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Computers

Desktop Computers

The Oviatt Library provides access to computers throughout the building in support of research and learning at California State University, Northridge. Most workstations are restricted to current CSUN students, faculty and staff. Visitor stations are located in the "core" area near the escalators on the second, third and fourth floors. However, priority is given to students, faculty, staff, and those using U.S. and California Government Depository materials when there are no other work stations available.

Locations

  • Learning Commons (main floor, core): 52 Windows Desktop PCs, 16 iMacs.
  • Library Instruction Labs A, B, C (main floor, core and west wing): 97 Windows Desktop PCs; available for individual student use whenever a class is not being held.
  • Learning Commons, West Wing & Creative Media Studio (main floor, west wing): 12 Windows Desktop PCs, 6 iMacs; 1 iMac in Recording Studio bookable through reservation.
  • Reserves, Periodicals & Microform (fourth floor, east wing): 23 Windows Desktop PCs; for individual student use only.
  • Music & Media (second floor, east wing): 6 Windows Desktop PCs; for individual student use only.
  • Stations in the "core" area near the escalators on the second, third and fourth floors: 15 Windows Desktop PCs that may be used by current CSUN students, faculty, and staff as well as visitors. Read more about Computer Access for Visitors.

Software

The following software is loaded on the Windows public stations throughout the library: PC Software List (PDF)

The following software is loaded on the 16 iMac computers located in the Learning Commons Main: LC Main Mac Software List (PDF)

The following software is loaded on the 6 iMac computers located in the Learning Commons West Wing: WW Mac Software List (PDF)

The following software is loaded on the 12 HP computers located in the Learning Commons West Wing: WW PC Software List (PDF)

Tablet & Laptop Checkout

75 HP laptops, 20 Macbook Pros, 40 iPads, and 5 Surface Pros are available for check out at the Learning Commons Technology office

Wireless Access

Wireless access to the campus network, and the Internet, is available throughout the building. See instructions on how to connect.

Guest Computing

Computer stations located in the "core" area near the escalators on the second, third and fourth floors require users to login using a CSUN User ID or temporary PIN, which can be obtained at the Guest Services/Checkout Desk. Read more about Computer Access for Visitors.

Visitors using these stations can print using a copy/print card at the printer on Floor 3, adjacent to the Visitor Stations. For more information visit the Library’s "Printing & Photocopying" page.

Policies

Use of Library computers, laptops and tablets is subject to the University Policy for Use of Computing Resources.