CSI Open Computing Labs - Information Technology Services - College of Southern Idaho

 CSI Open Computing Labs     

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The College of Southern Idaho Open Computer Labs are general use computer labs for use by all currently registered students. The Library computer lab is staffed during open hours. Students must use their CSI Student Login to gain access to campus computing resources such as the Internet and their CSI e-mail.

List of CSI Open Labs:

  1. Library
  2. Dormitory
  3. Mini Cassia B17 (Burley)
  4. North-side Center (Gooding)

Basic Software Available on all Lab Computers

  1. Microsoft Windows 7
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
  3. Internet Access
  4. Student E-mail access
  5. Browsers:  Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
  6. Anti-virus software


Class specific software available as requested by the instructor.

Hours of Operation

The Library
The Library computers are available during regular Library hours. The Library hours are listed below:

Fall & Spring Semesters Summer Semester
Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 10:00pm Monday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday CLOSED
Interim Periods    
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm    
Saturday-Sunday Closed    

The Dorm

Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday 6:00pm - 2:00am
Friday 7:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am - 3:00am
Sunday 11:00pm - 2:00am

The Dorm lab closing times may vary during the semesters. The times shown are the most prevalent. The dorm is closed between semesters.

Mini-Cassia B17

Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

The Mini-Cassia Lab is closed between semesters and all CSI holidays.

North side (Gooding)

Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Accessibility Stations Available


  • 2 Wheelchair accessible computers with electric lift tables
  • 1 Computer with Dragon (voice recognition program) installed
  • 2 Computers with ZoomText (text magnifying program) installed


  • Entire B17 Lab is wheelchair accessible
  • 1 Dragon (voice recognition)
  • 1 ZoomText (magnifies the text on the screen)


  • Entire Lab is wheelchair accessible
  • 1 ZoomText computers (magnifies the text on the screen)


Computer Lab Guidelines & Computer Ethics

  • All Food, Smoking and Drink are prohibited.
  • Computer use privileges are limited to currently registered students only; students must have an authorized account to access lab computer systems. Guest logins are available upon request from the Library Front Desk.
  • Students have access to headphone jacks from the sound card; students must provide their own stereo headphones.
  • Please work quietly. Study groups may work together.
  • Student lab assistants can provide some computer assistance to students including logging into the CSI network, starting up software, answering basic questions about software, printing, saving student data, and logging off the computer. Students who need additional help may refer questions back to their appropriate instructor, register for the appropriate computer class and/or apply for a tutor.
  • Use of lab computers is for class related work. Please limit recreational use of the computers i.e. Internet, chat rooms & e-mail to the off peak times listed. Before 9:00 am and after 4:00 pm *Class usage always has priority!*
  • Playing computer games, other than ones intended for teaching, are not allowed.
  • Only authorized CSI staff are to install any software. (Contact CSI Computing Help Desk 732-6311 for assistance).
  • Please save your data to a disk (USB flash memory stick or Google Docs recommended). Data saved to the workstation local hard drives will be deleted!
  • Computers left unattended for more than 5 minutes may be logged off and assigned to someone else. For security reasons, please do not leave the computer logged on when you leave the area. Someone else could then use your login making you responsible for their actions.
  • Please keep your workstation neat and clean.
  • Please show respect and consideration to CSI faculty and staff, including interns and work-study students.
  • Ringing cell phones are distracting to other students. Please use silent or vibrate mode while working in CSI computer classrooms or labs, and talk quietly or leave the room.
  • Students are allotted 500 printing sheets of paper per fall and spring semester and 250 in the summer. Additional sheets may be purchased at the One Stop Shop or the Taylor Business Office.
  • All software is protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and/or Patents and/or Trade Secrets Licenses. The making of unauthorized copies of software is unlawful!

Computer Ethics

  • Do NOT use a computer to harm other people or their work.
  • Do NOT use a computer to steal class work or any copies of software for which you have not paid.
  • Do NOT interface with other people's computer work or resources without authorization.
  • Do NOT snoop around in other people's files.
  • Do NOT appropriate other people's printer output.
  • Do NOT use a computer to bear false witness.
  • Do NOT spread computer viruses.
  • Do NOT view any material, text, graphics or sound that is considered abusive, profane, or sexually offensive to the average person.
  • Think about the social consequences of the programs you write.
  • Use a computer in ways that show consideration and respect.

All Computer Resources are the Property of the College of Southern Idaho
Please be aware that all usage of any CSI computer may be monitored by
CSI Computer Support Staff.
This Includes e-mail and Internet usage

Failure to abide by the "Computer Lab Guidelines" and/or the "Computer Ethics" may result in loss of computer privileges on the CSI campus, or other disciplinary actions including dismissal from CSI.

For additional information contact
CSI Computing Help Desk
(208) 732-6311