The Centre computer network is rarely down, except for posted servicing times. The Information Technology Services (ITS) is a huge asset of Centre's; besides being generally helpful, they also load anti-virus software (for free) on student-owned machines at the beginning of the school year. They have student workers who will come plug in your printer cables when you think your printer is broken, or figure out how to uninstall the 50,000 pop-ups you've suddenly added to your laptop, all at your convenience. There is also an online help desk that ITS maintains for questions about your own computer or Centre's lab computers.
Most lab computers are loaded with all the software you will ever need to complete a project, although for more specialized needs, such as the GSS survey for a sociology class or the Linux machines for computer science homework, you might have to go to a specific lab. Just the fact that Centre keeps their labs up-to-date with both hardware and software shows ITS's dedication to serving the student body. Although the labs are well-maintained throughout the year, there is a tendency for them to fill up during midterm or final time. As far as printing concerns, each student gets a generous amount of printouts, but the labs are sometimes out of paper (again, especially during midterms and finals) and hiking across campus to three different labs before you find one with paper can be a pain.