To log into a library computer, use your Alfred University username and password. If you do don't have a username and password, ask for help at the library's front desk.


You can see a list of software available in the Herrick computer labs (as well as in other labs across campus) here.

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Desktop Computers

Desktop computers are available throughout the library

Laptop Computers

Herrick has 15 laptops that Alfred University-affiliated patrons can check out for two-hour, in-library use. Laptops are available at the front desk during the hours when the library is open. Use is according to the library's Laptop Lending Policy.

ITS's Equipment Lending Program, on the  3rd floor of Perlman Hall, lends laptops that can be used anywhere on campus, and for longer periods of time.

Read&Write Gold

Read&Write Gold is an educational support program that was designed to help students with reading and writing difficulties to learn, interpret, and understand material in alternative formats. It is available on all library computers. See this guide for more information about Read&Write Gold, including how to install it on a personal computer

Saving Computer Files

The best way to save computer files in the library is to save them to your space on the U: drive. Files saved to the U: drive can be accessed from any computer on campus.

To save files to the U: drive, go to Save As, My Computer, and select your U: drive. The U: drive can also be accessed from http://my.alfred.edu (look for the link in upper left-hand corner to My U:Drive). Use your Alfred username and password to login.

Another option is to send documents to yourself via email attachment (many of the library's databases have an option to email an article to yourself).

Finally, you can use USB flash drives on most of the library's computers.

Note that all work is deleted from laptops when they are returned to the front desk.