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Access to computers & software

Andruss Library has over 250 desktop computers* with standard Microsoft Office software as well as over 20 laptops that can be checked out for use within the Library.

Who has access to the library's computers and how?

  • Faculty, staff, and students log onto computers using their HuskyID username and password. 
  • Pennsylvania residents log on using their first and last name as the username (john.doe) and their 14-digit library number as their password.

*A computer in each lobby area by the elevators is reserved for searching the Library catalog (PILOT).This computer does not require a username/password and is limited to certain university and government websites. Printing is NOT available from these computers.

Specialized Software & RemoteApp

The University provides access to many software programs. Most programs are now accessible using 'RemoteApp' while some software programs that are required for classes are available only on specific computers, like the specialized software computers on the 3rd floor of the Library.

How do I access the software?

  • Software on the Remote App can be accessed from any University computer. Follow the directions here (written for library users) or here (written for general users).
  • Software installed on the 3rd floor of the Library changes each semester/session, so check here for the most recent list.

More information about the wireless network and wireless printing

Technology Tutorials

    Over 1,500 courses and 85,000 individual online video tutorials on common and specialized software applications. Also accessible via mobile devices. Instructions on how to use are available here.
  • Computer Competencies
    This 20-minute tutorial walks you through the most frequently used computer tasks that you will need to know while at Bloomsburg University. Jump to the section you need: Your Computer, Online Savvy, Bloomsburg Technology Support, Microsoft Word, Introduction to PowerPoint, Excel, Additional Information (HELP! I can't find my document!) & Bloomsburg Help


Need help with your computer or laptop? Come to the 1st floor desk in the Library where a Lab Consultant can help you, or call 570-389-5559.

Other helpful info:

  • LabStats
    This displays HP Computers (only!) in the Library and Kehr Union that are available and occupied
  • P Drive (network drive)
    Information on the personal network space for all BU community members. The P drive has 2.5GB of space and is web accessible.
  • Registering Laptop
    This page automatically comes up when you try to open a web site in your web browser on the computer/device you wish to register.
  • RemoteApp
    Access a variety of specialized software programs licensed on campus through Remote App by following the instructions on this page. See a list of the available software on this page, too.
  • Reset /Change Password
    This page is for students with an active Husky ID.
  • Residential Computing
    This office provides computer and technology support for students who live in the residence halls. Visit their website for locations and hours
  • Saving your work
    Important advice on how not to lose your work
  • Student Technology Support
    Important information for students on computing, printing, and more at BU.
  • Wireless Network
    Information on the 2 wireless networks on campus:bloomu (only for faculty/staff/students) and bloomu-guest (only for guests).
  • Wireless Printing
    Instructions for how to print from your laptop.
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