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
  • 200 Level West (6 computers)
  • 500 Level (1 computer)
  • 705 (4 computers)

Avery Hall

  • 100 Level (1 computer)

Butler Library

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

Butler Library Stacks

  • Level 2 (1 computer)
  • Level 3 (1 computer)
  • Level 4 (1 computer)
  • Level 5 (1 computer)
  • Level 7 (1 computer)
  • Level 8 (1 computer)
  • Level 9 (1 computer)
  • Level 10 (1 computer)
  • Level 11 (1 computer)
  • Level 12 (1 computer)

Dodge Physical Fitness Center

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

Dodge Hall

  • 6th Floor (1 computer)
  • 7th Floor (2 computers)

Earl Hall

  • Lobby (2 computers)

International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

  • 323 Lehman Library (4 computers)
  • 300 Level East Language Research Center (2 computers)

ISSO (International Students and Scholars Office)

  • 100 Level (1 computer)

Kent Hall

  • 2nd Floor Lobby (12 computers)

Kraft Center

  • 300 Level Lounge (1 computer)

Lewisohn Hall

  • 300 Level Public Lounge (2 computers)

Mathematics Hall

  • 300 Level Public Lounge (2 computers)

Northwest Corner Building

  • 4th Floor (3 computers)

Philosophy Hall

  • Room 202 (3 computers)

Pupin Hall

  • 500 Level Hall (1 computer)

Schermerhorn Hall

  • 500 Level (2 computers)

School of Social Work

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

Studebaker

  • 400 Level (2 computers)
  • 500 Level (3 computers)

Watson Hall

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

Wien Hall

  • 100 Level (1 computer)

600 West 113th Street

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

Broadway Hall

  • Entrance Lobby (2 computers)

Carman Hall

  • 1st Floor (1 computer)

Claremont

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

East Campus

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)
  • 6th Floor (2 computers)

Furnald Hall

  • 1st Floor Lobby (1 computer)

Harmony Hall

  • 1st Floor entrance (1 computer)

John Jay Hall

  • Entrance Lobby (1 computer)

McBain Hall

  • 1st Floor (1 computer)

Schapiro Hall

  • Entrance Lobby (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.