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Library Services (Student View)

Open Area Computers

The PNW Library has open areas with computers and printers for students, faculty, and staff to use. Log into workstations using your Purdue Career Account. A custom profile is built for each user when logging into a Windows-based computer in a campus lab or classroom. Our computers are primarily a Windows environment but Apple computers are available in select locations on both campuses.

Hammond Open area has 2 printers

Westville Open area  has 1 Color printer  and 1 Black & White printer

Computer Labs (Electronic Classroom)

We welcome instructors to bring their students in for a day or two of on-site research, where the students are able to search and get the materials they need for their research reports. Students can use computers, and find books and articles on their topics. 

When not being used for Library instruction we have electronic classrooms with computers. Instructors can book a day or a couple of days for their class.

** They cannot be booked for the whole semester. For questions or booking please contact

  • Hammond SULB 214 or  262
    • Public Service Desk 219-989-2224 or librarycirc@pnw.edu 
  • Westville LSF 241
    • Susie Anderson or Liz Bunton 219-785-5248 or email PNW_IPN@pnw.edu

Laptops (For Student only)

Each campus library has a set of Dell Latitudes and Chromebooks for our PNW students to borrow. Laptops/Chromebooks can be checked out at the Public Service Desk. They are on a first come first serve basis and we do not allow holds. 

Borrowing a laptop

  • Laptops are available to students for semester checkouts
  • To borrow a laptop, you will need your student ID card
  • The laptop will have a specific login and password issued to you upon checkout
  • By borrowing a laptop, you are agreeing to the “User Declaration ”

Returning a laptop

  • Please return laptops to the PNW library
  • Laptop loans cannot be renewed, but if there is a different one available at the return you may check one out

Software Included

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  •  Microsoft Office 2016
  •  McAfee Anti-Virus