Information commons

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.

Virtual Information Commons

ANU has launched at home access to the software applications they rely on for their studies by establishing an ANU Virtual Information Commons Remote Desktop solution.  This solution is now ready for student use.

Please see the ANU Virtual Information Commons page for details and links to the related Knowledge Base Articles.

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.

Language options

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.