The Computer & Media Center (CMC), located on the second floor of Falk Library, is open to health sciences faculty, students, and staff. Technology available at the CMC includes scanners, DVD burners, and Windows XP computers.
Other technology/services available at the CMC include:
Group Study Rooms
Falk Library hosts four group study rooms, available for 2-8 people. Each room is equipped with a circulating laptop, Internet access, and a plasma display monitor.
Individuals can reserve group study rooms online or on a first come, first served basis from the CMC helpdesk. Keys and laptops for these rooms should be picked up at the CMC helpdesk.
In-house Hardware and Software
The CMC’s computer lab has Windows XP based Dell computers, along with several Macintosh computers, connected to both the campus network and the Internet. The computers are equipped with software for word processing, spreadsheets, statistics, graphics, video editing, and database management.
Peripheral hardware includes CD-ROM and DVD-ROM writers, video capturing devices, and flat-bed and slide scanners. Audiovisual equipment housed in the CMC includes slide-projectors, audio tape players, VHS videotape players, and DVD players.
Color, black-and-white, and double sided printing, are available from the CMC. Patrons must pay for printing through the use of VendaCards. Medical students may use their subsidized accounts to forego VendaCard printing on the black-and-white printer in the CMC only.
The CMC provides circulating technology, which currently includes twenty-seven general purpose Dell laptops, one Macintosh iBook, and one Dell specifically for Pathway Assist that can be checked out by patrons for up to four hours. Laptops have access to the Pitt wireless system with a valid university username and password and can be taken outside the library. Also available are headphones that may be checked out for up to four hours, and USB flash drives that may be checked out for up to twenty-four hours.
The CMC also offers a collection of audiovisual materials including slides, audiocassettes, videotapes, CDs and DVDs, which may be checked out for one week.
Operating hours for the CMC are the same as Falk Library; however the computer center closes 15 minutes earlier. For questions regarding the CMC technology or policies please call the helpdesk at 412-648-9109.
~ CMC helpdesk staff