Computer Use Policies

The library provides public access to computers in accordance with University policy: Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Stout community members can use library computers logging on with their campus e-mail username/password. 

Other qualified users may use the computers by registering and being logged on by a library staff member. Please contact the Access to Learning, Circulation or Reference desks for assistance. By signing the Public Computer Log Form you are agreeing to adhere to the policies noted above.

Library computers are made available to support research. Individuals using computers for non-research related e-mail, chat or games may be asked to relinquish the computer. 


All public computers print to the printers located in the Reference Area.

Laptop users can use the Add a Library Printer link on the library's homepage to print to the library printers.

Payment is only with UWStout-ID flexline or baseline plus or a visitor card. Dollar bills can be added or a visitor card purchased at the Value Transfer Station located on the blue column near the Reference/ALD desk

  • Black and white laser printers cost 10 cents per page 
  • Color laser printer cost 20 per page

See Adding a Printer to Stout Laptop to set up your Stout laptop.

Software on public computers

All public computers use the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system.

Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
AutoCAD 2015
Autodesk ReCap
Civil 3D 2015
Inventor Pro 2015
Revit 2015
Minitab 17

Microsoft Office 2013
Access 2013
Excel 2013
Skype 2013
OneDrive for Business
OneNote 2013
Outlook 2013
PowerPoint 2013
Publisher 2013
Word 2013

We have the Adobe Creative Cloud versions of:
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash Pro
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Audition
Adobe Distiller
Adobe Reader
Adobe Extension Manager

Community Computers use Windows 8.1 and have OpenOffice and the Adobe Reader software.

Group Study Rooms

 Room Wireless Digital
Video Projector
 111B  X
 111A X 
 117  X
 118  X
 119  X
 302 X 
 303 X 
 402 X 
 403 X 
 430E X 

Wireless Digital Video Projector - Checkout remote and instructions at Circulation on the first floor.

Computer/Peripheral Location by floor
First Floor Reference Area
2 Quick Access Stations for printing
 15 Computers
 3 computers with Epson V600 flatbed scanners
 5 laptop stations
 1 Assistive Technology Station
 1 black and white copier / scans to black and white or color e-mail
106Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab
 4 high end computers
111 Instruction Lab
30 computers
 Instructor's station with computer and laptop connection
 Smartboard (checkout supplies at Circulation)
Second Floor
1 computer
 2 computers with HP ScanJet 8200 flatbed scanners
 3 laptop stations
 1 color copier, scans to e-mail
 1 black and white copier
 1 computer only for use with Minolta microfiche reader/scanner (free microform printing)
Third Floor
2 computers
Fourth Floor
3 computers
 2 laptop stations
Fifth Floor (Quiet Floor)
3 computers

Laptop Station consists of: Ethernet cable, monitor, usb keyboard, usb mouse and a power strip.

Available for Checkout at Circulation Desk

Laptop Computers
Laptop computers with Start-Stop Universal Transcription System (including foot-pedal) and NVivo 10
Power cords
Multimedia Projectors

Last Revised: 9/28/2015  Updated: 9/28/2015

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