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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

Thinkpad laptop box

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.

Campus Wi-Fi

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.

 

Computer Labs

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

Find information about updated Open Access Lab hours on the OAL webpage.

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 E191 71 63 PCs, 8 Macs
Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Link C255 44 39 PCs, 5 Macs
King Hall Link (Open date TBA) D151 28 24 PCs, 4 Macs
Salazar Hall Link (Open date TBA) C358 51 46 PCs, 5 Macs
Student Union Link (To open later in the fall) 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
Rosser Hall 131 24 24 PCs
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.

Image of Library computer availability live webpage.

Locating Available Computers

Campus map of computer lab locations. The information in this map is located in table below. For accessibility assistance with any of the information contained in this document contact accessibility@calstatela.edu

 

Campus Map: Computer Labs and ITS Help Desk Room
Open Access Lab Union Link (To open later in the fall) 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 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

Tech Support

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

Student uses iPad in library

CSUCCESS Initiative

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.