Office of Information Technology computing labs are located conveniently throughout campus in many academic buildings. These labs are available to all Auburn University students and employees on a first-come-first-serve basis. To use the OIT computing labs, you will need your username and password.
OIT Computing Lab Locations
|Location||# of PCs||Thin Clients||Printer Model||Printer Location|
|Haley Center - 3350/3362||38||1 HP LaserJet 9000||Haley 3350|
|CVM Library||5||2 HP LaserJet 9050||CVM Library|
|Lowder Business Building - 011||20||2 HP LaserJet 9050||011 Lowder|
|Parker Hall - 252||18||2 HP LaserJet 9050||256 Parker|
|Parker Hall - 254||24||2 HP LaserJet 9050||256 Parker|
|Parker Hall - 256||16||2 HP LaserJet 9050||256 Parker|
|RBD Library - 1st Floor||11||2 HP LaserJet 9050||1st Floor adjacent to PCs|
|RBD Library - 2nd Floor
|63||9||4 HP LaserJet 9050||2nd Floor,
behind reference desk
|RBD Library - 3rd Floor||17||2 HP LaserJet 9050
1 HP 5550 Color
|Behind the PCs,
across from the OIT HelpDesk
|RBD Library - 4th Floor||17||2 HP LaserJet 9050||Behind the PCs|
|RBD Library 1106 - 1st Floor||44||2 HP LaserJet 9050||1106 RBD Library (1st Floor)|
|Student Union||9||2 HP LaserJet 9050||2nd Floor, next to Postal Kiosk|
Printing to an OIT Lab Printer (from anywhere)
Printing to an OIT Lab Printer from anywhere is for student use only. Standard printing fees will be applied to your eBill account - black & white printing is $0.07 per page and $0.50 per page in color. View Your Lab Printing Fees
To print from the OIT Labs on campus you will need to log into the lab computer with your AU login credentials. The printer for that compter lab is configured as the default printer for the machine you have logged into. A seperator page will be printed for identification with each print job.
Print to the OIT printers located across campus from your personal computer or Mac with the option to release the print job from your mobile device. This option will NOT print a banner page; instead, there will be a light watermark on the bottom of each page for identification.
- Download the VPN client.
Visit http://www.auburn.edu/oit/vpn and follow the instructions for your device.
- Download the Papercut client.
The Papercut client is available for download at AU Install (http://www.auburn.edu/download). Installation should be straightforward -- just follow the prompts.
- Install the printer.
Using the following printer driver will allow you to print duplex (both sides of the paper), if the lab you are in has a duplex enabled printer (currently only HSOP1stfl2 located in Harrison School of Pharmacy).
First, install the printer driver. The HP Universal PCL 5 Driver is available at http://www.auburn.edu/oit/hpuniversal
- Select the operating system for your device
- Press the download button beside the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5
- Click “Run” when prompted
- Check USB mode- plug and play
- Follow the prompts until it is installed
Now that the driver is installed, you can now install the printer.
- Click Start button
- Select Devices and Printers
- Click "Add a Printer"
- Click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer"
- Click "The printer that I want isn't listed"
- Check "Select a shared printer by name"
- Enter "http://printers.auburn.edu:631/printers/AUMR"
- Choose "HP" for Manufacturer and "HP Universal Printing PCL 5" for printer type.
- Go to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners
Click the + icon at the bottom left of the list of installed printers
- Select the IP tab
- Address: printers.auburn.edu
- Protocol: IPP
- Queue: printers/AUMR
- Name: AU Mobile Release
- Location: AU
- Use: Generic PCL Printer
Once the Papercut client and the printer are installed on your computer, you will be able to print from wherever you are located and then release the job to the printers when you get on campus from your mobile device.
- With your mobile device, visit http://tigerprint.auburn.edu/mr and log in with your university username and password.
- Once logged in, you may press "Printers" or "Jobs."
If you choose "Printers," you can search for your printer, which uses autocomplete, or you can look through the list of available printers (notice the location of the printer in smaller gray font below the printer name). Choose the printer where you want your document printed.
- Select the print job(s) you want to print and press the “Release" button.
You can print from your phone or tablet as long as you are connected to the AU wireless network.
- Install the PaperCut printing app
- Go to http://tigerprint.auburn.edu:9191/ios/install
- Select “Install”, and then select “Install Now”.
- If your device has a passcode, you may be asked to enter it.
- Select Done.
- Sign in and print
- Go to your apps and select the PaperCut printing app.
- Sign in with your Auburn username and password. Your printing balance and recent print jobs will be displayed.
- Now that the app is running and you are signed in, you can print from other apps that support printing (Ex. going to your photos and selecting print).
Note: The PaperCut printing app MUST BE RUNNING before you can print (you should only have to sign in once).
Reserving a Lab
To reserve an OIT computing lab for instructional use, notify the Manager of PACS Support at least one week in advance. If the requested use of the lab involves the installation of software, the request should be made at least two weeks in advance.
It should be noted that the primary use of the OIT computing labs is for student walk-in instructional computing. While some labs may be reserved by University departments for instructional purposes, the hours available for reservation are limited. Departments and colleges with strong demands for instructional computing labs are urged to establish their own facilities to meet their own specialized needs.
IT computing labs may not be reserved for events that charge a registration fee that is not included in University tuition.
All of our computing labs are currently running the Windows XP SP3 operating system. Other software installed depends on the lab. Please see the chart below.
|Software||Parker 252 & 256||Paker 254 & Haley||Library||Library Auditorium (1106)||Lowder & Comer|
|Adobe Flash Player ActiveX||•||•||•||•||•|
|Adobe Flash Player Plugin||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cute PDF Writer||•||•||•||•||•|
|Microsoft Forefront Virus Protection||•||•||•||•|
|Microsoft Live Essentials||•||•||•||•||•|
|Microsoft Office 2013||•||•||•||•||•|
|Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007||•||•||•||•||•|
|Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010||•||•||•||•||•|
|Respondus LockDown Browser||•||•||•||•||•|
|Sophos Antivirus for V-Shield||•|
|Turning Point 2008||•|
Installing specific software
If the use of a teaching lab requires the installation of discipline-specific software not currently available in the lab, the following policies apply:
- The software must be installed by OIT personnel (the assistance of the requesting instructor may be required).
- The software must be legal. It is the responsibility of the individual reserving the lab to obtain the correct number of legal copies or an appropriate site license.
- The software must not conflict with any software on the OIT support list (i.e., if software on the OIT support list would serve the same purpose, alternative software will not be installed).
- OIT will provide no instructional or technical support in the use of the software.
- OIT reserves the right to refuse any request for software installation.
During each semester, the OIT computing labs are open whenever the building is open. Sometimes, though, labs will be closed for special events on campus, when a class is reserved for the lab, or for routine maintenance.
Lab Security System
The machines in the OIT Labs are secured by a fiber optic anti-theft system. If you should accidentally set off the alarm, use the lab phone to report the problem to the OIT HelpDesk at 844-4944 (HelpDesk calls are forwarded to the OIT machine room operators after hours), then wait for campus security and someone from OIT to arrive to turn off the alarm.
Last Updated: August 13, 2014