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Computers

The Library Technology Services (LTS) department will undergo a renovation of its interior and exterior structures this summer 2018. As a result, services such as Laptop and Tablet Checkout, Printing and Computer Support, and Visitor Pin Distribution will all be moved to the Library’s Guest Services department.

For more information about the LTS Renovation please visit The Transforming Library.

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. The Oviatt 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.

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 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 and Printing.

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 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 and Printing webpage for information.

Policies

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.