UW Health Sciences Library

About the Lab

Mission: Support the educational missions of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health

Location: Health Sciences Library on the upper level in the T Wing of the Health Sciences Building

Funding: Hardware and software in The Commons is supported by the Student Technology Fee

Wireless Access

UW Wireless internet access is available throughout the library.

Visitors can obtain a temporary UWNetID to connect to wireless in the library.

Commons Classroom Information

Teach with multimedia and networked computer resources. Students can do hands-on computer work.

Four computer classrooms (A, B, C & LTL) allow health sciences instructors to teach with multimedia and networked computer resources, with provisions for students to work hands-on with a computer on their own or in groups.  Various capacities and workstation arrangements accommodate different teaching styles. Additional instructional equipment is available. Contact the lab manager, Paul Ludecke, or email hsllabs@uw.edu, for more information or to make reservations.

Instructional Support

More info about: Reservations  | Software

Food and Beverage Policy

Food is not allowed in the Learning Commons computer areas. Covered beverages are allowed.

See the Libraries Food and Beverage Policy for more information.

Printing

Laser printing is self-service and must be paid with a Husky Card or Dawg Prints card

Laptop users can get assistance with installing printer drivers at The Commons Help Desk

Instructional Support

All classrooms are equipped with:

  • High color projection system/SmartBoard with speaker system connect to instructor station
  • Whiteboard
  • All computers access the Internet and the campus network via Ethernet

The following equipment is also available. Request equipment when making reservations to ensure availability.

  • Network port and setup help for instructor laptop
  • Speaker podium
  • Portable amplifier with microphone
  • Easel
  • Extra chairs
  • USB microphone and audio recording software

Additional details can be found on the Commons Software and Hardware

Classroom A

  • Capacity: 40 students
  • 20 student PC's
  • Student stations arranged in 4 rows facing the instructor station
  • The wall between classrooms A and B can be opened to accommodate larger classes

Commons Open Area

  • Mixture of PCs and Macs.
  • Access to the Lab is limited to current UW students, faculty, and staff - see our policies.

Classroom B

  • Capacity: 40 students
  • 20 student PC's
  • Student stations arranged in 4 rows facing the instructor station
  • The wall between classrooms A and B can be opened to accommodate larger classes

Library Teaching Lab (LTL)

  • Capacity: 24 students
  • 12 student PC's
  • Student stations are arranged around the perimeter of the room