I would like to suggest there be one computer per floor for the sole use of the library catalog. Maybe something similiar to what public libraries offer: a computer at a tall table. Thanks for considering this idea.
From: Jeff, undergraduate student
Curtis Lyons, Interim Associate University Librarian for Public Services, replies....
The VCU Libraries Catalog is accessed through web browsers and is full of links that take patrons to resources held on other sites, therefore we cannot set a computer up to only give access to the catalog. This Summer, we will be looking at a number of possible set-ups, including the standing terminals that you mention, and hope to have something in place by the beginning of Fall that will allow patrons to look something up quickly without having to wait for a full-service terminal. Thank you for your suggestion!