Computers and equipment

Desktop computers

The Medical Library provides a number of computer workstations. Computer use is subject to our Computer Resource Regulations.

All computer users must abide by the usage policies of Southern Illinois University and of the Medical Library.

Equipment loan service (AKA Booking)

The equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis to SIUSM faculty, staff, students and residents with an appropriate School of Medicine or hospital photo ID.

Equipment available includes:

  • LCD projectors
  • Laptops
  • Digital cameras, video cameras and tripods
  • Poster tubes

Please arrange in advance for instruction in using presentation hardware. Set up support is not provided at the presentation site. Report any problems with the equipment upon return.

For availability and reservations contact:

  • The LCD projectors and laptops can be reserved for a specific date and time.
  • If needed, a laptop may also be checked out with a projector.
  • Reserve equipment as far in advance as possible.

Phone: 217-545-2122

Photocopying and scanning


The Library currently has limited copier availability.

Mediated scanning

Phone: 217-545-2122

Article Request Form

Library staff will retrieve and scan materials for SIU faculty, staff, and residents from departments subscribed to the service.

See the Library Service Fees page information on cost and subscribing to the service.

SIU users who use PubMed may choose to electronically forward document requests to the Medical Library through Loansome Doc.

To register for this fee-based service contact the Interlibrary Department:

Phone: 217-545-2124

Self-Service scanning

Two self-service flatbed scanners are connected to two public desktop computer workstations. Scans should be saved to a flash drive and not left on the computer.

Media production

The Cave (Create Audio & Video for Education) media production suite is located in the Medical Library and provides computers and equipment for creating and editing multimedia.

Library Guide to the CAVE