Computer labs

Computer labs

Open lab location

Open Access Labs are accessible by all currently enrolled students.

Open Lab Location and computer availability:

Open Labs

BuildingRoomNumber of PCsRemarks
AA2073024 hours
AA2083024 hours
AA211308 am – 12 midnight
AA212278 am – 12 midnight
AA10146Follow library opening hours. Please check with the Librarian regularly for their opening hours
GG515308 am – 12 midnight
GG516308 am – 12 midnight

Note: Open Lab may be closed, as and when needed, for maintenance. Announcement will be posted in Canvas and in the Open Labs.

Computer reservation

Computer reservation is system for the student to book a computer in the Open Labs. The Computer Reservation Pharos terminal is available at each open lab entrance.

They can reserve the computer for 2 hours. Once the 2 hours session end, the student still can use the reserved computer provided that the computer is not being reserved by someone else.

The student can only be used to logon to 1 computer at a time. Their reservation will expire if they do not logon to the assigned computer 15 minutes after the session time start.

They can check the time left by clicking on the small clock icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen. They will also receive a time low notification when they have 15 minutes left for their session, and another one with 5 minutes left.

Click here for the user guide on how to use the computer reservation.

Open lab rules and regulations

Open Access Labs & Library IT Section Rules and Regulations

  • Electronic workstations may only be used by current Swinburne students and staff.
  • Swinburne identity card must be presented on request.
  • Swinburne computing facilities may only be used for the legitimate educational, research and administrative purposes of Swinburne.
  • All other use is forbidden.

The following rules apply to all of Swinburne computer labs:

  • Students must abide by license requirements of any software or resources they use on the workstations.
  • Unless otherwise permitted by the Copyright Act, unauthorized copying or public performance of works or audiovisual material is prohibited. The University does not authorize students to make copies or deal with copyright material without permission of the copyright owner. This includes MP3 files.
  • Damaging equipment, altering software settings or installing software on the workstations is forbidden.
  • No eating or drinking (all food and drink to be kept in bag)
  • No offensive pictures
  • No games (computer games, including IRC, playing with sporting goods, etc.)
  • No unlicensed or illicit software
  • Students must also abide by the laboratory rules shown on computer screens or notices near the workstations
  • Video surveillance operates in all open access computer laboratories.

Anyone found in breach of these rules will be removed from the lab.

Any acts of vandalism and/or theft will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


It is a criminal offence to:
  • Obtain access to data without authority.
  • Damage, delete, alter or insert data without authority

Software catalogue