Campus Computing Facilities
The university provides a wide range of computing resources and support services. There are more than 20 computer laboratories at AU with approximately 700 computers available. American University Library's main facility, Bender Library, also has numerous computers for research.
Please contact the labs directly for the most up to date information regarding their hours of operation and service offerings.
COMPUTER LABS, OPEN ACCESS
- Anderson Computing Complex
The Anderson Computing Complex is located on the basement level of Anderson Hall with an entrance on the north side of the building near the Centennial parking garage. It is open every day of the week from 8 am - midnight. The lab is open to the entire AU community.
- Career Resource Library
The Career Resource Library Lab is located in the AU Career Center on the fifth floor of Butler Pavilion. It is open from 9 am - 5 pm on Monday, 9 am - 8 pm on Tuesday, 9 am - 8 pm on Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm on Thursday, and 9 am - 5 pm on Friday. The facility is open to all AU students for purposes of career exploration, job and internship searching, and graduate school research.
- Kogod Financial Services and IT Lab
The Kogod Financial Services & IT Lab is located on the terrace level of the Kogod School of Business building expansion in room T51. During the Fall and Spring semesters, it is open from 9 am - 11 pm on Monday - Friday, and 12 pm - 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. During the Summer, it is open from 12 pm - 8 pm on Monday - Friday, and 12 pm - 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The facility is open to all AU students, except when in use for a class.
- Kogod Student Mini Lab
The Kogod Student Mini Lab is located on the terrace level of the Kogod School of Business building expansion in room T54. It is open from 7 am - 11 pm on Monday - Friday, and 7 am - 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The facility is open to all AU students.
- School of Public Affairs Lab
The School of Public Affairs Lab is located on the subterrace of the Ward Circle Building. It is open from 8 am - 12 am on Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 9 pm on Friday, and 9 am - 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The facility is open to all AU students, except when in use for a class.
- Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning Lab
The CTRL Lab is located in room 202 and 203 of Hurst Hall. It is open from 9:30 am - 8:30 pm on Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 7 pm on Friday, 12 pm - 7 pm on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. The facility is open to all AU students.
- University Library - New Media Center
The New Media Center is located on the basement floor of the Bender Library in Media Services. It is open Monday - Thursday from 8 am - 11:45 pm, Friday from 8 am - 8:45 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 8:45 pm, and Sunday from 10 am - 11:45 pm. The lab is open to all AU students.
- SOC - Open Editing Lab
The Editing Lab is an open workspace designed for students to complete projects in film, video and graphics. The lab contains 13 MacPro and iMac computer systems equipped with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition. The lab is located in McKinley T13 and is open 24/7.
COMPUTER LABS, LIMITED ACCESS
- Academic Support Center
Mary Graydon Center, second floor
- CAS Art Design Labs
Katzen Arts Center 203, 204
- CAS Chemistry Lab
Beeghly Chemistry Building 316
- CAS Electronic Studio
Katzen Arts Center 135
- CAS Language Resource Center
Asbury Building, north lower level
- CAS Multimedia Design Lab
Katzen Arts Center 210
- CAS Psychology Lab
Asbury Building, north 212
- Mathematics and Statistics Lab
Hurst Hall 210
- SOC Computer Classrooms/Labs
McKinley 302 and 304
- SOC Advanced Graphics Lab
- SOC Motion Graphics Classroom/Lab
- SOC iMac Lab
- SOC Media Production Center
Media Production Center 102
- Washington College of Law Computing Labs
Washington College of Law, second floor
UNSTAFFED COMPUTING CLUSTERS
- American University Library
Bender Library, all floors
Mary Graydon Center, first floor
- Graduate Research Center Cluster
Bender Library space on the lower level of the new School of International Service Building
- Hughes Computing Cluster
Hughes Hall, first floor
- Leonard Computing Cluster
Leonard Hall, first floor