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Technology @ University Libraries

Find information about the technology lending program @ University Libraries.

The Screens

General Policies for the Touchscreens

  • Currently enrolled U of M students, faculty and staff may use the touch screens without reservation.
  • If the Fishbowl is reserved, use of the touch screen defers to reserving group. The kit must be checked back in.
  • Users may use the display with their personal PC’s. Students must provide their own connecting cables; the library does not currently circulate these.
  • Users are asked to use the styluses in the Touchscreen Kit if using touch capabilities.
  • Community members MAY NOT use the screen or borrow the kit.

Touchscreen Kit Policy

  • Includes:
    • 1 wireless keyboard
    • 1 wireless mouse
    • 2 felt-tipped touch screen styluses
    • 1 television remote control
  • Touchscreen kits may be checked out from the circulation desk
    • There is 4 Hour time limit
    • Upon return of kit, circulation staff inventories kit using checklist on bag (listed above)
  • Remote, keyboard, and mouse run on batteries. See circulation desk staff for assistance.
  • Users MUST be students or faculty at the University of Memphis
  • ‚ÄčIf you need sound, please use the Fishbowl screen

Steps to Using 3D Feature

  • Press "3D" on remote control (see image to left)
  • Select 3DMode
  • Use remote control arrows and select 2D to 3D
    • Display should change to 3D
    • There are several settings in 3D, choose the one that looks correct

To TURN OFF 3D, follow same steps but select AUTO instead of 2Dto3D

To Access Your Device

Touch Screen Monitors work with VGA and HDMI-ready devices.

In order to use your own device you must check out a Skyworth Kit from Circulation

Steps to Using Your Own Device

  • Press "Mode" on remote control (see image to left).
  • Select your output.
  • Plug your device into the screen. Ports are located on the left side of the screen.


Kit Contents

The Kit Includes:

  • 1 Skyworth Remote Control
  • 1 Wireless Keyboard
  • 1 Wireless Mouse
  • 2 Touch Screen Styluses

Kit Notes

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Each Kit must be used with the corresponding screen
  • Mouse, keyboard, and remote need batteries. Available at the RIS desk.
  • Screens in rooms that can be reserved (i.e. Fishbowl) may be used without reservation, but you will be asked to leave if a reservation arrives. Ask Reference Desk about room schedule. 
  • Styluses are provided to help keep screens clean. Please refrain from using fingers on the screens.
  • Keyboard/mouse has a range of ~10 feet.