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Open Access Computing Facilities

Spidell Technology Center and Horn Center Labs

Two open access computer labs are available for current CSULB students, faculty, and staff: the Spidell Technology Center, located in the Library on the 1st Floor and the Horn Center, located on lower campus at the Steve and Nini Horn Center. Limited guest access to computers is available in the Library Spidell technology Center only.

View the Library open hours

View the Horn Center open hours

Contact Information:

Spidell Technology Center (562) 985-7820 

Horn Center (562) 985-2303

 

Services and Policies for the Library Spidell Technology Center and the Horn Center Computer lab are:

Sign-Up

The Spidell Technology Center and the Horn Center utilize an automated computer reservation system (Sign-Up) that assigns computers to users as workstations become available. Authorized users must log on at a Sign-Up station before using a computer. Guest users in the Spidell Technology Center must first register at the Circulation Desk before using the Sign-Up system. Authorized CSULB users have a four hour time restriction when others are waiting; guest users are allowed a  single login per day, with a maximum use time of 90 consecutive minutes. Priority for computers will be given to authorized CSULB students. Sign-Up Express computers have a 15 minute time restriction, and are available to authorized CSULB users on a walk-up basis.

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Computers and Peripherals Available

  Spidell Technology Center Horn Center
PCs 187 139
Macs 10 52
Scanners 2 8  
CD Burners all all
Diskette Drives none 112
USB Flash Ports all all
DVD+R/RW optical drives all all
3 ½" media card readers PC's only 27 PCs
Headphone connectors all* all*
Video editing stations (Macs) none 2
Adaptive PCs all (Jaws & Zoomtext)** all (Jaws & Zoomtext) **
Public access (Guest) PCs 4** none
Sign-Up Express PCs 9*** 16

* Users must bring their own headphones. Spidell and Horn Centers do not supply/loan/sell headphones.

** Additionally, 1 wheelchair accessible PC on electronic, height adjustable table.

*** Additional Sign-Up Express workstations are available in the University Library as indicated below:

Additional Library Computers Sign-Up Express (15 Minutes) COAST Online Catalog
Lower Level 4 Sign-Up Express 2 COAST only
1st Floor - Spidell Tech Center 7 Sign-Up Express 2 COAST only
1st Floor, Lobby 4 Sign-Up Express; 4 Guest 2 COAST only
2nd Floor, Stacks entrance 3 Sign-Up Express 1 COAST only
Children's Collection, Room 200   2 COAST only
3rd Floor, Stacks entrance 3 Sign-Up Express 2 COAST only
4th Floor, Stacks entrance 4 Sign-Up Express 1 COAST only
5th Floor 3 Sign-Up Express 1 COAST only

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Software

  PCs Macs Select Computers Only
Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 yes yes  
Adobe After Effects CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Audition CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Bridge CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Dreamweaver CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Edge Animate CC yes yes  
Adobe Fireworks CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Flash Builder Premium Edition 4 yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Flash Player for Safari 12   yes  
Adobe Flash Player for IE 12 yes    
Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox 12 yes yes  
Adobe Flash Professional CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe InCopy CC yes yes  
Adobe InDesign CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Media Encoder CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Photoshop Extended CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Reader 11     Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Adobe Shockwave Player 12 yes yes  
Adobe SpeedGrade CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Ai Squared Zoom Text 10 yes    
ALEKS Plugin 3 yes yes  
Apple Color 1     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple Compressor 3     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple DVD Studio Pro 4     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple Final Cut Pro 7     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple GarageBand '11   yes  
Apple iMovie '11   yes  
Apple iTunes 11 yes yes  
Apple iPhoto '11   yes  
Apple Motion 4     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple QuickTime Player yes

