Computer Laboratories


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.

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.

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

Busy Labs?

Are the labs busy? Can’t find a place to work? Send an email to and let us know the lab and time you were there at. We may be able to accommodate your request.

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 or contact University Safety at x3612

Foot Patrol

The Carleton University Students’ Association Foot Patrol offers safe walks on campus, and up to 30 minutes off campus (including public transit) on weekdays from 6:00pm to midnight (2:00am on Thursdays). Foot Patrol

Working Late? Your not alone!  Working After Hours Program

Lab Schedule: Fall 2018

Lab # #PCs Name Access Type Schedule
HP3115 30 SCS Undergraduate Laboratory Open to all COMP students OPENS Sep. 5, 2018


HP4115 30 SCS Undergraduate Laboratory Open to all COMP students OPENS Sep. 5, 2018
HP4125 0 TA Center Open to all COMP students OPENS Sep. 5, 2018
HP4155 78 Tutorial Lab COMP1005 and above OPENS Sep. 5, 2018


HP5151 22 Sr. Undergraduate & Game Development Lab Open to all game stream students and Sr. Undergrads OPENS Sep. 5, 2018

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

HP3115 Fall 2018 Schedule

HP4155 Fall 2018 Schedule

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

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

Reporting Problems

Want to report a problem? Contact the SCS Technical Staff

IT Security Tips

Review some useful security practices when working on line and on your computer:

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