ANU will be upgrading computers within the Information Commons (IC), including lecture theatres, residences and libraries, to Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 prior to commencement of the Semester 1 teaching period 2018.
The Information Commons are a collection of computer labs, Group Study Rooms and Teaching and Learning spaces located within ANU Library locations, residences, and buildings across campus.
There are over 1,500 computers located within the Information Commons. These computers provide students and staff with access to Internet, wireless, software, and are connected to a shared printing system.
Hours of operation
Information Commons computers located within ANU Library locations are only accessible during the opening hours of the respective Library.
Most Information Commons computer labs are available between the hours of 8am-10pm, seven days a week. A limited number of labs have 24-hour access. These are secure labs and can only be accessed by swiping your ANU ID card to open the door.
Information Commons computers located in Teaching and Learning spaces are available for use outside of booked class times.
Information Commons computers located with ANU residences are only available to these residences.
The language on any Information Commons computer can be changed, letting you to type in languages other than English.
In addition to English, Information Commons computers have a selection of language options including Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Other languages may be added as required. To request a language not on the above list, please log a job with the IT Service Desk.