Public Computer Labs

Library
Chapin
Pearsons
Java Joint

These computer labs are open students, faculty, and staff of Beloit College


Colonel Robert H. Morse Library - Richard Black Information Center

The Library features three floors with computers available for users with a current Beloit College ID.  Your Beloit College account will serve as your login. Limited guest access to computers is available.  Please visit the Circulation or Reference Desk desks for a copy of our Building and Computer Use Policies.

Library Hours


Main Floor

Main floor near library entrance

  • Twelve Windows based stations – including two Guest Access stations
  • Connected to laser duplex printers
  • Full color copier/scanner available

Innovation Space

The purpose of this space is to facilitate the creation of a variety of digital media projects - podcasts, videos, and other multimedia.  This space will work in concert with the Learning Studio providing a place where students can use what they learn about these tools to create new digital projects.

Technology in this space includes:

  • Eight Audio/Video Editing stations
  • A Group Collaboration space (LCD display with connection for a laptop or other device).
  • One flatbed scanner (additional flatbed and high-volume scanners available in the North Risers).
  • Vocal Booth: This is a sound-proof booth containing a computer with audio editing software, dedicated microphone and USB audio interface for additional microphones or instruments. please see the Circulation desk for access.
  • ReadyAnimator: This is a stop-motion animation filming rig with an iPad Air containing stop-motion animation software. Additional pieces may be checked out at the Circulation desk.

The computers have the following software applications installed on them:

  • Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects)
  • Audacity
  • Comic Life
  • Final Cut Pro suite (Final Cut, Motion, Compressor)
  • iLife suite (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand)
  • iWorks suite (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Screenflow (video screen capture)
  • SketchUp (3D modeling software)

    Main floor study carrels in the North risers

    • Four Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office, SPSS, and JMP
    • Connected to a laser duplex printer
    • Flatbed and high speed scanners available

    Library Upper Level

    • Six Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office, SPSS, and JMP
    • Connected to a laser duplex printer

    Library Lower Level

    • Six Macintosh stations which have Microsoft Office and JMP
    • Six Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office, SPSS, and JMP
    • All of the stations are connected to a laser duplex printer 

    Learning Studio

    The primary purpose of this space is to provide a venue for instruction.  This space will work in concert with the Innovation Space providing a place where students can learn about the tools available to create new digital projects.

    • May be reserved for library instruction sessions
    • Open to general campus users after 4:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday
    • Twelve student stations and an instructor station which is connected to a projector.  The computers run Mac OS
    • Connected to a laser duplex printer

    The computers have the following software applications installed on them:

    • Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects)
    • Audacity
    • Comic Life
    • Final Cut Pro suite (Final Cut, Motion, Compressor)
    • iLife suite (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand)
    • iWorks suite (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Screenflow (video screen capture)
    • SketchUp (3D modeling software)

    Chapin Hall

    • Chapin Hall Room C08
    • Open 24 hours, 7 days a week during the academic term
    • Five Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, JMP
    • Two Macintosh based stations which have Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, and JMP
    • Connected to the laser duplex printer

    Pearsons Hall

    Pearsons Hall features two general computer labs

    Pearsons Lab

    • The main computer lab is located in the basement across from the Mail Center
    • Open 24 hours 7 days a week during the academic term
    • Seven Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, JMP
    • Two Macintosh stations which have Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, and JMP
    • Connected to the laser duplex printer which is located in the lab with the stations

    Java Joint

    • Three Windows based stations which have Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, JMP