Student Technology Resources
Whether you plan to take in-person, remote or hybrid courses this fall, Cal State LA offers many technological resources to help you achieve academic success.
Laptops and Wi-Fi
Laptop and Wi-Fi Hotspot Loans
Laptop and Wi-Fi hotspot loans are available to currently enrolled students to support their remote learning and classwork through the Office of the Dean of Students. Loaned equipment is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups are open now.
The Cal State LA wireless network supports all the latest devices and Wi-Fi protocols. Students can access the CSULA-SECURE wireless network on campus using their MyCalStateLA ID username and password. Find more information on the Information Technology Services (ITS) wireless network webpage.
If you need a quiet space to study or to log in to your remote class, computers are available in the University Library and five Open Access Labs across campus, as well as in four additional temporary Open Access Labs. Earbuds will be provided for students to use at any of the Open Access Labs.
Open Access Labs
Charging stations are also available in the Open Access Labs and are equipped with Micro USB, Mini USB, iPad and iPhone (8-pin), and Type-C USB chargers. For more information, visit the Open Access Labs webpage.
|Lab Name and Location||Room||Room Capacity||Computer Type|
|Annex Link Simpson Tower (Open 24/7)||E191||71||63 PCs, 8 Macs|
|Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Link||C255||44||39 PCs, 5 Macs|
|King Hall Link (Opening Oct. 18)||D151||28||24 PCs, 4 Macs|
|Salazar Hall Link (Open date TBA)||C358||51||46 PCs, 5 Macs|
|Student Union Link (Open date TBA)||104||44||36 PCs, 8 Macs|
Temporary Open Access Labs
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Engineering & Technology will only be operational from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
Disposable earbuds will be available for students. The PCs in Temporary Open Access Labs may not have built-in cameras installed.
|Building||Room||Room Capacity||Computer Type|
|Engineering & Technology*||255G||24||24 PCs|
|King Hall||B4009||30||30 Macs|
|Salazar Hall||342||30||30 PCs|
University Library Computers
Computers are located on floors A, 1, 2 and 3 of University Library North. You can use the live computer availability tool to see which computers are free at any time in the library. The library will also have portable chargers (equipped with built-in AC outlets, USB ports and wireless charging) available to borrow for a 24- to 48-hour period.
Locating Available Computers
|Campus Map: Computer Labs and ITS Help Desk||Room|
|Open Access Lab Union Link (Open date TBA)||Student Union 104|
|Library Computers||University Library North, Floors A, 1, 2 and 3|
|ITS Help Desk||Library Palmer Wing, Lobby|
|Open Access Lab King Hall Link (Opening Oct. 18)||King Hall D151|
|Temporary Open Access Lab, King Hall||King Hall B4009|
|Open Access Lab ECST Link||Engineering & Technology C255|
|Temporary Open Access Lab, E&T||Engineering & Technology 255G|
|Temporary Open Access Lab, Rosser Hall||Rosser Hall 131|
|Open Access Lab Annex Link||Simpson Tower E191|
|Open Access Lab Salazar Hall Link||Salazar Hall C358|
|Temporary Open Access Lab, Salazar Hall||Salazar Hall 342|
Find resources to support remote learning on the ITS Resources for Remote Access webpage. If you experience technology issues, the ITS Help Desk offers technical support and self-service tools. Contact the ITS Help Desk by phone at 323-343-6170, by email at [email protected] or submit an IT Support Ticket.
iPads for First-Year and Transfer Students
Incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students will be able to request a loaner iPad bundle, which includes an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, that they can use while they complete their degree. Find more information on the CSUCCESS website.