In response to student requests for more computers with specialized software to be available, the library is piloting open Anderson Labs from 5 p.m. until closing on weeknights and during normal library hours on the weekends. During these times, any current member of the WPI community will be able to use the computers in the Anderson Labs and no advance reservations are required or permitted. While the labs will be available during these times, please be advised that like the Tech Suites, the Anderson Labs close a half-hour before the rest of the building so that the rooms can be secured.
During the Monday – Friday business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Anderson Labs will continue to be rooms that can be reserved in advance by WPI faculty and staff only. Students will not be permitted to reserve the labs for weekday daytime use. However, students can inquire in person at the Tech Suite Reservation Station to see if any one-hour timeslots are available at the exact date and time of their desired meeting time. The express Tech Suites (206 A and B) are also available for this purpose.
By providing increased access to Anderson Labs, we hope that many more students will be able to take advantage of the additional computers and specialized software that is available. Please note that anyone who uses the labs must adhere to the WPI AUP at all times. We will be evaluating the open labs pilot at the end of D-term to determine its success. In the meantime, please let us know what you think!