UW-Madison provides 18 general access computer labs conveniently located across campus. The labs offer Internet access and word processing, design, spreadsheet, statistical and course-specific software. The labs also offer color printers, scanners and digital editing resources.

Available To

  • Students,
  • Faculty,
  • Staff


  • Use of the labs is free, except for printing
  • Most labs have staff available for assistance
  • Mac and Windows operating systems available
  • 18 computer lab locations on campus
  • Labs open into the evening and on weekends

Key Features

  • Hardware includes DVD/CD-RW drives, scanners and video editing equipment
  • Most labs offer equipment for loan, see Equipment Loan page
  • Color and black & white laser printing available
  • Wireless printing available at most locations
  • Large format/poster printing available at College Library Lab
  • All computer labs have assistive technology including screen readers and other accessibility features
  • All computer labs have word processing, statistical, design, spreadsheet and course specific software


  • Must be a UW-Madison student, faculty or staff member with a valid UW-Madison ID
  • Computer labs located in University Housing open only to UW Housing residents


  • Use of the labs is free
  • Color printing is 60 cents per page
  • Black & white is 7 cents per page
  • Printing charges handled through Wiscard
  • Pay for printing using your Wiscard Account or Print Account
  • Refunds for printing problems are available