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Library Information

Group Study Areas

Small Group Study Areas

Group study graphicThe Library has five partitioned areas for students to meet in groups and work with reversible chalkboards/white boards.   These areas have priority to study groups of TWO or more and are available at a first come, first serve basis. 


Quiet Study Area

The Library now provides a strictly quiet study area in Rooms 107A and B. There are a number of desk spaces that also include a number of outlets for laptops or pads.  This area requires no sign up.  Like all other areas in the Library, food or drink is not allowed.  At times, this space may not be available due to a library class or event.

Student Computer Lab

Chabot College Library is home to a student computing lab in the Mezzanine (the second floor of the library). Currently enrolled Chabot and Las Positas students have access to 107 PC computers and one MAC computer with two connected to a scanner.   One of the computers is ADA compliant and specially equipped for students with disabilities (includes Kurzweil and Jaws.  Note: More are available in the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)).  All you need is your W ID to log in. All computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2013. To get directions on printing in the library, visit the How Do I Print Page.


  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Lync, Visio)
  • Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Mircrocase Student Explorit
  • Itunes
  • Most Common Browser Plug-ins (Quicktime, Java, Adobe Flash Player, Active X, Adobe Shockwave, and Silverlight)


  • Internet chats, messengers, games, and usenet are prohibited.
  • Changing any setting on any machine is prohibited.
  • Food and drink are not allowed.
  • Downloading any software is prohibited, whether it be from your disk or from the Web.
  • Printing is ten cents per page.
  • Any conversations in this study area should be kept to a minimum.
  • No other ID other than a CURRENT Chabot/Las Positas College ID will be accepted.
  • Computers are designated for academic use only.
  • Lab assistants can not repair hardware/software issues.