General Lab Information - NIU - Division of Information Technology



Labs/Smart Classrooms

General Lab Information

Every lab has at least
one charging station


Lab Locations and Hours

Available Applications in Labs

All computers in IT Labs are PC's except for 6 Macs in the Art Building Lab, AB 217.

You need your Z-ID and password

Know your Z-ID and password.  You may be required to show your OneCard and you are required to adhere to the NIU Acceptable Use Policy


Lab rules

No cellular phones, food or beverages are permitted in the labs.

IT Academic Computing Operations and Support staff reserve the right to ask users to leave the lab for non-compliance with the posted lab policies and/or any behavior disruptive to the lab environment. Non-compliant users may also be subject to disciplinary action by the NIU Judicial Office.


Most IT labs are wheelchair-accessible and most have workstations that accommodate students who are blind or visually impaired.

Adaptive Technology in IT computing labs

Directions to accessible restrooms

Lab attendants

Lab attendants help students access applications and data. They DO NOT help with homework.

The IT computer labs employ approximately 75 students to work as lab attendants and supervisors. These jobs provide not only some cash, but a valuable entry on a resume. Apply at Lab Employment.

For more information about working in the IT computer labs, contact the ACOS Office at or 815-753-5700.