Open Access Labs

There are five Open Access Labs (OALs) spread out on campus. These labs are made available to assist CSULA students to accomplish their academic goal for instruction and research.

The OALs are made available to students in all disciplines for University related work, provided they have a current student ID and a myCSULA Identity account. Though all of the OALs provides identical services to the campus community, they offer slightly different equipment, hardware and software depending on various needs in each geographical area on campus.

It is our goal to continue to provide an environment for students to coordinate the use of technology and educational tools in order to accomplish their academic goals. Our newly added features of Smart Room, Study Room and Lounge Area are accessible for students throughout the labs for that particular purpose.

Annex Link is now open 24x7! 

Annex Link, an Open Access Lab located at Simpson Tower E191, has been converted to a 24x7 lab. The lab opens daily, all day and all night, except during the quarter breaks and university holidays. You can come in and do your academic work or meet up with your study group to complete projects at any time of the day or night. Students with valid parking permits can now park anywhere on campus after midnight. However, Lot 3 is the closest parking to the Annex Link. Note that valid Cal State L.A. One Card is required for access from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. This 24x7 lab is open to all current students, faculty and staff members.


Get Charged!

Your electronic device is low on battery. No worries! Go to your nearby Open Access Labs. Kwikboost (charging station) is now available in all of the labs. Equipped with Micro USB, Mini USB cables, iPad and iPhone (8-pin) USB chargers.

Kwikboost Charging Station