Three computer labs are located in Shain Library: the PC Electronic Classroom, the Davis Electronic Classroom, and the Neff Lab. When not in use for instruction, these labs are all open for use by current Connecticut College students, faculty and staff during open library hours. There are also a number of discipline-specific computer labs located throughout the campus for specialized use.
To reserve the use of the PC Classroom, Davis Classroom or the Neff Lab, contact Jessica McCullough. Priority for use is given to library research instruction, curricular courses that require use of a computer lab, and technology instruction classes. Other campus workshops and programs may schedule a lab, but use may be pre-empted by course needs, with sufficient notice.
Full semester scheduling for a curricular course will be considered only if the course requires use of unique hardware and software available in one of the labs. In order to ensure equitable use of the labs, flexibility may be required to accommodate courses needing the lab for single-use sessions. To enable students to complete assignments, there is a blackout time for non-course scheduling during the last two weeks of classes through finals.
If specific software needs to be installed in one of the Shain labs for your class, please submit a Web Help Desk Ticket by June 1 for use in the fall semester and by November 1 for use in the spring semester. Major software upgrades will only be performed during the summer break.
To find out if a lab is available at a specific time, look at the lab calendars below.
|Lab||Location||Number & Workstation Type||Software Available|
|PC Lab||Lower Level||20 Dual-boot Workstations
Seating for 40
Each computer is a dual-boot Macintosh computer, which can run either Windows or Apple operating systems.
Mac: Acrobat, Adobe Elements, Audacity, DjVu Browser Plugin, Dreamweaver*, FileZilla, Final Cut Express, FinchTV, Flip4Mac, Gephi, Google Chrome, Google Earth, iLife '11, Illustrator*, InDesign*, iWork '09, Mathmatica, Matlab, MPEG streamclip, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Paint Brush, Perian, Populus, QuickTime 7, Refworks Write-n-Cite, Sibelious, Silverlight, Sophie, SPSS, Video Lan Player
|Davis||Main Level||10 PC Workstations||ACD Software, Adobe Elements, ARCGIS reader, Audacity, Autocad, Crimson Editor, Cytoscape, Delano Scientific PYMOL, Dreamweaver*, Eclipse, FileZilla FTP, FinchTV, Global Daily, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Google Sketchup, Impact, InDesign*, Java Deveolpment Kit, ManyCam, Mathmatica, Matlab, Notepad ++, Microsoft Office, Photoshop Extended*, Phylip, Putty, Python 3.XX, QuickTime, R (STAT), Ramas Metapop, Raven Pro, Refworks Write-n-Cite, Sibelious, SPSS, SSH, Strawberry Perl, Visio, VLC, z-leaf, z-tree, 7 Zip|
|Neff||2nd Floor||16 Mac Workstations||Acrobat Pro, Adobe Elements, AppleWorks, DjVu Browser Plugin, Dreamweaver*, Final Cut Express 4, FinchTV, Flash, Flip4Mac (Player Pro), Google Chrome, Google Earth, iLife '11, Illustrator*, InDesign*, Isadora (First 10 Seats), iWork '09, Mathmatica, Matlab, MPEG Streamclip, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Perian, Photoshop Extended*, Phylip, Populus, Pro Tools, Pro Tools 8, QuickTime 7 for Mac, R, Refworks Write-n-Cite, Shockwave, Sibelious, SoundSource, SPSS, Toast 10, Video Lan Player|
*Limited Network Version (simultaneous user limits)