Technology at NRL

Computers and Software

The Natural Resources Library has five Windows desktops and two Mac desktops that NC State University patrons may use. Both types of computers have basic productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office) as well as more specialized software including:

  • ArcGIS (Windows only)
  • Matlab
  • Python
  • QGIS (Mac only)
  • R and RStudio

Visitors can use a guest researcher workstation, which provides access to the Libraries’ catalog and databases. Ask a library staff member for access to this workstation.

Free wifi is available for you to use from your own device or from one of ours. For more information, see Connecting to Internet and Campus Network.

Technology Lending

Devices you can borrow at the Natural Resources Library


The Natural Resources Library has one Bookeye overhead scanner. Users can scan materials for free and email scans from the system, or use a USB drive to download scans as PDF, JPG, or TIFF.

Printing and Copying

The Natural Resources Library has one WolfPrint-BlackandWhite printer and one WolfPrint-Color printer. The cost is $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.25 per page for color, and the paper size is 8.5” x 11”. For detailed printing instructions, see How to Print at NC State University Libraries. You can check your print credit, add funds, or learn more at Wolfprint.

The WolfPrint-BlackandWhite printer also functions as a copier. Copies are paid for using your AllCampus account.

Larger print jobs can be arranged through Wolf Xpress. Wolf Xpress can also provide printing and copying for those without university AllCampus accounts, as they accept cash and credit cards.