Student Computer Lab

Harvard Divinity School’s Student Computer Lab offers personal computers, printers, and scanners for student use. The lab, located in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, is available during regular library hours.

Equipment

The Student Computer Lab has eighteen personal computers equipped with both USB Flash drives and CD-RW/DVD+-RW drives. Software includes Microsoft Office, BibleWorks, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and various media players.

The Lab offers both black-and-white and color laser printers. Please see Wireless Networking and Printing for printing instructions.

Two scanners are also available for student use.

Using the Lab

Do not store files on the hard drives of these computers; all data is erased every time the computer is rebooted. Please email your work to yourself, or copy it to external media, before you leave.

Installing or modifying software on computers in the Lab is not permitted.

Please use headphones for any program playing sounds and/or music. Headphones are not provided in the Lab; please bring your own.

Food and drinks are not permitted inside the Lab.

To conserve energy, please shut down your computer when you are finished with it. To shut down a lab computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, then click "Shut Down."

All items left in the Lab during the day will be placed in the lost and found area to the right of the Lab Support workstation. Valuable items will be taken to the Help Desk, located in the basement level of Andover Hall (G-8).

As in any public place, do not leave your belongings unattended.

Getting Help

Lab consultants will be available throughout the week to answer questions. Look for them by the computer marked "Lab Support."

If there is no consultant on duty, please call the Help Desk at 617.496.9111 or email hdshelp@hds.harvard.edu. If your problem occurs outside of regular business hours and cannot be resolved over the phone, your call will be logged and a technician will get back to you on the next business day.

Library staff are not responsible for supporting equipment in the Student Computer Lab. Please do not ask library staff for assistance with these machines.