CSULB Computer Labs
General Campus Labs
CSULB hosts a variety of labs on campus that can be utilized by all students. Expand the menus below to find details and locations.
The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center, part of the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC), is a technology and accessibility resource lab that provides support and services for students with disabilities, faculty, staff, and the campus community.
Location: AS Building, Room 116 [Map]
The AIM Center has an open access computer lab for students with disabilities registered with BMAC and provides alternative media and assistive technology support for students who qualify for these accommodations.
Location: University Library, Lower Level Study Room 13 [Map]
The AIM Center also provides a study room in the University Library’s lower level for students with disabilities registered with BMAC to access during library hours. A room code is needed to access the room and can be requested through the AIM Center.
Location: South Campus [map]
The Horn Center Open Computer Lab provides open access to PCs and Macs, collaboration/group meeting tables, study tables equipped with charging connections, and the Technology Help Desk for onsite technical assistance.
The lab is open to all CSULB students. Students may enter the lab and access any workstation at their convenience for any amount of time. However, at busy times of the year (around exams), reservations may be required onsite and time limitations may be imposed so that all students can access a computer. Please plan ahead for these eventualities.
Location: Spidell Technology Center, 1st Floor, University Library [map]
The Spidell Technology Center is open to all CSULB students and provides access to PCS and Macs. There is an automated sign-up that assigns computers to users as workstations become available during busy periods. Computers are loaded with software, and some stations are especially set up for use with Zoom. The lab is available whenever the library is open.
Academic Department Labs
Computer labs within academic departments may have restrictions for use by students in that program only. Visit the links provided below for more information.
The School of Art hosts several computer labs for students.
- Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino, SketchUp Pro, Enscape, Twinmotion, Lumion, AutoDesk Suite, Adobe CC Suite, Unity 3D
- Vectorworks, WYSIWYG, GMa 3D, Prezi, SketchUp Pro, Adobe CC Suite, Capture, Lightweight, Light Converse, Final Cut
Location: UMC – C404 map
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Mac lab is for our music students to learn music scoring, sound recording, video & sound editing. The computers are equipped with the following software:
- Finale, Sibelius, Logic Pro, Adobe CC Suite
The CECS Labs are open for general use by CECS students except when in use by a scheduled class, workshop, or special event, or closed for maintenance:
The College of Liberal Arts has computer labs in multiple locations on campus:
Language Arts Building
Remote and Virtual Labs
With access to remote labs, students can work with software not available on their personal computers. Some applications may not work as intended due to the limitations of remote desktops.
In the CSULB Student Virtual Lab (SVL), students can conveniently utilize university-supported software applications and enhance their computing power at no extra cost.
The SVL is available 24/7 from any remote location.