Explore Computers in the Library

Internet access

The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library has Wi-Fi throughout the facility, which can be accessed by EVMS faculty, students and staff with EVMS credentials. Before devices can connect to EVMS Wi-Fi, they must be configured by the Network Information Center (NIC). Please visit the NIC in Lewis Hall, Suite 1003. If you need assistance after hours or on the weekend, the NIC has self-serve information on configuring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) on myPortal (access with your EVMS credentials).

For network security reasons, the library cannot provide Wi-Fi to members of the general public.

Print jobs can be sent wirelessly to the library’s network-enabled printers. Learn more about printing.

Computer lab (Room 131)

A popular Library resource that is open 24/7, the Computer Lab offers PCs as well as two scanners for use by those with EVMS credentials. Lab PCs connect to several printer options, which EVMS students may use with their annual allotment of free printing. Learn more about printing.

For security reasons, no guest logins are allowed. Guests may use the public-access PCs that are available when the library is staffed. Learn more about public-access PCs.


The computer lab offers and supports word processing, spreadsheet, graphic and computer-assisted instruction software. During library hours, staff will do their best to assist patrons in using the software packages installed in the lab and classroom. Staff may not be able to answer all questions about specialized software. 

Because of software licensing limitations, not all computers are set up identically. If you are looking for a specific software package, please consult with the lab manager.

The following are not allowed:

  • Installing programs
  • Copying licensed software
  • Using software that will circumvent licensing or harm the computer, the network or people

Read a more complete list of EVMS policies, procedures and possible disciplinary actions.

Storage of data

Files stored on lab computers are deleted at logout. Save files to a flash drive, email files to yourself using EVMS Sendit or use your EVMS Home Drive. Using Home Drive storage on the network is not recommended. You are strongly encouraged to back up your work.

If you are uncertain about the location of your stored data, lab staff can assist you. Staff can also verify that your data is on your storage device.

The computer lab assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or deleted data.

Computer viruses

All computers in the lab are equipped with software designed to protect computers from viruses. Viruses can corrupt or delete data and make it unrecoverable. Please report messages indicating the presence of a virus to lab staff immediately.

Faculty, staff and residents may download free home-use copies of McAfee Antivirus that the EVMS Network Information Center has licensed for your protection. Download this software for your computer

Classroom PCs (Room 132)

The library classroom is a well-used resource. It is used for testing, classes, training and much more. There is a daily schedule of activities posted outside the classroom door every morning. Those with EVMS credentials are welcome to use the classroom PCs when there are no activities scheduled.

Faculty members can reserve the computer classroom by submitting the computer classroom reservation form. The classroom can be reserved for EVMS credit courses (receive priority) and EVMS-sponsored, non-credit, formal instruction.

The classroom is equipped with:

  • 30 networked PCs and an instructor PC 
  • Multimedia projector & screen 
  • Digital white board 
  • Wireless microphone

For information about additional equipment available through EVMS Media Services, please see the library staff or visit myPortal.

Public PCs

Public PCs are located on the first floor of the Library, across from the Circulation Desk.

Please note: These computers have been set up for medical information searching only and have no additional software installed. Users must review the use of online public-access computer stations policy.

Laptops, HMDI cables, laptop stands

The library has a variety of useful things available for checkout. Please visit the circulation desk on the first floor for additional information.