Help for LabNet Users

LabNet provides technical support for many computer labs on the St. John's and Harlow campuses. You can access your LabNet files from off-campus, as well.

On-Campus LabNet labs remaining open as of March 24th, 2020

As stated in the MUN Newsline for March 23rd, with updates March 24th:

The following computer labs remain open for students who do not have personal computer access for remote learning:

  • C-2003 in the Chemistry/Physics Building, St. John's campus, open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends. Black and White printing is available at five cents a page. Please ensure there are funds available on your Campus Card before printing.
  • EN-3000 in the Engineering and Applied Science Building, St. John's campus, open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Printing not available.

Please note that we will be following the guidelines established by public health officials to ensure students practise social distancing in these rooms and we have enhanced cleaning protocols for these rooms. A maximum of ten people will be allowed in each room at any given time. If you have access to your own computer, please do not come to campus to use lab computers.

If you have a MUN Login account and need to create a corresponding labnet account, please go to labnet account creation.

Remote access

You can access your labnet files from off campus via the sftp protocol. sftp and scp are examples of linux programs that use this protocol. On Windows, WinSCP.

Remote login access to labnet servers is available via ssh on linux and MacOS and putty on Windows. Accessible servers are:

Please note that these are gateways only, not compute servers. Please SSH to other machines from there if necessary. Access to graphical applications on remote linux machines from a linux desktop is available by using "ssh -Y" for your connections.

Additional information including instructions for Macs available via the Commons.

How to get help

To reach systems staff for assistance, please send email to: