Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018     Views: 69

Hardware Requirements

Computer hardware requirements are:

  1. Operating System
  • Windows XP SP3 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

Upgrading your operating system to the newest major release is recommended.

  1. Mobile Operating System
  • iOS 7 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer

Upgrading your mobile operating system to the newest major release is recommended.

  1. Computer Speed and Processor
  • Use a computer no older than 3 years when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor
  1. Screen Resolution

Most library content will function across different screen resolutions. However, content is best viewed at a minimum of 1024 x 600, which is the average size of a notebook computer.

  1. Internet Capability

Library resources may operate in low bandwidth environments, however many resources require or function better using high-speed/high-bandwidth Internet access.

Software Requirements

  1. Web Browser

Many applications work on a variety of browsers. However, the most stable browsers are:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled to access some content.

Use the most current version or the first previous major release of your preferred browser - keep your browser current.

  1. Browser Plugins

Depending upon the type of content, you may need to download a plug-in if you don't already have the required software installed on your computer.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, for files posted in .pdf format;
  • Adobe Flash Player, for Flash files;
  • Microsoft Silverlight Player, for video files;
  • Java, for Java files.
  1. Screen Readers (if applicable)
  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer 10 & 11)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • PC: ChromeVox (latest version for Chrome) - does not work with Canvas

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