Help Desk
Lab Schedule
Lab Policy
HP5151 Projector
Foot Patrol
Lab Access
Lab Hours
Lab Usage

The SCS computer labs consist of standard PC’s that run a non-configurable Windows 10 operating system (users cannot install any software). All systems are equipped with Software needed for your SCS course.

If your taking a Computer Science course then you can use one of the SCS Labs! Most  labs have table space for laptops and group work. Lab locations are listed below. – PLEASE NOTE THE LABS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All lab users must create an SCS Windows Account using the online account creation system.

Some labs require swipe card access, the access to a lab is dependent on the Computer Science course that your currently enrolled in. The computer labs are booked for tutorials, in-lab-exams and special events. All Carleton students can use Carleton University printers via the CU on the GO printing service.

Help Desk

The SCS Help Desk is located in room HP5161 and can be used for account and lab problems only. The SCS help desk is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 12:00, and 13:00 – 16:00

Lab Schedule: Winter 2020

Here are the labs available for Computer Science course students:

Lab # #PCs Name Access Type Schedule
HP3115 30 SCS Undergraduate Laboratory Open to all COMP students CLOSED (1)
HP4115 30 SCS Undergraduate Laboratory Open to all COMP students CLOSED (1)
HP4125 0 TA Center Open to all COMP students CLOSED (1)
HP4155 78 Tutorial Lab Open to all COMP students CLOSED (1)
HP5151 22 Sr. Undergraduate & Game Development Lab Sr. UG’s and current Gaming Students CLOSED (1)

(*) The labs are open during the official Herzberg building hours and closed otherwise

(1) SCS labs are closed until further notice. We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.
For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Learn how to access the digital projector in room HP5151

Lab Policy

The SCS Lab Policy covers:

  • Prohibited Expressions
  • Prohibited Conduct
  • Prohibited Food/Drinks
  • Lab Access
  • Other Policies

The SCS computer labs are for the use of SCS students, staff and faculty only. If there are non-SCS students in the lab please report them to the SCS Tech Staff or contact University Safety at x3612

Foot Patrol

CUSA Foot Patrol offers safe walks on campus and up to an hour off campus (including public transit) seven days a week from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Call (613) 520-4066 during their operational hours to use the service, or check out Foot Patrol  for more information.

Working Late? Your not alone!  Working After Hours Program

Lab Access


The School of Computer Science is using Campus Card Access for its laboratories. This means that you can use your Campus Card to enter the labs.

Your lab access is based on the program and course that you are currently enrolled in. For example, if you are enrolled in COMP3004 in the fall term then your access for the lab will commence on the first day of the fall term and end at the last day of the fall term (unless otherwise posted).

Please note that only Computer Science students have access to these facilities. Individuals that gain access to the space and are not eligible to be in the space can be reported to the Department of University Safety. Many of the labs are monitored both with video surveillance and using swipe-card access.

For problems concerning the Campus Card Access system please contact the SCS Technical Staff.

Lab Hours

The access card labs are open 24 hrs/day 7 days per week but subject to building hours (see below). Please be aware of lab closures on holidays and between academic terms.

Herzberg Buildings Hours

The Herzberg building is closed until further notice. There are strict provincial rules regarding access to the building including fines and imprisonment. Please consult with your instructor, faculty or SCS management for more details.

Please note that the Herzberg building hours are:

  •  Monday – Friday from  7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday and Holidays CLOSED

SCS Lab Usage

Fall 2019 HP3115 HP4115 HP4125 HP4155 HP5151
# of Swipes 2883 10685 12757 13812 3385
People *
264 565 989 1512 164

Winter 2019 HP3115 HP4115 HP4125 HP4155 HP5151
# of Swipes 1,909 6,701 7,153 9,398 3,422
People *
287 577 893 1,486 273

Fall 2018 HP3115 HP4115 HP4125 HP4155 HP5151
# of Swipes 5,385 11,708 9,639 16,168 3,873
People *
404 572 739 1,358 256

Note: Data reported by the campus card  swipe cards (CBORD). These numbers are lower bounds. * People refers to the number of unique people that have used the lab during the term.

Reporting Problems

Want to report a problem? Contact the SCS Technical Staff

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