Hastings Electronic Learning Center

With the cooperation of West Texas A&M University and Hastings Entertainment, Inc., the Hastings Electronic Learning Center was opened in September 1998. The Hastings Electronic Learning Center offers numerous facilities and opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of West Texas A&M University (WTAMU). 


The Hastings Electronic Learning Center is home to approximately 350 computers that are stationed throughout the five classrooms, an open-access computer lab, two compressed video classrooms, a compressed video conference room, instructional support areas and offices.  The recently remodeled north and south common areas provide comfortable seating and space for individual or group study sessions.

State-of-the-art computerized PC and Macintosh classrooms are provided for WTAMU faculty, staff and students in the Hastings Electronic Learning Center. The classrooms are considered part of the Open Access Lab and are available to students when classes are not in session.

Scheduling for classes to be held in one of the computerized classrooms is on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information or assistance scheduling a room, call 806-651-1240.

Hours of Operation

At this time, the open access lab at the Hastings Electronic Learning Center is available through reservation only with limited hours and availability. The open access lab at Harrington Acdemic Hall is now closed. Social distancing requirements will be in effect as required by the University's response to COVID-19, with a maximum of 10 students in the lab at any given time.

Students should register to reserve a workspace with their student email address and indicate their student id number in the reservation notes. To book a reservation at either open access lab, please use our new reservation system available at this link. Please add any special requests (iMac, software, etc..) in the reservation notes.

10 computer spaces for the HELC from 7:30a-5p, Mon - Fri only.

You will need your Buffalo Gold Card to be assigned a computer and gain access to your print jobs. A member of the ITSC will escort you into the lab at the time of your reservation.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff working on campus during this challenging time.

Available Hardware

Available Software

To request services from any Information Technology unit, please contact the Information Technology Service Center at extension 4357 (HELP).