Q. How can I tell in advance if a computer lab will have free computers or not?
You can go to the new Manhattan College web application LabSeat and scroll down to the entry for the O'Malley Library. It will tell you how many of the computers are available in any lab at a given point, including how many are offline - either out of order or turned off. This can be useful at peak times so you can see which computer lab is most likely to have a seat for you.