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The University Library’s Learning Commons is now open for limited study space and computer/printing access. See what additional remote/alternative services are available below!

Library Individual Study and Computer Use Space for CSUN Students

The CSUN University Library is pleased to provide limited individual study space and computer/printing access on the Library’s main floor to current CSUN students only, while the Library otherwise remains closed.

Prior to entering the Library, students will need to reserve an individual study space or computer station using the LibCal reservation system.

Connect to a Library Workstation in myCSUNsoftware

12 high-end computers originally situated outside the Creative Media Studio are now available for remote access. The Multimedia and Science & Engineering remote workstations which are loaded with a full range of applications for digital creation/modeling/editing can now be accessed via myCSUNsoftware. Check out our Library Remote Workstation Guide for more details on what software is accessible and how to connect!

Device Loaner Program – CSUN Campus Store

If you need to check out a laptop, hotspot, headset, or webcam the Device Loaner Program is now available for enrolled CSUN students at the CSUN Campus Store.

Desktop Computers

The University 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. The University Library has set aside computers on the first floor of the library for community use. The Visitor/Student Computer Stations are located on the last row of PC computers in the Learning Commons Core workstations (next to the LC-8 to LC-11 collaborative study rooms). 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.


  • 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.
  • Map Collection (Garden Level, UL 26): 2 Windows Desktop PCs.
  • Stations in the "core" area near the escalators on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors: 15 Windows Desktop PCs that may be used by current CSUN students, faculty, and staff. Read more about Visitor Computing.


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 six iMac computers in the Learning Commons West Wing: West Wing Mac Software List (.pdf)

The following software is loaded on the HP computers LIB-WW-007 to LIB-WW-012 in the Learning Commons West Wing: West Wing PC Software List 007-012 (.pdf)

The following software is loaded on the HP computers LIB-WW-013 to LIB-WW-018 in the Learning Commons West Wing: West Wing PC Software List 013-018 (.pdf)

The following software is loaded on the 2 HP computers located in the Map Collection: Map Collection PC Software List (PDF)

Tablet & Laptop Checkout

75 HP laptops, 20 Macbook Pros, 40 iPads, and 5 Surface Pros are available for checkout at the Library Technology Services office.

Wireless Access

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

Visitor Computing

Go to the Visitor Computing webpage for information.


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

Need Help?

Computer problems should be reported to the Library Technology Services office, or by calling 818-677-6304.