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Computer lab

The OCF computer lab consists of 29 workstations running Debian Linux. They are maintained by OCF volunteer staff who operate the servers, workstations, and networking gear that helps the lab run.

The computer lab contains 3 scanners, 2 standing desks, and a Blu-ray/DVD/CD reader/writer.

OCF computers include free and open-source software such as LibreOffice (similar to Microsoft Office), GIMP (similar to Adobe Photoshop), and more.

For details about printing in the lab, see Printing.

Location

The OCF computer lab is located in 171 MLK Student Union. It can be accessed through the main MLK building or via the tunnel by the stairs between Upper and Lower Sproul.

To enter the lab, bring a valid student identification card; you will be asked to show it.

Hours

Please note that our hours are all Berkeley Time, as the front desk staff are student employees and may have classes before opening times. Hours for the next week are:

Monday, Feb 18 Closed All Day (Presidents' Day)
Tuesday, Feb 19 9am–6pm (Early Lab Closure)
Wednesday, Feb 20 9am–6pm (FAFSA/DREAM Act Workshop)
Thursday, Feb 21 9am–8pm
Friday, Feb 22 9am–6pm
Saturday, Feb 23 9am–8pm
Sunday, Feb 24 9am–8pm

Regular Weekly Hours

The regular OCF hours are:

Sunday9am–8pm
Monday9am–6pm
Tuesday9am–8pm
Wednesday9am–8pm
Thursday9am–8pm
Friday9am–6pm
Saturday9am–8pm

Holidays

Current and future holidays are listed below. Note that holiday hours may change, so you should check back closer to the holiday.

Feb 18, 2019 Presidents' Day Closed All Day
Feb 19, 2019 Early Lab Closure 9am–6pm
Feb 20, 2019 FAFSA/DREAM Act Workshop 9am–6pm
Feb 28, 2019 FAFSA/DREAM Act Workshop 9am–6pm

Need help from an OCF staffer?

OCF staff are student volunteers who are usually not present in the lab.

The front desk staff can help with basic troubleshooting, but for technical or organization-related questions, it would be better to either chat with an OCF volunteer staffer during staff hours or contact us via email.

Having trouble finding the entrance?

Here's how to get there, starting from Upper Sproul: