Computers & Printers

Computer Availability

While the upper floors of the Library building are closed for fall semester, we still want to help you find computer labs and printing kiosks and study space on campus! These annotated campus maps will show you those spaces available August 12-December 17, 2021. Click on an image for the larger PDF versions.You can also borrow a laptop from the Checkout Desk for up to 4 hours, if one is available.

Computer Labs OPEN Saturday and Sunday 7am-6pm: Founders Hall 202, Harry Griffith Hall 115, and Siemens Hall 118

Please note: Things are always changing, so check ITS' Computer Lab list for the most up-to-date availability for computer labs.

campus map showing study spaces for fall semester campus map of computer labs on campus for Fall 2021


Print Kiosks are located throughout campus. See this map of Student Print Locations and check the ITS printing website for more information.

Printers in the Library are managed by the HSU Information Technology Services (ITS). Black and white printers are located in Library 121, 122, and outside of L121.  A color printer (Lib101-ColorPrinter3) is also located outside of L121. Printers can also be found on the 2nd and 3rd floors by the central staircase.

HSU Students, Faculty or Staff

Print jobs are deducted from your C-Card account at 4¢/page for black & white and 25¢/page for color.

Wireless Access in the HSU Library

HSU students, faculty and staff can connect to the Internet from most locations in the Library and on the HSU campus using their own portable computers equipped with wireless Ethernet cards. Additional wireless information is available on the ITS Internet & WiFi webpage. Use your HSU User Name and Password to connect to the HSU wireless network.

The Library's wireless network works with network cards that are compliant with the Standards for Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). More details and help with configuration are available from the Technology Help Desk temporarily located in Library 208.

Campus guests can register themselves to use the HSUGuest wireless network.


Three types of computer stations are available on all three floors:

  • Auto Logon stations provide access to library resources only. No individual logon is required or possible. Printing is not available from these stations.

  • Student/Staff/Faculty stations are available throughout the building and require a valid university account. Printing is available using printers on all three floors.

  • Student/Staff/Faculty/Community Internet Users (CIU) stations require logon and provide full access to the internet. Printing is available.

The computer labs in Library 121 and 122 have been temporarily moved due to the seismic retrofit project.  You can find the computer stations for registered students, staff, and faculty outside of the Collaboration Lab on the 2nd floor and in Library 308 across from Special Collections on the 3rd floor.

Community Internet Users (CIU)

A community member not otherwise affiliated with the university who wishes to access the internet from within the HSU Library must first register as a Community Internet User (CIU) at the Checkout Desk. There is no charge for CIU registration and after completing the application, the CIU will be issued a logon and password. A CIU account is granted internet access of 2 hours each day and are valid up to 6 months. CIUs may re-register upon expiration of their logon and password. Although CIUs are registered in the Library’s circulation system, no additional library privileges are extended with registration. CIUs must abide by all HSU Library policies and procedures and failure to do so can result in cancellation of logon privileges. CIU applicant requirements:

  • Provide a current mailing address;
  • Present Circulation staff with a valid photo ID card. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a valid driver’s license, a valid state photo ID card, a valid university ID card, or a valid passport; and
  • Sign an agreement to abide by all HSU Library policies, including the Policy for Responsible Computing in the Humboldt State University Library.

Printing is available for community users with the purchase of a C-card at the Add Value machine on the 2nd floor of the Library.

ADA Access

All of the computers in the library have accessibility software installed. Magic screen magnification software provides support for low vision users and Jaws screen reader software is also available. The Jaws software installed is a limited version. Students who will be making regular use of Jaws software should contact the Student Disability Resource Center to be set up to use a full version of Jaws.

Two workstations on the first floor of the library are set to a wheelchair accessible height and are marked as reserved. One motorized, adjustable height workstation is located on the first floor, outside of room 114.