The University of Alabama
Rodgers Library Computers and Technology

Rodgers Library has approximately 61 public desktop computers on the first floor. The desktops are a mix of PCs and Macs. The second floor has 10 public PCs located near the west side of the building.  In addition, approximately 15 laptops (PCs and Macs) are available for checkout at the Circulation/Reference Desk. If you would rather use your own laptop, wireless connectivity is available throughout the building. Numerous power outlets are strategically located inside the library for connecting library-owned or personal electronic devices.

SciTech Software
In support of classroom activities and scientific research, Rodgers Library offers a variety of specialized software. In addition to the normal suite of library and productivity software, desktop computers are loaded with Maple, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, ChemBioDraw, MATLAB, Minitab, CHEMCAD, Microsoft Visual Studio, etc.

Check this link for a full list of software in Rodgers Library. This list also shows software available in other UA Libraries.Information on software licensed by UA is available from the Office of Information Technology.

3D Printer
The University of Alabama Libraries maintains a Bits from Bytes (BFB) 3D Touch Printer in the Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering 3D Printing Studio.


Rodgers Library has calculators for use by students:  two (2) TI-83 Plus and one (1) HP 9.

  • The TI-83 Plus is a graphing calculator for math and science.

  • The HP 9s is a scientific calculator for math and science.

Calculators can be checked out for three days.

Charging Station

A free cell phone charging kiosk is located on the first floor.   Multiple devices can be charged at the same time.

Copy, Print & Scan
Printers and copiers are available in Rodgers Library. The machines operate with the use of an Action Card with Bama Cash or a Community User Card. Value can be added to cards using the “Value Adder” machine located in Scholars Station. The cost of copies is $.05 for black and white.

The Copiers also have a free scan/email feature. Faculty can leave their departmental Copicard at the Circulation Desk in the Library and ask their department's research/teaching assistant to make copies for faculty.

Laser printing is available from public computers in Rodgers Library through the Pharos UnipriNT network system.  When printing is done, the Pharos UnipriNT system debits the user's Action Card (with Bama Cash) or Community User Card for the cost of a print job.  The charge for 8.5 x 11 prints is $.05 for black and white and $.15 for color.