The University of Alabama
Rodgers Library Computers and Technology

Rodgers Library has approximately 62 public desktop computers on the first floor.  Many desktops on the first floor have double monitors.  The second floor has 27 public desktop computers located near the west side of the building.   The desktops are a mix of PCs and Macs.  In addition, 10 laptops (PCs and Macs) are available for checkout at the Circulation/Reference Desk.  And a few Apple iPads are available on the first floor for casual browsing.

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 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 Printing Studio
Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering has a 3D Printing Studio.  Equipment includes two Stratasys uPrint SE printers (installed in May 2015), a NextEngine 3D laser scanner, and two desktop computers.


Rodgers Library has a few calculators for use by students:

  • 8 TI-83 Plus graphing calculators for math and science;
  • 1 HP 9s scientific calculator
  • 2 HP 10s+ scientific calculators
  • 4 TI-36X engineering/scientific calculators

Calculators can be checked out for one (1) day.

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.

Printing from your personal laptop

For instructions on printing from your personal laptop computer go to this pageSee details below: download special software and it'll work.
  1. For PC laptop, choose the installation package that matches the building that you are printing from and your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit Windows):
    For Mac laptop, choose this file.
  1. Download the file to your laptop.  

  2. For PC, double-cliick the package that you downloaded and it will install the driver package for that particular building.
    For Mac, unzip package, install popup.pkg and then run UA_Libraries_Printer_Install.mpkg.
  1. After installing package on PC laptop, browse to Devices and Printers and set your default printer.
    After installing package on Mac laptop, open Printers & Scanners and choose your default printer.
  1. You can now print to the Libraries' printers just as you can from UA Libraries public computers.