Using the Library Computer Lab

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The AUM Library classroom/computer lab has a dual function or purpose

It is designed as a library classroom equipped for hands-on access to current computer technology, and moreover, it is specifically adapted to library user instruction for AUM students.

It is also designed as a computer lab intended to furnish personal computers for research use by AUM students. The classroom/lab will be available for use by AUM faculty, staff, students, and current members of the AUM Alumni Association when not scheduled for instruction sessions or library administrative meetings. Anyone wishing to access the facilities must be prepared to present a current AUM ID. Anyone wishing to access the facilities must sign-in with the lab assistant and present a current AUM ID.

Priority use of the Library classroom/lab is for:

  •     Library instruction sessions taught by librarians at the request of departmental faculty
  •     Library/administrative meetings
  •     Non-library instruction sessions/meetings at the discretion of the Library's Instruction Coordinator


Departmental faculty may arrange for individual class sessions by contacting Samantha McNeilly, Library Instruction Coordinator, at 334-244-3213. Reservations for library instruction sessions are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and confirmations are sent via email by the Library Instruction Coordinator. Please note that library instruction sessions are limited to instruction in library use or research skills.

Scheduled sessions are posted:

Any professional library associations or groups whose conference, workshops or meetings fall within the AUM library mission, (e.g. Lyrasis) may be allowed to use the classroom free provided that a minimum of two AUM library staff members are allowed to attend the workshop at no cost.

Please note that the classroom/lab may not be used by non-AUM groups.


Where can I go to type a paper or to print a paper I wrote at home?

Students may use the library classroom/lab to type papers or print papers they wrote at home from a disk. The workstations have Microsoft Office programs installed on them such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

I am not a student at AUM. May I use the computer lab on the 2nd floor?

No, the lab is for current AUM students and Alumni Association members only. You may have access to two computers in the Reference area on the 2nd floor.These computers are only to be used for research purposes and are subject to a 30 minute time limit if others are waiting. Members of the public are encouraged to access databases provided by the Alabama Virtual Library at these computers.

Does it cost to print from the lab or reference computers?

If you are a currently enrolled AUM student, you may print out documents in black and white for free, up to 500 pages per semester. If you wish to print in color, the cost is $0.25 per page.

If you are a guest user, the cost to print in black and white is $0.10 per page, and color printing is $0.25 per page.

How does the library use technology fees?

The library uses money it receives from technology fees to purchase subscriptions to online full-text databases.

Logging in to Computers in the Library

  • Use your AUM email account as your Username. Do not include
  • When prompted for your password, please use the same password that you use for other online university services such as My AUM, Blackboard, or your AUM Email account. If you encounter problems logging in to the Library's computers or accessing any other online university services, please visit the Information Technology Services home page. You can also find the ITS Help Desk contact information and hours on the ITS home page.



Further Questions

If you are not connected while in the Library, see the Lab Assistant or go to the Reference desk on the second floor and report the problem.

For information or assistance consult our reference department at 334-244-3649 or Ask YOUR Librarian.