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Find a computer on campus

Need a computer to finish your homework?

Michigan Tech Information and Technology Services is responsible for maintaining the open computing labs on campus.  We maintain over 750 computers in labs across campus available for students use.  IT maintains Windows, Linux, and Apple Macintosh computers with many specialized applications.  Available software is listed on our website here (https://www.it.mtu.edu/software/labsoft.php).

We are often asked “Where can I find a computer to use?”  To assist students in locating an available computer, we use an application called Labstats to provide real-time usage information. You can view the available computer labs along with their available seats on our website at https://www.it.mtu.edu/computer-labs/index.php.

If you’re looking for a seat in the library, check out the new digital sign/map with real-time computer usage in the entrance to the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Floors refresh every 20 seconds.

Looking for an open computer from your phone?  Michigan Tech’s Mobile app available for both Android and iOS devices provides access to Lab-Stats.

If you ever have questions on available computer resources, please contact Michigan Tech Information Technology at 906-487-1111 or by email at it-help@mtu.edu.

New IT User Services Hours

Beginning on Monday, October 14, 2013, IT User Services hours at the Library and IT Service Center will be extended until 9:00PM, Monday through Thursday, to provide additional support to users for the new computers in the Library.

Please stop by the Library and IT Service Center and let us help you with your technology needs and requests. Our regular business hours can be found on our website at http://www.it.mtu.edu/.

Matt, Sam and Darrin
The IT User Services Management Team

Information and Learning Commons Development

The Michigan Tech Library is undergoing a major renovation this fall to create a more technologically advanced learning environment to meet the evolving needs of students.

The Information and Learning Commons Development is a cooperative effort of the Michigan Tech Library and Information Technology Initiative to enhance computing and Information Access Support for Michigan Tech Students.

This includes:

  • New, faster computing equipment – Dell Optiplex 9020 All-in-One desktops will be installed throughout the library.
  • A more open and collaboration-friendly environment – To better meet the evolving learning and computing needs of students, changes such as clusters optimized for collaboration and teamwork, more tools including whiteboards throughout, ergonomic computing desks and chairs (with AC/USB power points), shared collaboration screens, and digital signage will be installed throughout the upcoming school year.
  • Expanded Availability – Operating hours will be increased to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The migration of open lab seats to a common location in the Library – Current “open” computer labs will be repurposed and refurnished as wireless lounges and academic spaces. A list of affected labs can be found at the computer lab listing page.

The Michigan Tech Information and Learning Commons Development is a joint project of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library and Information Technology Services and Security. For more information, please visit http://it.mtu.edu/ilc.