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.
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.
Due to the renovation project on the Lower Level, the carrels are unavailable until 2018
These carrels provide a place to focus away from the office and lab. These secure cubicles include: a desk, shelf and bulletin board, wireless capability, cell phone access, and a locking door.
Nine 7-day and three daily locked carrels are available for use by NIH staff on a first come, first serve basis. To request a locked carrel, stop by the Information Desk in the NIH Library, Building 10. Keys are charged out at the Information Desk and must be returned before closing at the end of the seventh day or sooner, if the customer no longer needs the carrel. If the key is not returned within one business day of the expiration date, an overdue notice will be sent to the user. If the key is still not returned within one week, the user’s library privileges may be revoked. There are no renewals of carrels.
If a carrel is not available, NIH staff may put their names on a waiting list. When a carrel becomes available, the names on the waiting list will be contacted in order of date the name was placed on the list. If the key is not picked up within two business days after contact, the carrel will be reassigned.
The Library also has a locked carrel available for physically-challenged NIH staff.
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.