Computer Labs


Twelve computer labs are available on campus for your courses and for independent access to printers and course-specific software. Each lab provides either Windows-only or Windows and Macintosh computers with multiple USB ports, and is fully compliant with CSU accessibility standards. An up-to-date list of the equipment currently available can be found in each facility.

Labs are also equipped with a wide range of software. Additional or specialist software may be requested for installation to support a specific activity.

Who's it for?

System Configuration

Different labs offer different hardware and software setups, so bear this in mind when choosing a lab for class or event use. Once you have selected a lab, computer access requires only your HSU User Name and Password.

Faculty: It's important to test any specially-installed software you plan to use in the lab in that lab before you teach your class to ensure that everything is functioning as you expect. Contact Classroom Technology Services at (707) 826-3169 for more information on orientation and training.

Additional Information

Humboldt State University is committed to ensuring that all lab users have a positive and productive lab experience. This means:

  • an environment free of disruptive activity
  • computers that are in good working order and not modified by previous use
  • surroundings free from problems caused by food, beverages, and other damaging substances.

Please do your part by leaving the working area clean and the computer in proper working order when you have completed your session.

Summer availability

During the summer, the labs operate the following restricted schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday: Lib121 and Lib310 are available between 8:30am and 4:15pm
  • Friday: SH118 is available 9am-4pm

All other Interdisciplinary Labs are closed until the beginning of the Fall semester.


The Pay-for-Print system has been deployed in HSU Interdisciplinary Computing Labs to address issues of waste and fairness. If you have problems with the Pay-for-Print system, you can request a refund.


Read more on accessibility requirements and HSU computer labs.


To reserve lab facilities for an on- or off-campus group or event, please follow the event scheduling guidelines.

Accessing This Service

Use your HSU User Name and Password to log on to lab computers.

Forgot your password?

Faculty should make plans early for the best facility and time selection.

Lab Locations & Availability:

Download a map of lab locations on campus.

Check workstation availability in real time

Scheduling Events:

To schedule an event in an ITS-managed lab for use by an on- or off-campus group, follow the room scheduling guidelines.

Requesting Software:

Once your facility has been confirmed, submit your software, license, installation instructions, and contact information to Information Technology Services by the following due dates:

  • Summer and Fall - May 1
  • Spring - November 15

Follow these scheduling tips to make sure everything is ready in good time for your classes.

Using This Service

Requesting software

If your course or event requires non-standard software, please follow the software request guidelines to order the software you need.


To address the issues of waste and fairness, HSU has introduced a Pay-for-Print system for all printed output from HSU computer labs. Students must now use their c-card funds to pay for all printouts in all computer labs across campus. If you experience problems with Pay-for-Print, you can request a refund.

Reporting problems

Report any problems with lab equipment or software promptly using the Lab Problem Report form

Frequently Asked Questions

Misuse of HSU computer lab facilities is a violation of one or more of the following regulations:

More details are available on the Lab Use Conditions web page.

Review the software acquisition policy before ordering nonstandard software for the labs.

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