The primary mission of the computer lab is to enhance the library science curriculum with the latest computer technology and programs. In order that the community of students and faculty have a successful computing experience, users are asked to follow the guidelines in the Computer Lab Agreement.


The  Department of Library and Information Science lab in Columbus School of Law Room 318 and Information Commons Room 315 are open and staffed for students and faculty during the following hours:

Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

For other times, email cua-slislab@cua.edu

The Information Commons, Room 315, is available to reserve before and after regular hours and on weekends. Consult the calendar and let us know your time slot.

Students may use the general computing lab in Leahy Hall, Room 117 (open 24 hours) but these computers do not have library science software on them.


The Lab staff is located in the Information Commons - Room 315 in the Columbus School of Law.


Call the Lab Staff: 202-319-6129 or 202-319-5085

Email the Lab Staff: cua-slislab@cua.edu 

Submit a Reservation: Computer Lab Columbus School of Law Room 318 for classroom reservation email labstaff at: cua-slislab@cua.edu 


All lab locations are available for student use except when reserved for classes:  
Lab Room 318 Columbus School of Law Reservation Calendar

Media Lab

Located in the Information Commons, the Media Lab supports faculty and students' multimedia projects. Staff can assist you with multimedia hardware, software testing or editing video.  Reservations should be made ahead of time.  Contact cua-slislab@cua.edu for availability and reservations.

Technology Resource Sandbox

Library and Information Science students may independently try out software, experiment with assistive technology in preparation for helping users in a professional seating, or experiment with a Kindle e-book reader. The lab staff may also assist students and faculty in exploring these resources.

Technology Inventory

Do you need specific software or hardware? Search the Technology Inventory to find out what best serves your needs.