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Temporary hours for Open Computer Labs resulting from COVID-19 campus changes

The Alkek Library Open Computer Labs are open during modified hours. All other labs are closed for the remainder of the summer.

The open computers on the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Alkek Library are open during modified hours for the remainder of the summer..

Although temporarily closed, University Libraries provides several open computer labs located across campus that are available to all Texas State users for training, internet research and general use. Although some are housed within academic buildings, these labs are open to all students regardless of their major. Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art open computer environments for students in support of faculty instruction.

Assistive technology, such as scanners, braillers, phones, and magnifiers can be found in the ASBS 201 lab (currently closed) and in the Alkek Library. Specific work stations are equipped with assistive software to aid students in the learning process.

Faculty and staff can make special software requests by filling out an online form. Login required.

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  • Computer Lab Windows Stations Mac Stations Printer B&W Printer Color Special Stations Phone
    Alkek Libary Floor 2 132 6 10 2   512.245.2106

    Alkek Libary Floor 5

    16 0 1 0    

    Alkek Libary Floor 6

    28 2 3 0 Assistive Technology, 2 video editing PCs, 1 Bloomberg Business PC 512.245.1014
    ASBS 201 50 6 3 0 Assistive Technology 512.245.8055
    Derrick 114 81 3 3 0   512.245.7525
    FCS 140 24 0 2 0   512.245.5561
    Jowers 101 32 10 3 0   512.245.4897
    McCoy 338 73 0 5 0   512.245.3760

     

  • Computer Lab Windows Stations Mac Stations Printer B&W Printer Color Special Stations Phone
    Avery 255 (library) 38 0 1 1 1 B&W copier 512.716.4700
    Avery 303 17 2 0 1 1 color laser copier  
    Avery 305 16 2 1 0 1 B&W copier  

     

  • All labs located in Alkek Library will follow current library operating hours. Please be aware that hours change during the summer and certain holidays.

    Normal Fall/Spring Hours

    LAB Sunday Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
    ASBS 201 Noon - 6pm 8am - 10pm 8am - 6pm Closed
    Derrick 114 4pm - Midnight 8am - Midnight 8am - 6pm Noon - 5pm
    FCS 140 Noon - 6pm 7:30am - 10 pm 7:30am - 6pm Closed
    Jowers 201 Closed 7:30am - 10 pm

    7:30am - 5pm

    Closed

    McCoy 338

     Noon - 6pm

    7:30am - 10 pm 7:30am - 6pm

    Closed

    Normal Summer Hours

    LAB Sunday Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
    ASBS 201 Noon - 6pm 8am - 10pm 8am - 5pm Closed
    Derrick 114 Closed for NSO Closed for NSO Closed for NSO

    Closed for NSO

    FCS 140 Noon - 6pm 7:30am - 9pm 7:30am - 5pm

    Closed

    Jowers 201 Closed 7:30am - 6pm 7:30am - 5pm

    Closed

    McCoy 338 Noon - 6pm 7:30am - 10pm 7:30am - 5pm

    Closed

     

  • Software Titles Win Mac Notes and Specialized Locations

    Acrobat Pro DC

    X X PDFs

    Adobe CC Suite

    X X

    Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

    Adobe Flash Player

    X X  

    Alertus

    X X

    Texas State Alert System

    Apple iWorks

      X

    Keynote, Numbers, Pages

    ArcGIS X    
    AutoCad X   FCS 140

    AutoDesk 3ds Max

    X  

    FCS 140

    AutoDesk Revit

    X    

    Chrome

    X X  

    Clinical Solutions

    X    

    Code Blocks: IDE

    X    

    CrimStat

    X   Alk Gov

    Dragon Naturally Speaking

    X X Alkek Libary and ASBS 201

    Eclipse

    X    
    Edge X    

    Erdas Imagine

    X    
    Firefox X

    X

     

    Google Earth Pro

    X X  
    Internet Explorer X    

    ITunes

      X  
    JAWS X X Alkek Library, ASBS 201, Avery 255, Avery 303, and Avery 305

    JMP Pro

    X    

    JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA

    X   McCoy 338

    Mathematica

    X X  

    Matlab

    X    

    Mendeley Desktop

    X    

    NetBeans IDE

    X   McCoy 338

    NotePad ++

    X    
    Nutritionist Pro X   FCS 140
    Office X X

    Word, PowerPoint, etc.

    OpenBook

    X X Alkek, ASBS 201

    OpenJDK

    X X  

    P3 by Purple

    X X Alkek, ASBS 201

    Pycharm

    X   ALK GOV

    Pyscripter

    X   ALK GOV

    QGiS

    X   ALK GOV

    Read & Write Gold

    X X Alkek, ASBS 201

    R for Windows

    X    

    Rstudio

    X    

    Safari

      X  

    SecondLife Viewer

    X    
    Simio X    

    SPSS Statistics

    X X  

    SQL Server Management Studio

    X    

    Statistics

    X  

    Hawkes, Business Statistics for Other

    Tableau Accounting

    X   McCoy 338

    VLC Media Player

    X X  

    Visio

    X    

    Visual Paradigm

    X    
    XCode   X  
    ZoomText X X Alkek, ASBS 201, Avery 255, Avery 303, Avery 305

     

  • Faculty and staff can make special software requests by filling out an online form. Log-in required.

  • Open Computer Lab Policies

      • Patrons must show their valid Texas State University ID card upon request.
      • Only spill proof drink containers are allowed. All other drink containers are prohibited.
      • Patrons should respect the privacy of others work, user files, disks, and passwords.
      • Labs are a resource for quiet study and noise should be kept to a minimum.
      • Abusive language or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
      • Cell phones must be muted or turned off.
      • Patrons should step outside the lab to place or receive calls.
      • Lab Staff are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items. Found items will be turned in to UPD.
      • Pets are not allowed in the labs.
      • Lab phones are for lab staff.
      • Only official lab signage and messages may be posted in labs.
      • Patrons may not copy software, manuals, or other materials for any reason without the express written approval of the originating source. No exceptions can be made.

      • In order to preserve a stable computing environment, outside software will not be installed on lab computers.

      • Faculty and staff can request software by filling out an Open Computer Labs Software Request Form

      • Patrons may only utilize one computer at a time.

      • Patrons' data files should be kept on their own storage device or networked storage area. Files saved to the lab computers will be removed without warning.

      • The university does not assume responsibility for unauthorized access or damage to data on lab systems.

      • Patrons are encouraged to back-up data files for their own protection.

      • Use of laptop computers is accepted in standalone (non-networked) mode; however, individuals should contact the ITAC Help Desk for any assistance with their laptop.

      • Documents printed on lab printers are limited to 50 pages. Large jobs can be sent in batches. Lab Staff must approve the use of any outside paper.

      • Patrons should not leave their computer unattended, after 15 minutes of inactivity they will automatically be logged off.

    • Violators of the lab policies may be asked to leave the lab facility. Violation or continued violation may result in the suspension of lab privileges.

      Student Lab Assistants are responsible for the security of the Computer Labs and the enforcement of lab rules and policies, not the creation of the policies outlined here. If questions or concerns arise, please email a Lab Manager.

  • Know before you go!  Find out how many work stations are currently available in each lab by clicking the Current Lab Status button.