How to Find Where Software is Located in Open Computer Labs

SUNY New Paltz uses a free mobile app - LabFind - to search for specific campus software, hardware, scheduled hours, computer availability and directions to public computer labs.  Follow the instructions below to download and use LabFind for both iPhone and Android phones.

1.  From your cell phone's app store download LabFind.

labfind in app store








2. Type in your address, for example:
   *** Do not use your hawkmail email address.

insert address to activate LabFind

3. To verify your account, open the LabFind confirmation email sent to you.  It may be in your junk folder.  Select "Confirm your account."

confirm your account

4A. There are two ways to find lab software.  The first is to simply type the software name in the search box.

LabFind home page - search software

4B. The second way is to click on the "Apps" icon on the bottom of the home screen to bring up the list of software categories.

software search by category

4C. Click on the desired category to see the list of all lab software, for example- clicking on Mathematics, will bring up the following list:

app list within Mathematics category

5A. With either method clicking on the name of the app will bring up the number of computers and public labs with that app.

find specific labs with specific app

5B. Then click on "Find App" to bring up the list of lab locations.

list of labs with SPSS app

6A. Click on the lab name to get details about the lab and how to navigate to it.

step to get details about or directions to a lab

6B.  For example, navigation to the VH 115 lab from LC:

map from LC to VH 115

6C.  Details about the VH 115 lab include computer accessories/capabilities installed, for example: printers, a scanner, a copier and collaborative work space.

VH 115 lab details 

7A. If looking for specific hardware, in other words, Macs versus PCs, from the LabFind homepage click on the computers icon, then "By Hardware" and "Advanced Search.".

hardware search

7B.  Select the desired computer operating system and desktop or laptop.

select OS and computer type

7C. Sample results for a Mac computer search:

labs with Mac comptuers

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