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CompLabs 

NU Library offers computing services with licensed hardware and software for students, faculty and staff use. 

There are more than 200 desktop computers and thin client models located across the libraries. Most of the computers are of general access and publicly available (non-classroom spaces). We also loan laptops and headphones at the service desk 2nd floor.

Printing is available through the Follow Me service: printing jobs may be sent from the Library computers and retrieved at any self-service print stations at NU. Please visit Print/Copy/Scan page for details.

Access to computers is provided on regular hours, however, some areas are open 24/7*:

Main Library

  • Big CompLab on the 2nd-floor is an adjacent space to a reading room and equipped with thin clients;
  • Small CompLab on the 2nd-floor is an adjacent space to a reading room and equipped with desktop PCs;
  • 3rd floor open shelves areas with thin clients to use
  • *Media Room (5e216) provides computer workstations equipped with special software supporting data analysis and research (Bloomberg terminals, microfiche reader, SPSS, Wolfram Mathematics).
  • *Collaborative space (5e238) offers partitioned desks with thin clients
  • CompLab (classroom 5e417) designed to support the library's hands-on training courses and in-depth student research needs.

Medical School Library

  • *Big Comp Lab (701) adjusted to the Reading room accommodates 48 thin clients
  • Small CompLab (701/5) with access to 12 desktop computers.

Please read Room capacity and equipment information

CompLabs Use Policy

  • The use of the complabs must comply with the Library Use Policy.
  • CompLabs are available on Monday-Friday at 8:30 am - 9:45 pm, on Saturday-Sunday at 11:00 am - 7:45 pm on a walk-in basis only.
  • ID is required to enter and remain in the rooms at night.
  • CompLabs are "living" and can not be reserved for classes.
  • The low conversation is welcome however be mindful of those working around you.
  • Use headphones when listening to music or watching videos.
  • Put your cell phone on vibrate. Keep phone conversations quiet and brief or step out of the room.
  • Clear belongings from the space, making it available to use when leaving a seat for more than one hour. Do not leave belongings to reserve a study space.
  • Snacks and covered drinks are allowed.
  • Leave the space tidy when you go, materials and personal items left unattended may be removed by library staff.
  • The Library accepts no responsibility for loss of personal items.
  • The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the room in the case of non-compliance with these policies.
  • Problems, concerns or policy violations may be reported to the Library front desk.

Computer Use Policy

  • Computers' and Internet use is managed in a manner consistent with NU Internet Policy, NU Regulation for collecting, processing, and protection of personal data, Library Use Policy.
  • Computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The exception is given to terminals with special software, you will need to book the workstations.
  • You have to sign in with your own NU credentials at the designated computers.
  • Visitors obtain the guest login and password from the librarians at the service desk. Otherwise, visitors may use their laptops and connect the Internet through NU Guest Wi-Fi.
  • No more than 2 persons will be allowed to work together at one computer.
  • The sessions are not limited in time unless 20 minutes of non-use, the computer will be automatically switched off.
  • To save your work you should bring a USB drive or upload to a web storage service such as Google Drive. All personal information and working documents are cleared from the desktop and Download folder after the session ends.
  • Maximum download size of files may be restricted.
  • There are Online Public Access Catalog (OPACs) computers throughout the library which may be used only to browse the catalog, search and locate the items.
  • Users may not modify computer or Internet settings, load programs or run unapproved software.
  • The library is not responsible for damage to disks, loss of data that may occur from the library’s computers.
  • Librarians cannot answer questions of a financial, legal, or medical nature, and fill out online forms for patrons.
  • Please report any problem or malfunction to the librarians at the front desk or to IT hepldesk at helpdesk@nu.edu.kz
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