The John M. Pfau Library has a wide variety of computing equipment for use by CSUSB students, faculty, and staff whenever the library is open. The computers near the Research Assistance Desk also may be used by the general public, please see our Library Terminals Use Policy for complete details.

For more information on available hardware and software, including ADA accessible equipment, see Computer Locations.

Additional Equipment Available for Check Out

Laptops are available to CSUSB students at the Check-Out Desk for a four-hour loan. They print wirelessly to Printer 3 at the Research Assistance Desk. Read more about the Laptop Lending Program.

Go to the Library Multimedia Center (LMMC) in PL-5005 to check out iPads. Read more about the iPad Lending Program.

Calculators are at the Check-Out Desk on the 1st floor. Read more about the Calculator Lending Program.

Powermat charging rings are at the Check-Out Desk. We have 10 rings each for Android/Windows (turquoise), iOS (white), and older 30-pin phones (black). Read more about Powermat at CSUSB.


Electrical outlets are located throughout the library. Most of the study cubicles have electrical outlets around the base of each unit. Please do not place your power cords where people can trip over them.

Wireless Network

Wireless Internet access is available for CSUSB users throughout the library building and in most buildings on campus. Read the Wireless Network FAQs. Guests, please be advised that the campus wireless network is restricted and requires a login. Contact the CSUSB Technology Support Center (909-537-7677) to obtain a guest password for a brief period of time.

Wireless Printing

Printer 3 is available for wireless printing. It is located on the north side of the Research Assistance Desk, on the first floor of Pfau Library. Some set up is required. See Wireless Printing for details.

Public Scanners

Two Scannx specialized book scanners for public use are located in the Copy Machines room on the 1st floor. can save a file for free to a USB drive, smartphone, or Google Drive. You also can print (normal printing charges apply).

Two specialized book scanners in the Copy Machines Room, 1st floor.