Do you need to use a computer on-campus? USQ has 20 general purpose (Windows computers) computer labs throughout its 3 campuses. There are four Macintosh Computer Labs at Toowoomba campus including Q251 which is a Teaching and General Purpose lab. Please check the timetable for availability. Springfield Campus has three Macintosh labs, and one in the 24hour computer lab.
Before you use the computer labs please familiarise yourself with the computer lab etiquette and regulations.
Where are the labs located?
The Toowoomba campus computer labs are located in K1, the Student HUB and R301 (opposite the loans desk on the 3rd floor of the Library), and S104. Opening hours are 8.00am - 6.00pm (Monday to Friday).
Fraser Coast campus
The Fraser Coast campus computer labs are located in WA122, WA125, WA136 and the Library.
The Springfield campus computer labs are located in A1CL1, Level 1 in the Library, A2ES1, Psychology computer lab (Level 3), A4CL1 (BAM Editing Suite), A5CL1, A5CL2, A6CL1 (Postgraduate computer lab).
Further details on the window labs is available.
How to access the computer labs
All 3 campuses have 24 hour swipe card access. Your swipe cards are issued to:
- Toowoomba students by USQ Security located in Z3 Building
- Fraser Coast students by the USQ Bookshop located in A126
- Springfield students by USQ Security personnel located on Level 1, opposite A1CL1 (24 hour computer lab)
Distance students access
If you are an external student and would like to use the computer labs on-campus please contact the ICT Service Desk at least 24 hours prior to needing access to the labs.
If you are emailing the ICT Service Desk requesting access please put ‘Access to the on-campus computer labs’ as your subject line. In the body of the email please include:
- your student number
- course details
- date of birth
- current address.
If you are visiting the ICT Service Desk in person, you will be required to provide your student ID card or another form of photo identification.
Please note that students who have registered to use the Fraser Coast or Springfield computer labs do not need to re-register to use the Toowoomba computer labs.
Computer lab maintenance schedule
The computer lab’s daily maintenance is carried out between 3.30am and 5.30am. If you are using a computer at this time, a 3 minute warning notice will appear letting you know that the computer is about to go into maintenance mode.
Once the warning notice appears you must save your work. The computer will be unavailble during this two hour time frame. The assigned mornings for each Campus are:
- Toowoomba - Thursday 3.30am - 5.30am
- Springfield - Wednesday 3.30am - 5.30am
- Fraser Coast - Tuesday 3.30am - 5.30am
Ask us! If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the ICT Service Desk.