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Computing Resources

The TTU Libraries has a plethora of resources available to help foster the Texas Tech community’s use of technology both inside and outside the library. Note also that the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC) and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) have computing resources housed in the University Library building.


Computers and Software

We own and maintain more than two hundred computers for students, faculty, and the public to use. These computers have a wide variety of software installed to help facilitate library research.

You can find a workstation in these locations:

      • Reference Room (Ground Floor)
      • 2nd floor East (DMS) - The 3D Animation Lab is located here, as well as Dell and Apple computers for video and sound editing
      • Mezzanine Level
      • Government Documents Area (East Basement) -Two computers are for use with the Microfilm/Microfiche readers, and one computer is for searching the Library Catalog and other resources.
      • Stacks Levels 1 through 5

Computers are also available at the Architecture Library.

Using a library workstation requires an eRaider log-in. 

Wireless Access

The University Library has recently increased the number of wireless access points from nine to 100 access points in the building.  Wireless access has dramatically improved and patrons can now access wireless connections from anywhere in the building.

You must log in with your eRaider username and password to use the wireless network.

Please note that the University—not the Libraries—owns, manages, and supports the wireless network. If you have questions about setting up the connection on your computer or problems connecting to the wireless network, please contact the TTU IT Help Central help desk at 742-4357 (742-HELP).

Visit the IT Help Central page on wireless access for official information.

EndNote Support:  
How do I connect to the TTU Libraries' online catalog using EndNote?
  1. Remove any older versions of the Texas Tech Libraries connection file (*.enz), if you have installed one.
  2. Download and unzip the TTU Libraries Connection File, and save it to your "C:\Program Files\EndNote\Connections\" directory. 
  3. Within EndNote, go to "Tools> Online Search… > Choose and select "TTU-Libraries", if you are using EndNote X2. Note:In some browsers, you may need to right-click, and select "Save As."

For software-specific help with EndNote, please see the following sites: