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Computer labs

Do you need to use a computer on-campus? USQ has 20 general purpose (Windows) computer labs throughout its 3 campuses. There are two Macintosh Computer Labs and two Linux Labs at Toowoomba campus including Q251 which is a Teaching and General Purpose lab. Please check the timetable for availability. Springfield Campus has four Macintosh labs, and one MAC 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?

Toowoomba campus

The Toowoomba campus computer labs are located in Q253, the Student HUB and R301 (opposite the loans desk on the 3rd floor of the Library). Opening hours are 8.00am - 6.00pm (Monday to Friday). 

The Student Hub computers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access to these computers is gained from the Northern or Southern doors of R block and is available to:

  • All enrolled students for the current Semester

If you are unable to access this area, please contact Security

Springfield campus

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 windows labs is available.

Ipswich Campus

The Ipswich Campus computer labs are located in H209, on the ground floor of the library, I207, I208, and  I209, I210 which are 24hr access. 

All campuses have 24 hour swipe card access. Your swipe cards are issued by:

  • USQ Security located in Z3 Building (for Toowoomba students);
  • USQ Security personnel located in Building D (for Springfield students);
  • USQ Security located in building C1 (for Ipswich students);

Maryborough Hub

The Maryborough Hub (MHub) student study centre provides the following services for currently enrolled students

  • Computer Lab
  • Student printing services
  • Wireless Access
  • Tea/Coffee Facilities

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday (including public holidays), and access is via the side door using your student ID card for swipe access.

Computer lab maintenance schedule

The 24 hour computer lab’s maintenance is carried out on a staggered schedule with maintenance on half of the machines in each laboratory being carried out on Saturday night and the other half of the machines in each laboratory undertaken on Sunday nights.  The maintenance is carried out between the hours of 12:00am (Midnight) and 6:00am both nights.  If you are using a computer which is scheduled for maintenance at this time, a 5 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 unavailable during this maintenance time frame.

All other general computer laboratories have a daily maintenance period between 12:00am (Midnight) and 6:00am across all campuses.

Ask us! If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the ICT Service Desk.