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Computing Policies: Open Access Computing Facilities

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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.

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. Limitedguest 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

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

CSULB University Library

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).