Computers and Printing

University students, faculty, and staff may use the library scanners, copiers, printers, PC laptops, Macs, and Desktop PCs with a variety of software in support of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavors at Metro State University. Some equipment is available for checkout, as described below.

Library Computer Labs

1st floor computers

  • 28 desktop PCs
  • 2 Macs

2nd floor computers

  • 24 desktop PCs


Lists of the software on library lab computers can be found as PDFs attached at the bottom of this page on Academic Software.

Students can access lab computer software remotely through the Virtual Computer Lab. For assistance with login, installation, and use, see Metro’s Technology Services’ knowledge base articles about the Virtual Lab. 

Loaner Laptop Program

Students can check out a Dell PC laptop, due on the last day of the semester. To reserve, email your name and TechID (8-digit number on the front of your student ID) to You may also phone 651.793.1634 or stop by the first-floor desk of the library to inquire.  


Library printing, both black-and-white and color, is free to all current students and employees. Scanner/printer/copier machines are available on both floors. Select printer “Metro-Print” and release your job from any machine.

Wireless printing is available for any device connected to the Eduroam wireless network by using WebPrint. See these detailed printing instructions

Equipment for Checkout

To see how long an item can be checked out, please look at the Loan Periods on
Checkouts and Renewals.

Equipment/model Check availability
ChromeBooks: Dell Chromebook 3380 Library 1st Floor
Calculator: Texas BA II Plus Library 1st Floor
Canon PowerShot A1100 Library 1st Floor
Flip video camera: Vivitar DVR 426HD Library 1st Floor

Accessibility Equipment

Equipment/model Check availability
Livescribe echo smartpen Library 1st Floor
Hearing helper: William sound Library 1st Floor
Voice recorder: Sony ICD-PX312 Library 1st Floor

Available to community members

  • 4 desktop PCs (first floor) – 2 (60 minute) login/reservations per day
  • 2 Chromebooks
  • Printing:
    • Black-and-white printing: $0.15 per page
    • Color printing: $0.75 per page.