Computer Centers

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Student Technology Services provides open computing spaces (known as Computer Centers) to students on 8 campuses. In addition to the technology available for student use within the Computer Centers, the Computer Centers also provide technology that can be checked out by students to support their academic success at Austin Community College.

Student devices for check out

For information regarding checking out a student device, please refer to the Computer Center Services & Resources heading below.

Inventory availability will vary by location.

Computer Centers Locations & Hours of Operation (Fall 2021)

These spaces have technology that can be checked out by students, in addition to open computing for students.

Please note: The Computer Centers are now open and serving students on select campuses. Hours and locations will be updated as additional Computer Centers reopen.

 

Campus Building Room Phone Location Hours
Cypress Creek 2000 2121.7 512-223-2034 Inside of the library Closed
Eastview 2000 2203.2 512-223-5112 Inside of the library Closed
Elgin 1000 1387 512-223-9457 Inside of the library Monday - Thursday, 8:30am-1:00pm
Hays 1000 1309 512-223-1595 Inside of the library Closed
Northridge 1000 1203 512-223-4736 Outside of the library (near steps & restroom) Closed
Riverside A 1126 512-223-6010 Inside of the library Closed
Round Rock 1000 1315 512-223-0120 Outside of the library (follow hallway to the right of library) Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
South Austin 1000 1201.6 512-223-9186 Inside of the library Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm

Additional Locations to Check Out Student Technology (Fall 2021)

These spaces have technology that can be checked out by students, however, these areas do not offer open computing for students.

Please note: These spaces are now open and serving students on select campuses. Hours and locations will be updated as additional locations reopen.

 

Campus Building Room Phone Location Hours
Highland 1000 1311 TBD Teaching & Learning Center Monday - Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Rio Grande TBD TBD TBD TBD Closed
San Gabriel Main 1101.1 TBD Teaching & Learning Center Closed

Computer Center Services & Resources

    • Available technology for use within the Computer Centers
      • Hardware

        • PC
        • ADA Accessible Computer
        • Scanner
        • Printer (note: students are limited to 15 pages per day)

        Software

        • ADA software - FS Reader (Visual Support) - reads only DAISY books that are text only, audio only, or those that contain both text and audio (replaces JAWS and MAGic)
        • Adobe Acrobat Professional
        • Microsoft Office 2019
          • Access
          • Excel
          • PowerPoint
          • Publisher
          • Word
        • Nutritionist Pro
        • Python 3.9
        • TI-84 graphing calculator software
        • VideoLan video player
        • Wolfram CDF Player - for viewing and interacting with Wolfram Notebooks/CDF's
        • Wolfram Mathematics
    • Available technology for student check out
      • Student Technology Services provides various forms of technology that can be checked out by students for varying lengths of time. Examples of available technology for checkout include:

        • Webcams
        • USB microphones
        • Calculators
        • Headsets
        • iPads
        • Laptops - for pre-approved students enrolled in CAD, GIS, and Game Design courses only.

        iPad Information

        iPads are distributed to students who do not have a computing device available to them for their coursework.

        The following are included with an iPad check out:

        • iPad and case
        • Bluetooth keyboard
        • Charging brick
        • Charging cables for both the iPad and keyboard

        Important: There are some limitations for taking exams when using an iPad.

        • Proctored tests administered by ProctorU or ACC Live Proctoring cannot be taken on an iPad.
        • Tests secured by Respondus LockDown Browser or proctored through Respondus Monitor do work on an iPad.
        • Tests administered directly within Blackboard do work on an iPad.

        Duration of Check Outs

        Devices may be checked out for up-to an academic semester. All devices are expected to be returned promptly when the device is due.

    • How to check out technology
      • Note: Devices cannot be shipped to students - all devices must be picked up from one of the technology distribution locations listed above.

        Step 1: Go to a technology distribution location

        Go to an open Computer Center or alternate technology pickup location. Hours of operation are listed at the top of this page.

        Note: Students are required to produce a form of photo ID to check out technology, preferably an ACC Student ID. Information on how to obtain a Student ID

        Step 2: Fill out a Device Checkout Agreement

        All students checking out technology from ACC are required to sign a Device Checkout Agreement. This agreement is 100% online and will be completed when you arrive to check out a device. Once the agreement is complete, show the confirmation screen to a staff member.

        Step 3: Receive your device

        After completing the Device Checkout Agreement in the Computer Center or alternate technology distribution, a staff member will provide you with the device that you need.

    • Having someone else pick up a device for you
      • If students are not able to come to a campus to pick up a device on their own, they can follow the process below to have someone pick up a device on their behalf.

        Step 1: Provide Proxy Information

        The student needing technology must submit a request to have someone pick up technology on their behalf.

        Submit a proxy request here

        Note: Students must log in using their ACC email address to complete this request form.

        Step 2: Fill out a Device Checkout Agreement

        After receiving the information above, you will receive an email response with a link to complete the required Device Checkout Agreement. This must be completed before a device will be issued.

        Step 3: Forward Completed Agreement

        After completing the Device Checkout Agreement, you will receive an email with the completed Agreement. Forward a copy of the completed Agreement to the person picking up a device for you. They will need this information when picking up your device.

        Step 4: Device Pickup

        Once you have forwarded your completed Device Checkout Agreement to the person picking up your device, that person can go to any of the open distribution locations listed above.

        Note: Any individual picking up a device on behalf of another person must bring the following items:

        • Copy of the completed Device Checkout Agreement (paper copy or electronic copy)
        • Photo ID that matches the information provided in Step 1 above.

        Failure to bring these items will result in being turned away.

    • Device extension requests
      • Extensions may be requested by submitting this request form. Requests for an extension will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.