Computers and Equipment

All computers in the Smathers Libraries are managed by UF Academic Technology (AT), providing students and faculty access to an extensive list of software.

If you have problems with a public computer or would like to request a software program that is not available on the aforementioned list, you may submit a Help Request to UF-AT.

Take-Home Equipment

Visit our take-home equipment page for equipment (technology and tools) you can check out and take home.


We have computers in all libraries and branches.

Library West specific computer information

Marston Science Library specific computer information


Printers are available in all library branches and can be accessed by current UF students, faculty, and staff. Instructions at

For instructions on printing from a phone or other mobile device, please visit and log in with your GatorLink credentials.

3-D Printers and Scanners

Available at Marston Science Library, Education Library, and Health Science Center Library.

More information on 3D printing and 3D scanning in the libraries.

Multi-language Support

Library workstations provide multi-language support through the Microsoft Keyboard IME extensions.


The libraries have a variety of assistive software and technologies. Please visit our Accessibility Services page.

Technologies Available in Local or Limited Areas of the Libraries

Adaptive/Assistive Equipment

The libraries have a variety of assistive software and technologies. The following adaptive/assistive equipment is available at limited locations. Assistance is available at each public service desk. Computer use accessibility aids are available at all computer workstations. Please visit our Accessibility Services page for additional information.

Library West

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • The Accessibility Studio, located on the 3rd floor of Library West, hosts a diverse set of resources to improve accessibility to library materials, including a portable magnifier and Kurzweil software.

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner
  • L136 Conference and Visualization Room: 1 height-adjustable table for wheelchair accessibility

Education Library

  • 1 Topaz Desktop Magnifier
  • 1 Sapphire Portable Video Magnifier
  • Group Study Room: ADA-compliant Big Key XL keyboard, Infogrip trackball mouse, EPSON scanner, 8.5″ X 11″

Video Recording Studio (One Button Studio)

Available to Library West for UF students only via online reservation. One Button Studio has auto-record camera equipment, lighting, audio, and a green screen option bundled in a single setup that allows students to quickly and easily record videos. Required: students must bring a FAT-32 formatted USB drive (min. 8GB). More information about the studio, reservations, formatting the required USB drive, instructions on use, etc.:

GIS Services

Smathers Library


Microfilm, microfiche, and microprint readers/printers are available wherever microform materials are located.

Library West

  • 4 ScanPro 3000 digital microform readers/printers/editors
  • 1 analog microfiche reader

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library

  • 1 Digital Microform reader/printer/editor on the 5th floor. This digital microform reader is the only one in the Libraries that can read special, microprint cards.


A small number of scanners are available in Smathers Library, Marston Science Library, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, and the Education Library. Imaging software varies, depending on the location.

Library West

  • 1st Floor
    • 1 flatbed scanner
    • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner
    • Both located outside the double elevators
  • 3rd Floor
    • 1 KIC Bookeye Scanner (3rd floor print release station alcove)
    • 1 WideTEK 44in large format scanner (3rd floor print release station alcove)
    • Approximately 15 flatbed scanners located in the Dual Monitor Computers Area (east side of 3rd floor)
  • 6th Floor (Restricted to Graduate Students)
    • 1 oversize format scanner
    • Located in northwest corner of the 6th floor in the Multimedia Production, Printing, and Scanning Station.

Smathers Library (East)

Marston Science Library
  • 1st floor
    • 6 flatbed scanners (9″x12″)
  • 2nd Floor
    • 4 flatbed scanners (9″x12″)
    • 1 KIC Bookeye scanner with automatic document feeder

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 3 flatbed scanners (11″ x 17″)
  • 2 flatbed scanners (8.5″ x 11″)
  • 1 Slide/35mm film scanner
  • GIMP image editing software

Education Library

  • 1 KIC Bookeye 4 scanner

Video Players

Library West

  • Video Viewing Booths located on 2nd floor
    1 DVD/VHS/TV
    Check out key to viewing booths from Library West Circulation Desk on 2nd floor

Smathers Library

  • 1st Floor, Map and Imagery Library
    1 VHS only player

Marston Science Library

  • External DVD/CD/Blu-ray drives are available for 4 hour checkout

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

  • 1 DVD player
  • 2 VHS players

Education Library

  • 1 VHS only player
  • 1 DVD only player