v.7
yes

v.10
 
Apple Safari 6   yes  
Apple Soundtrack Pro 3     Video Editing Computers (Horn Center Open Access Lab only)
Apple TextEdit 1   yes  
ArcGIS ArcInfo Workstation 10 yes    
ArcGIS Desktop 10 yes    
Audacity 2 yes yes  
BareBones TextWrangler 4   yes  
Fetch Softworks Fetch  5   yes  
Freedom Scientific Jaws 12 yes    
Google Chrome 32 yes yes  
Helios Textpad 7 yes    
IBM SPSS Amos 21 yes    
IBM SPSS Statistics 21 yes yes  
InterneTIFF for IE 11 yes    
IrfanView 4 yes    
Kurzweil 3000 13 yes    
Martin Prikryl WinSCP 5 yes    
Microsoft Access 2013 yes    
Microsoft Excel yes

2013
yes

2011
 
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2007     Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2013 yes    
Microsoft InfoPath Filler 2013 yes    
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 yes    
Microsoft OneNote 2013 yes    
Microsoft Powerpoint yes

2013
yes

2011
 
Microsoft Office PowerPoint  Viewer 2010     Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Microsoft Publisher 2013 yes    
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 yes    
Microsoft Silverlight 5 yes yes  
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2012 yes    
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 2012 yes    
Microsoft Word  yes

2013
yes

2011
 
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003     Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Minitab 16 yes    
Mozilla Firefox ESR 24 yes yes  
Oracle Java Runtime Environment 7 yes yes  
Refworks Write-N-Cite 4 yes yes  
SmithMicro Stuffit Expander 2011   yes  
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 yes yes  
Telestream Flip Player 3   yes  
Telestream Flip4Mac 3   yes  

Operating Systems: PCs: Windows 7 (SP1) , Macs: OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x)

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Wired and Wireless Access

Both the Spidell Technology Center and the Horn Center have areas with hot jacks for users with laptops. Students using wireless laptops must adhere to specific requirements for using the CSULB wireless network (BeachNet).

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Printing

Printing is available from lab computers and laptops to Uniprint stations in the Spidell Technology Center and the Horn Center. Print jobs sent to the Uniprint stations remain in the queue and are available for printing for four hours. All printouts must be paid for by adding funds to the Beach Card or through a Courtesy Card (available for purchase by guests). Funds can be added using value transfer stations (VTS) located near each computer center. Funds can also be added to the Beach Card online

Printing Costs

Black/White Laser

8.5 x 11

Color Laser

8.5 x 11

Color Laser

8.5 x 14

Color Laser

11 x 17

Horn Center

$.10 per page

$1.50 per page

$2.00 per page

$3.00 per page

Spidell Technology Center

$.10 per page

$1.50 per page

n/a

n/a

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​Guest Use Policies - 90 Minute Computing Passes

A limited number of computers in the 1st Floor Lobby area  are available for public, or "guest"  use. A guest user is any person not currently enrolled at, employed by, or awarded emeritus status at CSULB. Guest users will be required to register at the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor, for each day they wish to use a computer. A government issued photo I.D. will be required to register. A Computing Pass will be issued to guest users at the Library Circulation Desk after registration has been completed. A Computing Pass will allow the guest user access to an available guest computer when using the Sign-Up computer reservation system in the Spidell Technology Center. 

Computing Passes will be issued to registered guest users for same day use only, and expire at 12:00 Midnight each day. Guests are allowed one computer login per day, with a maximum use time of 90 consecutive minutes.

Guest computers will have access to an internet browser and temporary workspace on the computer. Due to licensing restrictions,  CSULB licensed software (such as MS OfficeTM) can NOT be made available on guest computers.

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Computer Use Policies

Users of Library or Office of Academic Technology computing resources agree to abide by all applicable laws, computing policies, and procedures. Acceptable Use of CSULB Electronic Communications Systems and Services outlines the computing and communications policies of the university. Computer Use and Access Statement [PDF or Word] describes the acceptable use policies of the Library and Academic Technology Services.

CSULB accepts no responsibility for damage or loss of data arising directly or indirectly from the use of these facilities or for consequential loss or damage.

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