Computers and Multimedia Resources


The Service Desk on the lower level supports loans of equipment and technology accessories.

Computers / Printers

Public Computer Workstations with Printing

Patrons can print from all public computer workstations, as well as from loaner laptops. Printing fees can be paid with Crimson Cash.

Printing from Personal Laptops

The cost for printing is 5¢ per page using a driver installed on your personal device. Please see:

Personal Laptop Use

Harvard and FAS affiliates who have an ID and login can access the Internet using their own laptop once they register with HUIT.

Network Access

Wired network access is available in Cabot. Please check at the Service Desk for location details.

Wireless network access is available throughout Cabot. Always use the FAS Virtual Private Network (VPN) client when using a wireless network to ensure data encryption across the network. The FAS VPN client allows a computer outside of the Harvard network to receive a Harvard IP (Internet) address, so it is "virtually" connected to the Harvard FAS network.  This will permit you to access resources that are restricted to the Harvard network. VPN client software is available at the HUIT Software Download site. Patrons are encouraged to consult HUIT for information on wireless connectivity.

Accessing Login Protected Electronic Resources

Licensed electronic library materials are accessible by authorized Harvard affiliates with the use of a Harvard ID and Login. Patrons do not have to login when using public computer workstations located in the libraries. Patrons who attempt to access login protected electronic resources from personal laptops within the libraries or from a computer workstation or laptop outside the Harvard Library must enter their Harvard credentials.