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About Computer Lab Student Access

IT Services supports computer labs on five campuses. There are two types of computer labs at BCIT – general access and restricted access.

General access labs

These labs are available for use by all BCIT staff and students. They are fully supported by IT Services and may be booked through the Timetabling department.

  • If no class is scheduled, they are available for use on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • If there is a scheduled class, the instructor may allow the (quiet) use of an unused computer. Use of an unused computer during a scheduled class is always at the discretion of the instructor.

All general access labs have an LCD data projector.

Restricted access labs

These labs are operated jointly by IT Services and department, or solely by a department. The department may make them available for classes in some circumstances – bookings are made through the department.

Restricted access labs may require an access code for entry. The department manages the access code.

Burnaby campus labs


Standard lab hours

Weekdays: 7.30 AM – 10.30 PM
Weekends & holidays: 7.30 AM – 5.30 PM

Late night lab hours

Open daily until 1:00 a.m.

Downtown Campus (DTC) labs

Student access

General purpose computer labs are accessible to BCIT students ONLY when they are not in use by other classes. Once a computer lab is scheduled on a particular evening, it will be considered “closed” for the night. Students will be required to check in at the Security Desk and show their BCIT ID Cards or other acceptable photo ID. Students are advised to call Security at 604-412-7600 to confirm availability prior to arrival.


Everyday: 6.00 AM – 10.00 PM

Aerospace & Technology Campus (ATC) labs


Standard Hours

Weekdays: 7.30 AM – 10.30 PM
Weekends & holidays: Closed

Marine campus (BMC) labs


Standard Hours

Weekdays: 7.30 AM – 7.00 PM
Weekends & holidays: Closed

Annacis Island campus

There are no general access labs on Annacis Island campus.

Summer 2023 lab computer replacements

Below is a list of planned lab computer replacements for the summer of 2023. More information: Summer 2023 Lab and Hardware Changes