The NIH Library offers a variety of workspaces to NIH staff. The workspaces are primarily located in the main reading room on the first level of the library and usually require a reservation prior to use. Below is a brief description of the types of workspaces offered.
Remote Access to Workspaces
The Workspaces are now available for remote access. Please follow these directions for each workspace after making your reservation.
Supported by the library's Bioinformatics Support Program, these three workspacess offer high performance computers dedicated to high-throughput data analysis. Applications are unique to each computer. Reservations are required for up to 8 hours daily.
Supported by the library's Technology Hub, these two semi-private workspaces are equipped with a computer, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, plasma screen, whiteboard, and seating for 1-3 people. The pods provide an opportunity for individuals or small groups to explore and use a variety of installed software programs, to collaborate on projects, or to have privacy while working. Reservations are required for up to 4 hours daily.
Data Sciences Workspaces
Supported by the library's Data Services Program, this workspace provides a suite of tools for data analysis, processing, and visualization useful for a variety of different types of data. The workspace also includes links to information on using data tools, conducting research using data mining, and finding data available for re-use. Reservations are required for up to 4 hours daily.
The NIH Library and NIH Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) are collaborating on a project to provide NIH staff a chance to try out ergonomic equipment. The ErgoFit workspace installation, located in the NIH Library Technology Hub, comprises two computer workstations furnished with configurable ergonomic equipment designed to help users achieve a neutral, comfortable working posture.
Private Study Carrels
The NIH Library has 5 private study carrels for individual use. These study spaces are unlocked and valuables should not be left unattended. Carrels have a desk, door, and WiFi. NIH staff can use them on a first-come, first-served basis.
Public Access Computer
There is one public computer with limited access to the Internet. It does not have a printer. No reservation is required.
Raised Platform Computers
There are 19 desktop computers with access to the NIH network. The computers require users to login with their NIH government credentials (PIV card or username and password). These computers have acces to a printer.