Computers & Laptops

AUS Library’s Information Commons provides a range of computing options for students.

181 Computers Available in the Library

  • 101 Dell Optiplex 790 desktops on ground floor (see specs below)
    • 46 desktops in Information Commons (open area)
    • 4 express terminals
    • 26 (+ 1 instructor) desktops in Information Commons 1 (IC1)
    • 24 desktops in Information Commons 2 (IC2)
    • Accessibility workstation with braille keyboard, trackball mouse, and audio headset.
  • 34 Dell Optiplex 790 desktops on 1st floor
    • 4 express terminals
  • 42 laptops at Circulation Desk (3 hour checkout)

Use Available Computers to find a free desktop or laptop in the Library.

Scanners & Printers

  • 7 A4 scanners – 5 on ground floor, 2 on 1st floor
  • 1 A3 scanner on ground floor
  • 2 Digital senders on ground floor (scan to email, 40 pg/min, double sided scanning, pdf output)
  • Black & white and color printers and photocopiers


Library desktops and laptops are all loaded with a standard software package to meet the computing needs of most students.

Personal Laptops

At peak hours Library computers are very busy so students are encouraged to use their own laptops.

Wireless internet is available throughout the building. When connected to AUS_Wireless network, personal laptops can:

  • Access the internet and network folders
  • Print on Pharos enabled printers (Pharos client installation required)

The IC Help Desk offers help with configuring laptops for network and printing and distributes network cables. For more information please see Information Commons Help Desk.

Laptop User’s Agreement

Please refer to the AUS Library’s Laptop User’s Agreement for terms of use and guidelines for borrowing library laptops.
Borrowers are responsible and fiscally liable for all costs associated with damage, or replacement should a laptop be lost or stolen.

Please refer to the AUS Library’s Laptop User’s Agreement for a schedule of costs.

  • Info Commons Contact

    AUS Library, ground floor
    Open during library hours
    Tel: +971 6 515 2261
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