Use Our Computers

 

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has computers available for you!
We have 10 PC and 30 Mac workstations located on level 3 as well as 8 quick scanners, additionally 18 PCs are located on level 2.


PC Computer Workstations

Frequently Asked Questions

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Level 2: outside Ike's Cafe (22 stations)
Level 3: Chapman Learning Commons (10 stations)

  • Current UBC students, faculty and staff can access our computers with a CWL login.
  • Alumni should be able to use their CWL login as well, but if you have issues, please ask for a one-time Guest Access Login at the help desk.
  • Community Users can come to the help desk to request a one-time Guest Access Login. If you would like a personal, reusable login, we can arrange for one to be issued to you - please indicate your interest when speaking with our staff.

*For Guest Access Logins:

  • Please enter this information in the boxes marked as "Open Athens," which are located below the CWL login entry section.
  • Please be aware that the Guest Access Logins are a new initiative. Our staff will do our best to assist and resolve any issues, but some may encounter small bugs. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our computer workstations are not able to save files or progress between sessions. This allows us to protect your personal information and keep our devices secure.

Saving Files
To save your files, you can:

  • Email your files to yourself.
  • Save your files to a USB or other external drive.
  • Save your files to an online storage cloud service, such as Google Drive.

Logging Out
1. When you have saved your files using the suggested options above, double click on the red icon on the desktop.

2. A pop-up will confirm that you are aware that all files and progress will be deleted when you log out.


3. Click "Yes", and the computer will restart on its own. You are now logged out!

Check out these interactive instructions, or read them below!

When to use computer scanners (also known as "flatbed scanners"):

  • To scan to email
  • To scan multiple pages easily and free of charge
  • When you don’t have a USB flash drive to store your scans from a printer

Where to find computer scanners:

  • 8 along the wall inside the Chapman Learning Commons (located on the 3rd floor of IKBLC, 2 connected to Windows PCs, 6 connected to Macs)
  • 1 Windows scanner in each of: Music, Art & Architecture Library (IKBLC 3rd floor), Education library, Koerner Library, Law Library, Asian Library, Biomedical Branch Library, Woodward Library, and Xwi7xwa Library
  • 1 Larger Scanner (up to 12.2” x 17.2”) in the Music, Arts & Architecture Library (4th floor)

Cost: Free

*If you don't mind paying for scanning, and if you have a USB and your file is in PDF format, you may be able to print at one of our printers, as well. Please speak to us at the Help Desk if you would like assistance.

UBC uses Pay for Print at their printers to manage print jobs.
See below for specific instructions for how to use Pay for Print!

For more instructions, printing/scanning costs, and printer locations, please take a look at the Print, Copy, Scan page by the UBC Library.

Software at Public Workstations

Software Available at all
PC Public Workstations
Available at all
Mac Public Workstations
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC
Adobe Creative Cloud : Sign in Required

After Effects,Animate, Audition, Bridge,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, InCopy,
InDesign,Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop,
Prelude, Premiere, Scout, SpeedGrade

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions,

Adobe Creative Cloud software is not available

remotely.

Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Flash
Apple: Garageband, iMovie, Keynote,
Numbers, Pages, Photos
Quicktime Player
Audacity
Beyond 20/20 Professional Browser
Camtasia (TechSmith)
CyberDuck (for FTP)
Epson Scan
Google Earth
FileOpen
Filezilla
Final Cut Pro x
LibreOffice 6
Microsoft Office 2016 : Excel,
OneNote, Powerpoint, Word
Microsoft Office 2016 : Access, Publisher
Peazip
RefWorks Write 'N' Cite
Skype
Snagit (TechSmith)
VLC Media Player
Xcode and Bbedit
Zotero

Additional PC Software

PC: Additional Software Availability Chapman

Learning

Commons

Level 3

Koerner

Rooms 217 and 218A

Koerner

Room 497

Woodward

Room B25

Adobe Creative Cloud : Sign in Required

After Effects,Animate, Audition, Bridge,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, InCopy,
InDesign,Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop,
Prelude, Premiere, Scout, SpeedGrade

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions,

Adobe Creative Cloud software is not available

remotely.

Artstor Desktop
ArcGIS: ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene,

ArcGIS Pro

Atom Code Editor
DataStream
ESRI City Engine ✔*
Finale: Make Music **
FME Desktop
Google Earth Pro
Grass GIS
IrfanView Image Viewer
Lockdown Browser

Please note: must be installed by user

Maple
Matlab(Mathworks)
NVivo
QGIS
R & R Studio
SAS ✔*
SketchUp Pro
SPSS
Stata IC ✔*
Zoom


Click here for the audio transcript (Downloadable PDF)
Canvas version in video: Latest as of January 2021

You can use USBs at our PC workstations by accessing the ports on the side of the monitor.
The red squares indicate USB ports.
Don't forget to take your USB with you when you leave!

Public PC workstations are available at all UBC Library locations.
Public Mac workstations are available at the following locations:

  • 30 workstations in the Chapman Learning Commons on Level 3.
  • 8 stations in the Music, Art & Architecture Library on Level 3.
  • 4 stations in the Koerner Library on Level 3.
  • 16 stations in the Law Library on Level 2.
  • 6 stations in Canaccord Learning Commons (pre-bookable by Sauder students) on Level 2, room 221.

