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About the Library

This guide covers policies, procedures and directions for the UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center

Library Computers

The South Campus Library computers are available for affiliated clients with software programs to support research and clinical care. Consult the South Campus Main Floor Map for locations of all computer workstations and specific software application workstation locations.

Software applications include Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft OneNote 2016, EndNote X9.2, MATLAB 2019a, SAS 9.4, SPSS 25, SigmaPlot 13, GraphPad Prism 7.03, Sophos AntiVirus, Acrobat Reader DC, and Acrobat XI Professional, Photoshop CS6. Web browsers include the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.

Library Digital Media Production Studio has additional applications including Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Camtasia Studio, Cyberlink Video/Audio Production Suite, and Morea usability testing software.

Resources available at both South and North Campus Libraries include PCs running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, color scanners, and networked b/w and color laser printers. Wireless printing is also available in the Library for PCs. More information.

Due to frequent wiping of hard drives to maintain security and operating optimization, saving content to any Library workstation hard drive is strongly discouraged. You may use OneDrive, email your documents to yourself, or bring your own secure flash drive.

All South Campus Library computers are located on the Main Floor in the Computer Commons area as well as individual and group study rooms. Consult the South Campus Library Space Reservation System for the locations and current availability. 

Wireless Access using UTWPA2

UT Southwestern faculty, staff, student, or credentialed vendor should use the "UTWPA2" wireless network to connect to campus systems and the Internet. Please click on the links below for specific instructions from the Information Resources Intranet for connecting your laptop and mobile devices (all links accessible from on-campus workstation or via VPN only):

Guest Wireless

The UT Southwestern guest wireless is for use only by guests of UT Southwestern, including hospital patients and their guests. This unsecured guest network may not be used for any UT Southwestern business or by any UT Southwestern faculty, staff, student, or credentialed vendor. To enforce this policy, all UT Southwestern owned/managed devices and any devices used for UT Southwestern business will be restricted from connecting to the guest wireless network. This includes all personally owned devices (iPad, smartphone, laptop) with access to the UTWPA2 network. 

Guest wireless allows access to the public Internet with wireless devices.  “Guest” service allows access for web browsing, including web-based email systems outside of UT Southwestern, as well as SSL and IP Sec VPN for corporate or home users. Guests connecting to the wireless network will be asked to enter their email address and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy. The system will NOT email the guest to verify the email address that was entered in the form. The email address is only used to "sign" the policy.