Computer Lab Help Desk

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Computer Lab Accounts

Because the Quinney Computer Labs are not a USU open-access lab, access is limited to those students who are part of the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Funding for the labs come from the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and your QCNR class lab fees. The Labs may not be used for commercial, religious, political, funded-research or other illegal purposes. Recreational use is not supported or accommodated but may be tolerated so long as it does not interfere with the management, operation, or availability of lab resources for their intended educational purposes.

First Time Login

Enter your login information in the Secure Login area and click the Login button. Your username will always be your campus wide ID (A#). Your password will be your USU secure password. Once logged in you may customize your desktop to meet your needs. When logging out, close your web browser and shut down the computer to protect your identity.

File storage

You may temporarily store your files directly to your desk top. Excessive file storage, however, will slow down and eventually prohibit your login and operations. We suggest you a) save all files to a removable storage devise, or b) use Box@USU.

Printing Accounts

Each QCNR student begins the semester with a $5.00 print balance. Each printout will deduct from this balance at the rate of $.05 per page for black & white and $.10 per page for color. Under no circumstances will you be credited for prints made in mistake. You can print from any computer on the third floor of the Quinney Library. Although USU allows you to print from your laptop, this location is not a "Print Release Station". The closest station is in the Merrill-Cazier Library. The laser printers are equipped with 8 1/2" x 11" paper only. The lab is not equipped for printing other sizes.

To Establish Your Printing Account

Step 1) Log into the computer using your A# and password. Step 2) Log into the Papercut Application. Step 3) Send an email with your A# to This process will be repeated at the beginning of each semester.

Adding Money to Your Account

To add money to your printing account, simply go to the desk on the first floor of the Library. Payment must be with cash or check. Any unused balance on your account will not carry forward to subsequent semesters, and is not transferable.


Reserving the Lab

The Quinney Computer labs are available for hands-on training by QCNR instructors. Please check the schedule for information about room availability. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check with Patsy Palacios for reservations outside the normal lab hours to insure building access.


If specific software must be installed for your reserved class, requests should be made at least one week in advance. Only properly licensed software and media will be installed. Check here for a listing of software already installed on the machines. You will be responsible to test the functionality of the newly installed software.

Short Courses

Quinney Library computer labs are available for non-QCNR classroom events when classes are not in session. Please check the schedule for information about room availability.

  • There is a cost of $10.00 per head per day.
  • At lease one week's notice is required to allow for software installation, testing, and training if needed.
  • Please indicate at the time of the reservation if access codes will be required.
  • Please check with Patsy Palacios for reservations outside the normal lab hours to insure building access.
  • As a courtesy to the staff, please inform us of any changes and/or cancellations at least three-days prior to your reserved date.


Short course lab users that are not associated with the University will not have access to the printers.

File storage

Lab users may temporarily store files directly to your desk top. But be warned that as soon as the desktop computer is logged off and shut down those files will be lost. Saving to a removable device is highly recommended.