The Tech Desk at Lathrop Library


General Hours of Operation

Tresidder Lair:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

The Tech Lounge and Tech Desk Summer Hours (through September 19):
Monday - Friday, 1PM - 5 PM

The Tech Lounge, Tech Desk and Digital Language Lab Regular Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8:45AM - 12 midnight (or 9PM during Summer Quarter)
Fri: 8:45AM - 5PM
Sat: 1 PM - 5 PM
Sun: 1 PM - 12 midnight (or 9PM during Summer Quarter)

During Intersession periods, the first floor is open Mon-Fri 1-5PM and closed Sat-Sun. Please check Stanford Library Hours for holiday hours and other recent updates.

Tech Desk Services

  • Equipment Checkout: Camcorders, projectors, laptops, and a variety of other multimedia equipment available for free checkout with your valid SUID card.
  • Poster Printing: A poster printing service for your conference and presentation needs. Credit card and Stanford Card Plan accepted.
  • Lost and Found: Left something at The Tech Lounge?
  • Late Fees: To dispute late fees.

Multimedia Consultations

Many student consultants who work at the The Tech Desk are trained in image, audio, and video editing applications, in support of the Multimedia Studio and the Multimedia Production class (CS2C). Please feel free to drop-in during our Hours of Operation or write to and include a detailed description of your project and what kind of help you may need. We will do our best to provide you with the resources you need to move forward. One online resource available to all Stanford affiliates is the Acomp Website.

You can also drop in during our Multimedia Services Manager's Open Office Hours. Erin Scott is usually located in create:space during those times.
Tuesdays, 4-6PM
Fridays, 3-5PM

RCC Desk Services

RCCs at the Tech Desk can diagnose problems and attempt to fix quick issues with personal laptops. However more involved problems will be directed to the local designated RCC for campus residents (see the RCC Directory).

For RCC/Personal Computer support hours at the The Tech Desk, please look for the red badge at

If you are looking for help on registering your computer to get on the Stanford network, please see

Faculty Consultations

The Academic Technology Lab (ATL) is a resource center for Stanford University faculty members, instructors and teaching assistants interested in using technology to improve teaching, learning and research at Stanford. Please contact Paul Zenke, the Academic Technology Lab Manager, to schedule an appointment

Computer Access

All Academic Computing clusters require a valid SUNet account for login. If you need to request access, consult

Wireless access is available in most parts of campus. For networking help, please click on the Network Connections page.

Services and Facilities Links

Computing Spaces: Computing facilities in Lathrop Library, Tresidder Student Union, and student residences.

Conference Services: Resources for conference attendees wishing to use our computing resources.

Digital Language Lab: Multilingual computing environment on the first floor of Lathrop Library.

create:space A makerspace open to the whole Stanford Community


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