Information Technology Services: Computer Labs

Information Technology Services provides approximately 200 public workstations for academic and instructional use.  Each computer lab, podium computer, and public workstation offers a consistent computing experience.  Some specialized software packages may be available only in certain locations due to licensing restrictions.  All computer labs, as well as certain public locations, are equipped with a black and white laser printer.  Color printers are available in select locations.


General Studies 101A Computer Lab (Public Computer Lab)

  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday
  • Equipment: 8 computers, 2 collaboration spaces, and 1 wheelchair-accessible desk

Academic Support Center Computer Lab 101E (Public Computer Lab)

  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Equipment: 8 computers

Library Computer Lab and Sign-out Laptops

  • Hours:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; noon to 9 p.m., Sunday
  • Equipment: 25 desktop computers, 20 laptops, a One Button Studio, and 3 Media Commons editing studios

Sci-Tech 115 Classroom Computer Lab

  • Hours: During open building hours, classes are given priority
  • Equipment: 52 desktop computers

Bookstore Room 1 Classroom Computer Lab

  • Hours: During open building hours, classes are given priority
  • Equipment: 28 desktop computers

General Studies 108 Classroom Computer Lab

  • Hours: During open building hours, classes are given priority
  • Equipment: 27 desktop computers, and 1 wheelchair-accessible desk 

Computer Lab Login

You must have a valid Access Account user ID and password to use the computer labs at Penn State Mont Alto. If you have attended the New Student Orientation during the summer, you should have already set up your Penn State Access Account. If not, take your Penn State photo ID card to a Penn State Access Account signature station and follow the instructions there. Signature stations are located in the Library, to the right of the main entrance, the General Studies 101A Computer Lab, and the Goddard House.

Lab Chat Logo

Lab Chat Logo

Credit: Penn State


To provide increased access to technology support, a new online chat service called LabChat is now available to the Penn State community in all computer labs and public workstations.  The service provides students, faculty, and staff with real-time technical assistance via online chat.  To launch a support session, double click the LabChat icon on the desktop, it looks just like the logo on the left.  Experienced lab consultants are on hand to answer support questions about a range of computing topics such as Penn State Access Accounts, popular software titles such as Microsoft Office, printing, and more.  This service is great for those quick questions like 'How do I change the margins in my Word document?' or 'How do I insert a picture into Publisher?'.  If your question can not be solved via chat, a support ticket will be created to look into your issue.

Printing in Campus Computer Labs

Duplex Printing

By default, all Mont Alto computer lab printers are set to "duplex" which means that the printer will automatically print on both sides of the paper. All applications have the ability to print single-sided and is usually an option in the print dialogue box or by selecting a "Properties" button from within the print dialogue box.  If you require assistance with this setting, please contact the ITS HelpDesk.