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Computer Labs at the University Library

Spidell Technology Center and Horn Center Labs

Students in the Computer LabTwo 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

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.

Computers and Peripherals Available
  Spidell Technology Center Horn Center
PCs 187 139
Macs 10 52
Scanners 2 8
USB Flash Ports all all
DVD+R/RW optical drives PC's only PC's only
3 ½" Media Card Readers PC's only PC's only
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 10*** 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:

Sign-Up Stations in the Library
Additional Library Computers Sign-Up Express (15 Minutes) OneSearch Catalog
Lower Level 3 Sign-Up Express 2 OneSearch only
1st Floor - Spidell Tech Center 8 Sign-Up Express 2 OneSearch only
1st Floor, Lobby 2 Sign-Up Express; 4 Guest 2 OneSearch only
2nd Floor, Stacks Entrance 2 Sign-Up Express 1 OneSearch only
Children's Collection, Room 200   1 OneSearch only
3rd Floor, Stacks entrance 2 Sign-Up Express 2 OneSearch only
4th Floor, Stacks entrance 3 Sign-Up Express 1 OneSearch only
5th Floor 4 Sign-Up Express  

Operating Systems:

  • PCs: Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Macs: OS X Yosemite (10.10.x)

Software

Software Availability
Software Title PCs  Macs Select Computers Only
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC yes yes  
Adobe After Effects CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Animate 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 Character Animator CC yes yes  
Adobe Dreamweaver CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Fireworks CS6 yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Flash Player for IE 22 yes    
Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox 22 yes yes  
Adobe Fuse CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Illustator CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe InCopy CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe InDesign CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Lightroom 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 Muse CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Photoshop CC yes* yes *CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
Adobe Prelude 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 DC 0 0 Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Adobe Scout CC yes* yes CC is available on all Macs, and high performance PCs.
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 GarageBand 10   yes  
Apple iMovie 10   yes  
Apple iTunes 12 yes yes  
Apple QuickTime Player   yes v.10  
Apple Safari 8   yes  
Apple TextEdit 1   yes  
ArcGIS ArcInfo Workstation 10 yes    
ArcGIS Desktop 10 yes    
BareBones TextWrangler 5   yes  
Fetch Softworks Fetch 5   yes  
Freedom Scientific Jaws 17 yes    
Google Chrome 52 yes yes  
Helios Textpad 7 yes    
IBM SPSS Amos 24 yes    
IBM SPSS Statistics 24 yes yes  
InterneTIFF for IE 11 yes    
IrfanView 4 yes    
Kurzweil 3000 15 yes yes  
WinSCP 5 yes    
Microsoft Access 2016 yes    
Microsoft Excel 2016 yes yes  
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2007 yes   Select Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 yes    
Microsoft OneNote 2016 yes yes  
Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 yes yes  
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2010     Select Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Microsoft Publisher 2016 yes    
Microsoft Silverlight 5 yes yes  
Microsoft Word 2016 yes yes  
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003     Select Public Access PCs (Library Spidell Technology Center only)
Minitab 17 yes    
Mozilla Firefox ESR 45 yes yes  
Oracle Java Runtime Environment 8 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