Earlier this week I visited Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake, to check on progress for the new public computer center there that is being funded in part by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Public Computer Center grant that is being administered by Smart Chicago. There are already a number of computers available to the public at this location through this grant, and soon there will be a huge addition of public computers in the loop.
There are currently seven computers in the lobby of the building that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are 14 computers on the second floor available to the public and there are stations near the elevators on floors 4, 7, and 10.
Harold Washington College staff are now making plans to make the large, 135-station computer lab available to the public as well. Currently only available to students, this lab will soon have open hours for the public. The room includes printing stations and lab aides who can help troubleshoot any issues.
Stay tuned for more information on these public resources!