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User Services : Listening Lab

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library's User Services Page

Contact the Listening Lab

Contact the Listening Lab by calling (256) 782-8494.

Hours of Operation

Day Time
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 3:30 AM - 10:30 PM


During periods when classes are not in session, the Library is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library's Listening Lab

The Listening Lab is located on the 6th floor of the Houston Cole Library. It provides the University community with a laboratory environment in which to listen/view albums, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and Internet multimedia.

Linda, Listening Lab Assistant

General Information

  What equipment does the Listening Lab have available for use?

The Listening Lab houses the following equipment for in-house use by Library patrons:

  • 4 cassette players/recorders
  • 2 turntables
  • 3 CD players
  • 2 VCRs
  • 1 television
  • 1 LaserDisc player
  • 4 desktop computers
  • 9 headphones

  I’m not a JSU student. Am I able to use the Listening Lab?

Yes. However, JSU students have first priority for usage of equipment.

  Can I use the Listening Lab to listen or view materials not related to class work?

Yes. Library patrons may use the Listening Lab to listen or view Library owned materials or personal material. However, JSU students working on class assignments have first priority for usage of equipment.

  I am vision impaired. Does the Listening Lab offer ZoomText software?

The Listening Lab has installed ZoomText software on four computers for use by vision impaired patrons. The use of ZoomText requires checkout of a USB flash drive for use only in the Listening Lab. The device can be checked out for a three-hour period, and may be renewed if no one else is waiting to use ZoomText. The flash drive, and its accompanying software, is available for use by the general public, as well as JSU-affiliated patrons, when Listening Lab staff are available. Checkout of the flash drive requires a photo identification card, such as a JSU ID, driver’s license or other form of identification. Non-JSU-affiliated patrons are required to sign a log and have their ID held during checkout. JSU students who need further assistance with ZoomText will be referred to Disability Support Services.