The IT Group supports public computing labs, specialized computing labs, and administrative computing labs.
Public labs are located in Rhodes Hall and the Mason Library, and are open over 90 hours a week during the academic year. The public labs provide tools such as Microsoft Office suite software, networked laser printers, digital scanners and CD burners. Students have access to 20 computers in Mason Library and 30 computers in Rhodes Hall. Rhodes Hall also provides a space for students to work in groups comfortably and easily. Mobile tables and chairs allow students to form a “pod”, plug in their own laptop and view their work on a monitor attached to the wall. The lab accommodates both PC and Mac computers. Portable white boards and privacy screens are available for students who want more privacy while brainstorming. Wireless network access and printing is available.
The specialized labs on campus provide the applications and technology infrastructure that allows students to fully explore their major. Access to, and helpful instruction in, the use of specialized technology employed in a student's major area of study - for example, GIS and CAD applications, or graphic design software - ensures that the College has the technological means to be a dynamic and forward-looking place of learning. As a student it is important to explore what technology is critical to your major, where that technology is located, and during what hours the technology is available.
Administrative labs are open to faculty and staff for training and Continuing Education. Together, these computing labs make 527 computers and 34 printers accessible to the Keene State College community.