Computers / Laptops

InfoLab (2nd floor, entrance level)

Open to all UW students, staff and faculty with a valid UW Netid whenever the library is open.

There are 65 dual-boot iMacs running a full range of software as well as some specialized courseware packages. Flatbed scanners and laser printers (black & white and color) are available. Printing requires money on a WiscCard account or Print / Copy cards which may be purchased in the library.

For general questions about the Steenbock InfoLab, contact us at 262-1371. For more in-depth help:

Library Workstations (2nd floor, entrance level)

Open to all UW students, staff, faculty and library visitors whenever the library is open.

Four Dell PCs (Windows 7) are available for doing library research. Laser printer (black & white and color) is available. Printing requires money on a WiscCard account or Print / Copy cards which may be purchased in the library.

Annex (1st floor)

Open to all UW students, staff, faculty and library visitors whenever the library is open.

There are 25 Dell PCs (Windows 7) with Internet access and Microsoft Office suite only. Laser printer (black & white and color) is available. Printing requires money on a WiscCard account or Print / Copy cards which may be purchased in the library.

Laptops

50 13" Macbook Laptops - runnning both Windows XP and Apple OS X

  • Includes carrying case and power adapter. Loaded with standard software including Microsoft office. Note: Adobe Creative suite is only available on Infolab Desktop computers.

Laptop checkout

Group rooms with computers

group study rooms

To reserve or check availability of one of these rooms, click on the room number.

Rooms with computers | Locations

Room reservations: 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109

  • 40" LCD monitor and computer with Internet access, Microsoft Office
  • Print to Steenbock networked printing (black & white or color).
  • White boards (markers may be checked out at Circulation Desk)
  • Can accommodate six to eight people
  • Cables to connect laptops to LCD monitors are not available

For larger groups, Room 340 has a computer with projection and is also reservable.

Wireless campus network

Laptops (your own or one of ours) can use the wireless campus network to access the Internet. Open your wireless network option and select "UWNet" from the available connections. Then open a web browser and logon with your NetID. The network will capture your session, authenticate you with your NetID, and then connect you back to your original destination.

Guest access

Beginning in January 2012, guests may access Steenbock's wireless network.  No Guest NetID is required.

The guest wireless network, named "UWNet-Guest", allows two different authorization methods.
  • UW-Madison NetID holders can log in to this "UWNet-Guest" network using their NetID and password and this will in effect keep them authenticated for the entire semester.
  • Guests without a UW-Madison NetID can authenticate using an email address and remain authenticated for seven days.

More information

Printing / Wireless Printing

See the information on the Print / Copy / Scan page.

Software @ Steenbock

Here is the list of software included on DoIT InfoLab computers in Steenbock. In addition, ArcGIS 10.2 and Redscreen are also available.

The library public workstations software is limited to Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Office.

Call ahead to verify software availibility and version information - 262-1371.

Hardware

Desktops and Laptops

  • 65 dual-boot iMacs
  • 50 dual-boot Apple Macbooks

Assistive Technologies

One adaptive computer workstation in Teaching Annex on first floor, includes these features:

  • Screen Magnification
  • Intellikeys adapted keyboard

All computers on second floor (InfoLab) have the following:

  • JAWS screen reader
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • ZoomText

DoIT website has information on accessibility services campus wide.

Additional adaptive technology is available in the McBurney Learning Resource Rooms, located in several campus libraries.

TTY is available on second floor of Steenbock Library, near the entrance.

Additional information on disability services for Steenbock Library, including building access.