My USB flash drive is not recognized by the library computer
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 12:38.
On the Dell machines that are deployed in the libraries, the front USB ports don't emit as much power as those ports in the back. The back ports (because of their proximity to the power supply) provide more juice to power USB devices plugged into the back USB ports.
Also, the monitors connected to the public kiosks do not have a USB cable connecting back to the desktop computer. Therefore the USB ports in the monitor do not work.
Try plugging the flash drive into a USB port on the back of the machine. This should fix your problem.