New High-Tech Lab Available in Holland Library


WSU students will have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment, virtual-reality technology and on-the-fly video training with the soft launch of the Dimensions Lab in Holland Library on Sept. 8.

The lab, located on the first floor next to the microforms area, offers eight Windows and four Macintosh computers, large monitors and Adobe Creative Suite 6. Two Oculus Rift virtual-reality head-mounted display headsets and a kiosk for online video tutorials will be added soon.

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The new lab serves as a distraction-free environment for more intensive computer-based projects in engineering, physics, computer science, graphic design and more, said Beth Blakesley, WSU Libraries associate dean.

“During the fall, we’ll conduct focus groups to gather information about what other types of technology people want in the lab,” Blakesley said.