approximately 30-40 seconds to generate (Windows 7 is creating your profile).