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Franklin College Office of Information Technology provides and supports several teaching classrooms and instructional labs.

Biosciences Learning Center

The Biosciences Learning Center, or BLC, is a computer lab with 39 Mac computers, with close proximity to a w?pa printing kiosk and a contains learning space featuring MediaScape collaboration stations. The BLC is supported by the Student Technology Fee. Any student with a UGA myID, regardless of major, may use the BLC.


The BLC is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to  7 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. We are closed for Maymester, but reopen for first and second summer session beginning in June. We close at 5 p.m. during the summer.



  • The BLC has Apple iMacs. Printing, via wepa kiosk, is available, as well as a ScannX scanning station.


  • There are a few current Biology textbooks that may be checked out inside the BLC. Sometimes we have one that can be checked out over-night. In addition we have other materials for check out to help you in your studies.

Lost and Found

  • Items left in lecture halls, labs and throughout the Biosciences building are turned in here. Stop by or email to inquire about missing items. We only hold onto items until the end of the semester, when they are donated or discarded. 

Other uses of the BLC

  • The BLC has a projector and two screens. Please submit a helpdesk ticket to request information and/or reserve this space.


  • The BLC employs four or five student workers in the fall and spring, and three or so in the summer. Openings are posted on DAWGLink just before or after classes begin. Visit the UGA Career Center site to create an account on DAWGLink.


406 Biosciences Building, on the same floor as the lecture halls.


Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center is located on the first floor of Gilbert Hall and contains two computer labs for instructional and self-study use as well as a conference room, a recording studio, and a research space. The LRC also provides instructional support including hands-on training and workshops and equipment checkout.

View from front  Close up of student computer desk

Photos of the student computer lab in Gilbert room 113. All desks have hidden computers.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. during fall, spring and summer semesters.


Gilbert 113 - Computer Classroom/Lab

  • This room is a 40 person classroom/computer lab. Each student desk has a Windows computer located in the hide-away table.  This lab is open to all unless there is a prior reservation.   Please submit a helpdesk ticket to request information and/or reserve this space.

Gilbert 119 - Research Lab

  • The equipment in this room is not available for general use. Please submit a helpdesk ticket to request information and/or access to this space.

Gilbert 120 - Recording Studio

  • The equipment in this room is not available for general use. Please submit a helpdesk ticket to request information and/or access to this space.

Gilbert 121 - Instructional Lab

  • Instructor work station: PC Desktop Computer, LCD Projection, Audio system
  • Student work stations: 12 PC Desktop Computers
  • Specialized Software: Audacity, Goldvarb, Praat, R, R Studio, Skype, VLC Media Player, Wordsmith

Gilbert 122 - Conference Room

  • Instructor work station: LCD Projection with a laptop connection


Teaching labs and research facilities may be reserved on a first come, first served basis no more than two weeks prior to the event date.

To reserve a room, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Requesting Access

Access to the Gilbert 121 instructional lab is restricted via keypad lock. Faculty requesting access (for themselves or on behalf of their students) may submit a helpdesk ticket including the name and last 4 digits of the CAN number for the individual needing access, or stop by our Instructional Technology Team office (located in Gilbert 102) between 8:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Student access codes are cleared each semester unless otherwise requested by the supervising faculty member.


First floor of Gilbert Hall