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MAIN LAB NUMBER: 314-516-6061
103 Social Science & Business Building
URL: Labs/index.html

There are open access computer labs available to students. Some of the labs are staffed with student consultants who can help orient you to the hardware and software that is available. Windows and Mac OS/Unix are the three supported operating systems on campus. Some of the labs have all of them available, others are platform specific.  A User ID and Password, also commonly referred to as an SSO ID are required to log into all the computer systems! An UMSL ID may be requested at any time in the computing labs.

Users can save their work a variety of ways; on their personal server account space (K: Drive), DVD-RW drives, or on a personal USB flash drive, to name a few. It is important to ALWAYS save your work frequently when using the labs. If something happens we won’t be able to retrieve it for you!


Lab Resources

Instructional Support Services provides a variety of software for use on the Windows and Mac OS/Unix systems. A complete listing of the software available is located on our website

Consultants staffing the labs will be able to provide support on common applications, such as Microsoft Office, MyGateway, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Course instructors or tutors can provide assistance on course specific applications such as SPSS, Visual Basic, Maple, and SAS.

Printing Policies

UMSL has implemented a system that will manage student use of lab printers.  Any currently registered student receives a set dollar amount instead of a page quota per semester to use for course work. A mechanism is also available enabling students to provide funding to a personal account if they need more printing resources.  For more information, please visit


The labs in the Thomas Jefferson Library and SSB 103 are equipped with Bookeye scanners.  Bookeye scanners can easily scan individual papers as well as pages from a book and allows you to either save the high quality scanned documents to a USB Flash drive or have them emailed to you.  The computer labs in SSB 452, Fine Arts 220, Music 105, and the Marillac 155 Tech Commons are equipped with color scanners.  In addition to the scanners, you may also access multimedia software such as Adobe PhotoShop.

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 ADA Stations

Certain labs have computers set aside for disabled students.  These machines are equipped with special software to better aid these students in their use.  The computer las in SSB 103, the Thomas Jefferson Library, SSB 452, the Marillac 155 Tech Commons, and the MTLC have PC ADA stations, while SSB 103 have Mac ADA stations.

Laptop Student Checkout

Laptops are available for student checkout at the Thomas Jefferson Library. UMSL students may use the laptops in the libraries for up to four hours by submitting an UMSL student ID and signing the use agreement.

The laptops, provided by Instructional Support Services, are configured with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. After logging in with an SSO ID, students can save to their File Storage Space drive or a personal USB flash drive.  Wireless internet access is available throughout the libraries, so students are able to use the computers just about anywhere.

Students interested in borrowing laptops may inquire at the Circulation Desks at the Thomas Jefferson Library.

Thomas Jefferson Library- North Campus             
(314) 516-5057

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During the fall and spring semesters, we typically offer several free software Short Courses specifically designed for students, which cover basic computing topics.  If you are interested in meeting with a member of Instructional Support Services regarding a piece of software, please contact us at 314-516-6852 or  Also, if you have any suggestions on future short course offerings, please submit them here:

A variety of the labs offer tutors for specific course work. Checking with your professor is the best way to obtain these details, or stop by any of the computer labs for information they may have available..

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Online Testing Center

The Online Testing Center (OTC) is available for proctored exams using MyGateway (or other online assessment programs).  For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit

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