You can go to http://www.google.com/ig and login if you already have a Google account, or you can sign up for one very easily. It will remember you every time you use that computer if you request it to. Again, no need to know code, just click on the "Add Stuff" link and go through the thousands of games and tools available. With one click, you can add any gadget to your iGoogle page.
To set this as your homepage in Internet Explorer, click on Tools > Internet Options then enter iGoogle's Web address under "Home page". You cannot change the home page of public computers on campus, but you can sign into iGoogle from any computer.
The library will be exploring options for creating library tools for iGoogle to make using the Snowden Library even easier!