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, 3 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:

Saturday, Jun 19 Temporarily Closed
Sunday, Jun 20 Temporarily Closed
Monday, Jun 21 Temporarily Closed
Tuesday, Jun 22 Temporarily Closed
Wednesday, Jun 23 Temporarily Closed
Thursday, Jun 24 Temporarily Closed
Friday, Jun 25 Temporarily Closed

Regular Weekly Hours

The regular OCF hours are:

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

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: