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Computer labs

To locate computer labs on both the downtown and Macdonald campuses, click here. In addition, printing facilities dot the University campus, and adapted computing facilities are available for students with disabilities.


Printing is very easy with the uPrint system which lets you use your McGill ID card to print and bills you monthly on your student account. You can even use it on your personal computer! You can find all the details here.

In the Macdonald Campus labs, you'll need to put money into a printing account before you can print. Note that this can only be done with a bank card; cash will not be accepted. You can top up your account at the Help Desk, or by using the small envelopes located on the door of room MS2-028A.

Adapted computing facilities

Operated by the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD), the Redpath Adaptive Lab (Redpath Library, Room 5-B) houses nine computers as well as printers and scanners, and offers adaptive computer training by appointment. Access is limited to students who need to use computers for academic reasons. To apply to use the lab or for more information, contact the OSD (Suite RS-56 of the Redpath Library, or 514-398-6009).

The lab features the following software:

  • Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • WordPerfect 2000
  • Zoomtext and MAGIC Large Print Software
  • JAWS Screen Reader
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech Recognition
  • Open Book Scanning
  • WYNN Scanning and Reading
  • Kurzweil Scanning and Reading
  • Inspiration
  • Internet access with IBM Home Page Reader
  • CCTV print enlargers and 4-track tape recorders are also available

Other adapted workstations equipped with scanners, voice synthesizers and screen-enlarging software are available at the following locations:

  • McLennan Library Reference
  • Howard Ross Management Library
  • Education Library
  • Music Library
  • Health Science Library
  • Schulich Library of Science and Engineering