There are two computer labs at the School of Public Health – L1 and L2. The main lab L1, houses two for-cost printers, one for-cost photocopier, 40 SUNY PCs, four Dickerman library PCs and six SPH GIS machines. The second computer lab L2 is the computer teaching lab, which houses 32 PCs and one instructor station.
The labs are open from 7:00am until 11:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 11:00pm on weekends. For security reasons, students need their East Campus ID to gain entrance.
Using the computer labs means adhering to our simple rules. We ask users to keep the computer facilities clean. Food and drink are prohibited in the computer rooms and classrooms. We ask that no recycled paper be used in the laser printers. Please dispose of waste paper in the appropriate receptacles. Do not change the computer setup, i.e. load or delete software, or save files to the c: drive. We do not have licenses to give out software for home computers. There are several different operating systems available for use on the lab computers at the school. All computer lab PCs have the latest versions of statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS, and Minitab, in addition to word processing packages such as Microsoft Office. Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer are installed on all computers for browsing the World Wide Web. The school also maintains the latest virus protection software.
The computer facilities at the school are equipped with commercial-grade laser printers to assure fast printing. The printer can be utilized with a fee of $0.05 per copy. Access for payment is done through your SUNYCard, where funds can be placed for such uses. You can place funds on your card by simply visiting the website, http://www.albany.edu/uas/sunycard.
A coin-operated photocopier is available for student use in the student computer lab (Room L1) in the George Education Center. The cost is $0.10 per page. All other SPH copiers should not be used for personal uses.
The School of Public Health has wireless internet connectivity throughout the building. To use this service, you must be a member of the University Community, and must authenticate yourself to the network using your NetID. For additional information, please visit UA Wireless Internet Access.
Technical support and consultation services in hardware maintenance, computer repair, network management, and multimedia and software applications are available during regular business hours. Local support is reinforced by the Academic Computing Staff and the SUNY Help Desk located on the main campus, LC 27. They are accessible via phone (518- 442-3700), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or personal appointment. Manuals, software, and documentation are also available and can be downloaded or viewed on the website http://www.albany.edu/its.