Chinese/Japanese/Korean keyboards are pre-installed, other language input available for use via computer settings.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact the Chapman Learning Commons Help Desk (Level 3, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) during operating hours or submit a ticket to UBC IT. (Please include your name, email address, CWL and the specifics of the issue, including the workstation number.)

Mac Computer Workstations

Frequently Asked Questions

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Level 3: Chapman Learning Commons (30 stations)

  • Current UBC students, faculty and staff can access our computers with a CWL login.
  • Alumni should be able to use their CWL login as well, but if you have issues, please ask for a one-time Guest Access Login at the help desk.
  • Community Users can come to the help desk to request a one-time Guest Access Login. If you would like a personal, reusable login, we can arrange for one to be issued to you - please indicate your interest when speaking with our staff.

*For Guest Access Logins:

  • Please enter this information in the boxes marked as "Open Athens," which are located below the CWL login entry section.
  • Please be aware that the Guest Access Logins are a new initiative. Our staff will do our best to assist and resolve any issues, but some may encounter small bugs. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our computer workstations are not able to save files or progress between sessions. This allows us to protect your personal information and keep our devices secure.

Saving Files
To save your files, you can:

  • Email your files to yourself.
  • Save your files to a USB or other external drive.
  • Save your files to an online storage cloud service, such as Google Drive.

Logging Out
1. When you have saved your files using the suggested options above, double click on the red icon on the desktop.

2. A pop-up will confirm that you are aware that all files and progress will be deleted when you log out.

3. Click "Restart", and the computer will restart on its own. You are now logged out!

Check out these interactive instructions, or read them below!

When to use computer scanners (also known as "flatbed scanners"):

  • To scan to email
  • To scan multiple pages easily and free of charge
  • When you don’t have a USB flash drive to store your scans from a printer

Where to find computer scanners:

  • 8 along the wall inside the Chapman Learning Commons (located on the 3rd floor of IKBLC, 2 connected to Windows PCs, 6 connected to Macs)
  • 1 Windows scanner in each of: Music, Art & Architecture Library (IKBLC 3rd floor), Education library, Koerner Library, Law Library, Asian Library, Biomedical Branch Library, Woodward Library, and Xwi7xwa Library
  • 1 Larger Scanner (up to 12.2” x 17.2”) in the Music, Arts & Architecture Library (4th floor)

Cost: Free

*If you don't mind paying for scanning, and if you have a USB and your file is in PDF format, you may be able to print at one of our printers, as well. Please speak to us at the Help Desk if you would like assistance.

UBC uses Pay for Print at their printers to manage print jobs.
See below for specific instructions for how to use Pay for Print!

For more instructions, printing/scanning costs, and printer locations, please take a look at the Print, Copy, Scan page by the UBC Library.

Software at Public Workstations

Software Available at all
PC Public Workstations
Available at all
Mac Public Workstations
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC
Adobe Creative Cloud : Sign in Required

After Effects,Animate, Audition, Bridge,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, InCopy,
InDesign,Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop,
Prelude, Premiere, Scout, SpeedGrade

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions,

Adobe Creative Cloud software is not available

remotely.

Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Flash
Apple: Garageband, iMovie, Keynote,
Numbers, Pages, Photos
Quicktime Player
Audacity
Beyond 20/20 Professional Browser
Camtasia (TechSmith)
CyberDuck (for FTP)
Epson Scan
Google Earth
FileOpen
Filezilla
Final Cut Pro x
LibreOffice 6
Microsoft Office 2016 : Excel,
OneNote, Powerpoint, Word
Microsoft Office 2016 : Access, Publisher
Peazip
RefWorks Write 'N' Cite
Skype
Snagit (TechSmith)
VLC Media Player
Xcode and Bbedit
Zotero

Additional Mac Software

Mac: Additional Software Availability
Chapman
Learning
Commons
Level 3
Music,
Art &
Architecture
Level 3
Canaccord
Learning
Commons
Rm 221
Adobe Creative Cloud : Sign in Required

After Effects,Animate, Audition, Bridge,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, InCopy,
InDesign,Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop,
Prelude, Premiere, Scout, SpeedGrade

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions,

Adobe Creative Cloud software is not available

remotely.

Apple: Garageband, iMovie, Keynote,

Numbers, Pages, Photos

Audacity
Final Cut Pro X
Github
Redcine-x Pro
Videoscribe
Zoom


Click here for the audio transcript (Downloadable PDF)
Canvas version in video: Latest as of January 2021

You can use USBs at our Mac workstations by accessing the ports on the back of the monitor.
The red squares indicate USB ports.

To the left of the USB ports you will also see an opening for SD cards.

Don't forget to take your USB or SD card with you when you leave!

Adobe Creative Cloud, including a PDF editor is available on all Mac computers in the CLC. See directions below for access.

Public PC workstations are available at all UBC Library locations.
Public Mac workstations are available at the following locations:

  • 30 workstations in the Chapman Learning Commons on Level 3.
  • 8 stations in the Music, Art & Architecture Library on Level 3.
  • 4 stations in the Koerner Library on Level 3.
  • 16 stations in the Law Library on Level 2.
  • 6 stations in Canaccord Learning Commons (pre-bookable by Sauder students) on Level 2, room 221.

Chinese/Japanese/Korean keyboards are pre-installed, other language input available for use via computer settings.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact the Chapman Learning Commons Help Desk (Level 3, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) during operating hours or submit a ticket to UBC IT. (Please include your name, email address, CWL and the specifics of the issue, including the workstation number.)