Equipment List

The Digital Science Center offers powerful Mac and Windows workstations equipped with a suite of specialized software. Please see below for a detailed listing of what hardware is available in the DSC.



18 Dell Precision 5810 XCTO Workstations

Each Dell Precision 5810 XCTO workstation features an Intel Xeon Processor E5-1650 v3, 32GB of memory, a 512GB SATA Class 30 solid state drive, and an NVIDIA K4000 display adapter for graphically intensive applications. You can find 18 of these machines dispersed throughout the Science and Engineering Library's first floor computer stations.

We also offer more PCs on the library's second floor, though their hardware specifications are slightly different from the configurations listed here.

Click here for a list of PC software available in the DSC.


10 Apple Macintosh Pro Workstations

Our 21.5' iMac workstations have 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 processors, 1TB Serial ATA hard drives, 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M processors for graphically intensive applications. Each is currently running Mac OSX El Capitan Version 10.11.6.

Click here for a list of Mac software available in the DSC.

Peripherals & Printing

DSC Scanner

Fujitsu fi-6230 Scanners

The Fujitsu fi-6230 scanners feature fast, 40ppm/80ipm scanning in monochrome and grayscale, 300 dpi color scanning at 30ppm/60ipm, duplex scanning, advanced paper handling for feeding reliability, and a 50-page automatic document feeder with hard embossed card scanning.

Manual | Additional Documentation
Step-by-Step Instructions

DSC Printer

HP 4515 Laser Printers

The Libraries and CUIT (Columbia University Information Technology) provide networked laser printers throughout the Libraries. Printing is based on a printing allowance, or quota, system, charged at the rate of $0.10 per page.

Information on Printing
PawPrint FAQ
Printing to a Network Printer from a Laptop

DSC MiniDisplayPort to VGA Adapter
DSC MicroDVI to VGA Adapter
DSC MiniDVI to VGA Adapter
DSC MiniVGA to VGA Adapter

Mac Adapters to VGA

The following Mac to VGA adapters are available for checkout and use in the Science & Engineering Library at the communal workstations or in the presentation practice rooms:

  •  Mini DisplayPort to VGA
  •  Micro-DVI to VGA
  •  Mini-DVI to VGA
  •  Mini-VGA to VGA

The VGA adapters are checked out from the Science & Engineering Library Circulation Desk as 2-hour reserves. Fees may be assessed for late return of the adapters, however an adapter may be renewed within the 2-hour check-out period.

ProScope HR Handheld Microscope

ProScope HR Handheld Microscope

Once installed, ProScope HR software basically works like the LCD screen on your digital camera. The main viewscreen displayes what the ProScope HR 'sees' in real time until you're ready to capture the image or video with the ProScope software.

ProScope HR Homepage
Technical Specifications
Software Guide


DSC ZoomText Keyboard

ZoomText Keyboard

The ZoomText keyboard is designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard. Each key and button label is 36-point text in a high-contrast color scheme.

Keyboard Website
Keyboard Manual

The ZoomText keyboard also provides quick access to ZoomText (9.04 and later) features. Eighteen dedicated buttons allow you to instantly start ZoomText, change magnification levels, toggle screen enhancements, etc.

ZoomText Manual

DSC Merlin LCD

Merlin LCD

The Merlin lets people with low vision, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and cataracts read, write, and regain their visual independence.  The LCD screen also lets a user view magnified images and the computer simultaneously.


Electrical Outlet

Power Outlets

  • Electrical outlets are available at all individual carrels
  • Tables are configured with electrical outlets on all floors
  • Extension cords are available at the Circulation Desk for Mac power adapters that will not fit into the tabletop electrical outlet