Public Kiosks

Public computers for reading email, browsing the web and other Internet activities

Also known as Public Kiosk Computer Stations, CNET, ColumbiaNet

ColumbiaNet (CNET) kiosk computers provide easy access to a wide variety of campus information, email, Internet and allow you to transfer data from USB drives. Placed in lobbies, libraries, and lounges across campus, they are accessible to anyone at Columbia. While convenient, these stations are primarily used for quick access to the Internet and Microsoft Office. If you need to use a computer for an extended period of time, computer clusters and labs are located throughout campus.

Kiosk Locations

Alfred Lerner Hall
  • 100-East (6 computers)
  • 200-West (6 computers)
  • 500-Level (3 computers)
  • 705 (4 computers)

Avery

  • 100-Level (1 computer)

Butler Library

  • Entrance Lobby (4 computers)
  • 208 Reading Room (4 computers)
  • 214 Coffee Lounge (4 computers)
  • 300-Level Circulation Desk (6 computers)
  • 301 Reading Room (2 computers)
  • 303 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 401 Reading Room (2 computers)
  • 403 Reading Room (3 computers)
  • 406 Reading Room (2 computers)
  • 502 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 503 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 504 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 602 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 607 Reading Room (1 computer)
  • 654 Library (1 computer)

Dodge Gym

  • Entrance Lobby (6 computers)

Dodge Hall

  • 6th Floor (1 computer)

Earl Hall

  • Lobby (2 computers)

International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

  • 300-Level Lehman Library (6 computers)

I.S.S.O

  • 100 Level (1 computer)

Kent Hall

  • 2nd Floor Lobby (12 computers)

Kraft Center

  • 300-Level Lounge (1 computer)

Lewisohn

  • 300-Level Public Lounge (2 computers)

Philosophy

  • 202 (3 computers)

Pupin Hall

  • 500-Level Hall (2 computers)

Schermerhorn Hall

  • 601 Library (1 computer)
  • 500-Level (2 computers)

Social Work

  • 000-Level (2 computers)
  • 400-Level Hall (2 computers)
  • 500-Level Hall (4 computers)

Studebaker

  • 400 Level (2 computers)
  • 500 Level (2 computers)

Watson Hall

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

600 W 113th St

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

Broadway

  • Entrance Lobby (2 computers)

Carman

  • 1st Floor (2 computers)

East Campus

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

East Campus

  • 2nd Floor Lounge (2 computers)

Furnald

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

Hartley

  • 1st Floor entrance (1 computer)

Harmony Hall

  • 1st Floor entrance (1 computer)

John Jay

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

Schapiro Hall

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

Wallach Hall

  • Room 125 (1 computer)

Kiosk Security

Documents and sensitive data should not be saved locally on kiosk computers, as these machines are publicly accessible. For your protection, CNET stations automatically log out after 3 minutes of inactivity and the data you download or save is purged upon manual or automatic logout.

Kiosk Software

The ColumbiaNet Stations run a heavily locked down version of Microsoft Windows 7. The stations have USB drive support, allowing users to view, create, edit, print and save files to and from USB drives. The following software is installed on all kiosks:

  • Firefox: Web browser
  • Acrobat Reader: View and print PDF files
  • Microsoft Office: Create, view, edit and print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Plugins: Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Real Player, Zotero

ColumbiaNet stations can easily be customized for specific locations, for example if your department would like to use a different homepage or button. Email cnet-dev@columbia.edu for more information.