About CSIL

Serving students and faculty for nearly 30 years.

Welcome to the University of Chicago Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL)! Since 1989, CSIL has provided students, faculty, and university affiliates with a variety of computing services. Located on the first floor of the John Crerar Library, CSIL offers a wide range of services - from hardware support to computer software to minicourse lessons. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to reserve a lab.

Our Services

Lab Schedule

From RSO meetings to student-led workshops, CSIL hosts a wide variety of events. We also assist the CS department faculty by maintaining laboratory reservations for their classes. Check out our lab schedule above.


We offer free-of-charge minicourse sessions each quarter. Learn about systems, programming, media software, and more in a relaxed environment. Reservation is not required and documentation is provided.


CSIL is open to the public, but we do have many specific policies regarding priority of use, user file storage, printing, lost and found items, food, smoking, and more. Read more about our specific policies above.

Get in touch

For CSIL-related questions, please contact our Staff instead of Cosmos. You can find their areas of expertise and contact info on the staff page.
(773) 702-1082
5730 S Ellis Ave,
Chicago, IL 60637
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