General Information

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Phone: (202) 994-2857

Location: Third floor of the Himmelfarb Library

Hours: The Bloedorn Technology Center is open the same hours as Himmelfarb Library. Visit our Hours section.

About: The Bloedorn Technology Center (BTC) supports and supplements the curricula of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing. It provides access to computer software, both general and health-related, along with a collection of DVDs, Audio CDs and various anatomical models and kits. Printing and scanning are available at the BTC, and technical support is provided throughout the day for library users.

Computer Resources

Computer Availability (on-campus only)

Computers: The Bloedorn Technology Center houses nearly 60 public Dell PCs with flat-screen monitors available for use. In 307F, the Multimedia Curricular Workstation and Media Cart provide access to software useful for creating digital media and for screen capturing and recording in the service of creating video tutorials.

Faculty may request that software be installed on the Bloedorn computers by submitting the Institutional Software Request Form. Send the completed form to Anne Linton, Himmelfarb 101, or email the scanned form to

Reserve the Multimedia Curricular Workstation

Software: PCs in the Women's Board Teaching Classroom (307A) and adjoining computer lab spaces of the BTC provide access to the MS Office Suite, internet, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and to supplemental curricular software that offers instruction in Medical, Health Sciences, and Public Health topics.

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Printing: One public WEPA print kiosk is available at the BTC. The charge for black and white printing is $0.09 per sheet, or $0.12 per sheet ($0.06/side) if printing double-sided. The charge for color printing is $0.32 per sheet ($0.64/side if printing double-sided.) Additional printing tips and instructions can be found on the Himmelfarb Printing and Copying page.

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Scanning: Ask about scanning services at the first floor Circulation Desk, or call 202-994-2962.

LCD flat screens: Forty-two inch LCD flat screen monitors are installed in numerous study rooms on the second and third floors of Himmelfarb Library.

Headphones, as well as cables, adapters and remotes for use with the Library's LCD flat screen panels may be checked out at the Bloedorn Technology Center Help Desk, when staffed, or at the first floor Circulation Desk.

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Technical Assistance: The data technician is on duty for assistance and consultation Monday through Thursday from 11am - 7:30pm, and on Sunday from 12 noon - 8pm. The technician provides help with hardware, software, printing, scanning and wireless issues.

Audiovisual Collection

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DVDs and Audio CDs: The Bloedorn Technology Center houses more than 600 titles in the basic sciences, clinical medicine, public health, and nursing. Materials include those purchased from commercial or academic sources as well as a number of classics produced at GW. DVDs and Audio CDs for loan are shelved in the BTC and can be located by searching the Library's online catalog. These materials are checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. They circulate for three weeks.

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