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Computer Lab Reservations

Make an appointment to use a Macintosh or Windows computer which has been setup to support individual work in an environment that follows campus and CDC guidelines for physical distancing. Access b&w and color printing.

Appointments available

  • Appointments are limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.
  • Appointments are available at Business Library, College Library, Memorial Library, and Steenbock Library.
  • Arrival times are staggered. Please arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment time to help reduce congestion in the library entrance.
  • Appointments have set ending times. Please leave the computer lab at or before the appointment end time.

Services description

  • Windows and Macintosh workstations are available for reservation, as well scanner workstations and height-adjustable tables. Color and black & white printing is available from the workstations.
  • Seating capacity is reduced significantly and seats are arranged to ensure compliance with campus and CDC physical distancing guidelines. Please sit only in spaces that are marked as available for use.
  • Computer keyboards, mice, and table tops are disinfected prior to each appointment block. Please wash your hands before and after your computer lab appointment.
  • Each person entering the library will need their own reservation.

How to schedule an appointment for a seat in a computer lab

Go here to start an appointment request for a computer lab.

  1. Select the type of workstation you want at the location of interest.
  2. Review the service description before making a reservation.
  3. Select a date and time to enter the library.
  4. Answer all questions on the form.
  5. Submit your appointment.

You will receive an email message confirming your appointment that includes library specific information and instructions.

Please don’t come to the library without an appointment. We must ensure we are meeting physical distancing guidelines, and are working carefully to ensure scheduled times allow for minimal contact for all involved.

It is important to note that we will have limited staff available onsite so not all services are supported. This appointment is for the use of a computer desktop only. This appointment does not provide access to library collections or other study spaces.

If you have questions, you can contact Ask a Librarian.

Please see our Accessibility page if you are unable to access our libraries physically due to health reasons, or if you are unable to wear a face covering.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit to how long I can stay in the computer lab? expand_more

Although arrival times are staggered, you can stay up to the end of your appointment time.

Can I change my appointment time? expand_more

Yes, although you need to contact the computer lab directly or Ask a Librarian.

  • College • 608-263-9889
  • Memorial • 608-265-5326
  • Steenbock • 608-262-1371

Who do I contact if I will miss or be late for my appointment? expand_more

Contact the computer lab directly or use our chat function on Ask a Librarian.

  • College • 608-263-9889
  • Memorial • 608-265-5326
  • Steenbock • 608-262-1371