Student Access to Computing Resources

As a student at Augsburg you have access to several types of computing and online resources both on- and off-campus.

Computer Labs

There are open general-use labs in Urness Hall, Christensen Center, and the Gage level of the Lindell Library. Additionally any computer classroom is available for use when classes are not scheduled in the room. You can find computer classrooms in Foss Center, Sverdrup Hall, and the Hagfors Center.

Library Laptop Checkout

During the pandemic the library laptop fleet was greatly expanded. Laptops can be checked out for a semester at a time.  We have approximately 135 machines available for long term checkout. We will be prioritizing requests to students with financial need. To request a long-term laptop loan, fill out the Student Laptop Loan Request form.

Purchasing a Computer

The Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus has a limited supply of HP Chromebook computers on hand and available for purchase and pickup. Students may choose to purchase a laptop computer from the bookstore using personal funds or to explore having the expense billed to their bookstore account. While computers are listed on the Barnes & Noble website, students are highly encouraged to email bookstore manager Sam Gunters at to discuss a computer purchase before attempting to order one online.

What if I do not have internet where I live?

Augsburg has shifted to providing Mobile Hotspots as part of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.  To learn more about the process or to submit an application, please visit Augsburg’s EBB page.  All previously checked out hotspots will need to be returned prior to Fall Semester.

How can I access specialty software from off-campus?

The way you access specialty software may differ depending on what device you are using.  The following knowledge-base articles may be of assistance to you.