Computers and software

Computers and software

K-State Libraries have a variety of computers and software for visitors to use. Users must sign in to PC computers with their K-State eID and password. Mac computers do not require users to sign in.

Where to find computers

Hale Library
  • 1st floor: 8 PC computers
  • 2nd floor: 87 PC computers, 12 Macs
  • 3rd floor: 12 PC computers
  • 4th floor: 18 PC computers

The Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab offers additional computers.

Laptop checkout
Laptop computers are available for checkout from our kiosk on the 2nd floor of Hale Library. You will need your ID card to checkout a laptop. Laptops can be checked out for up to two hours and must stay in Hale Library.

Math/Physics Library
  • 4 PC computers

Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design
  • 5 PC computers and 1 Mac


Check with the K-State Salina Library and the Veterinary Medical Library to learn more about their available computers.



Library computers come with various software, depending on if you are using a Mac or PC.

View a full list of available software.

Tips for using library computers

  • Save your work often to an external storage device, such as a USB flash drive. Computer software removes all internally stored data after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • Don’t leave your property unattended while using computers.
  • Sign out of both the computer and the print station when you are done.

Help and support

For assistance, or to report equipment problems, contact the IT Help Desk. You can report violations of lab policies to


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