Computing Areas

The CUIMC IT Service Desk manages computing areas at the CUIMC campus. They are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Hammer Health Sciences building, including the Library. Computers in these areas are:

Loaner laptop kiosks with Windows 10 laptops are available for checkout by students on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are located in the Hammer building and Vagelos Education Center; valid Columbia ID is required.

Locations and Hours

All locations require a Columbia or NYPH ID for access. All areas can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Computer Lab or Cluster Location Resources
HS Library Lobby/Knowledge Center Hammer Building, Lobby Level
Health Sciences Library
701 West 168th Street

24 Windows 10 computers
11 iMac computers
2 black and white Pharos printers
1 color Pharos printer

24 Hour Room (enter from the Library Knowledge Center) Hammer Building
Entrance to the Health Sciences Library
701 West 168th Street

10 Windows 10 computers
10 iMac computers
1 black and white Pharos printer
1 color Pharos printer
1 multi function Pharos printer (copy capability)


Computers and Printing

High speed laser jet printing is available in all areas via the Pharos printing system, please see the Pharos Printer Locations for a full list.

Applications and Software

All computers have a number of software programs installed that allow for web browsing, word processing, data analysis, chart, graphic, and presentation creation, image editing, network file transfers, and curriculum support. For a full list of installed software and details on how to request additional software installation on the computers, please see Lab and Classroom Technology.

Data saving and transfer

All computers will allow you to use a personal USB key to save files and data. Some older model Windows 10 computers have disc drives with the ability to burn discs. IMPORTANT: The computers erase all data saved to the hard drive (My Documents, C: drive, etc) when restarted. Please save your work to your own media or a network drive as you go to avoid losing it if the computer freezes or crashes and has to restart.


Wireless network access is available on all floors of Hammer, in Bard Hall, the Towers, School of Nursing and many other locations on campus.  If using your own computer you must follow Mercury wireless registration and set up steps..

Technical Support

The CUIMC IT Service Desk is also located in the Hammer Building LL1-118. Staff at the can provide initial troubleshooting for technical problems, and answer questions regarding IT resources on campus. Students can purchase USB keys and additional printer pages here as well.

Noise Level and Food and Drink Rules

Food and Drink

Noise Levels and Cell Phone Use