• Concourse Computer Lab

    Computer Labs

    IQSS hosts multiple state-of-the-art computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff.

  • IQSS Lab Helpdesk

    Computer Labs - Helpdesk

    The Lab Helpdesk is here to sign our users up for access, offer items for checkout, and to offer assistance.

  • K018 IQSS Training Room

    Public Lab - Training Room

    IQSS hosts multiple state-of-the-art public computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff

  • K301 Computer Lab

    Public Lab

    IQSS hosts multiple state-of-the-art public computing labs for faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, students, and staff

  • Study Tables

    Computer Labs - Enjoy our study tables that provide a nice, office-like environment to help you get your work done.

Latest News

Standing Desks

June 13, 2019

We have now added additional standing desks to our main labs.  Both our K301 and Concourse labs now have three standing desks available, including one in each lab dedicated to our study tables/laptop stations. 

If there are things you would like to see added to our labs, please let us know.

New Desktop Power Strips

February 6, 2019
We have just deployed all new power strips to the majority of our desktops in the Concourse and K301 Labs. These new strips are made by Anker, and have two regular plugs, two 12W USB-A ports, and one 30W USB-C port. You can find out more about them here.   Read more about New Desktop Power Strips

2018 Macbook Air Available for Checkout

January 30, 2019

We now have brand new 2018 Macbook Airs available for checkout. These comptuers have replaced out aging 2013 models and are available to Faculty, Staff or Harvard student (with valid Harvard ID).

Like all our check out items, we only make them available for single day checkout and they must be returned by our close of business.

If there are other items you believe we should have available for checkout, please let us know.

- IQSS Lab Helpdesk

Winter Break Updates

December 12, 2018


Due to Winter Break, our helpdesk hours will be changing. Please check the helpdesk Window for daily closing times.

Item Checkout Availability: 

Starting Wednesday, December 19th item checkouts will be closed. We will reopen checkouts on January 2nd. 

Account Signups:

Account creation will be unavailable from December 21st at 5PM  through January 2nd at 9AM.

We wish all of you a Happy 2019.

- IQSS Computer Lab Staff

New Training Room Computers

October 19, 2018

We have just released all new Optiplex 7460 AiO's for our K018 training classroom. These Windows 10 based machines have basically the same list of applications available as our lab machines (excluding Autodesk and Rhino), and are much faster than our older 2013 iMacs. For specs on these machines please see ourworkstation page.

Interested in using our training room? Please check out the the classroom ...

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New Lab Computers

October 11, 2018

We have now deployed new Dell OptiPlex 7050s running Windows 10 to all of our labs, replacing the aging fleet of OptiPlex 9020s. These machines are using Nvidia based video cards, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, making these machines solid.

For a list of software available on these computers, please see our...

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