How many computers for a school library?      


Frequently one must guestimate the number of computers to include in a school library when designing or remodeling a facility. How does one determine how many computers are enough, or what is too many?

This simple form can help you determine the number of computers that will provide adequate access in facilities of every grade level and academic orientation. Enter data in the boxes, and click the appropriate buttons for each option, then click on "Compute..." Your results will be displayed immediately. If you should have trouble with this page, please contact the author at the mailto address below.

Total computers recommended (not all may be located in library but should be in close proximity to services of librarian and library resources):

     Computers located in library for group projects:

     Computers in library for OPAC access:

     Computers in library for staff and circulation use:


Carol Simpson, Ed.D.
University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences
Copyright 2000.
Revised: March 14, 2009

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