The best thing about the computers at Birmingham-Southern is that the majority of them are brand new. Although the IT staff does not have a very visible presence on campus, because their office is located in the basement (or the dungeon, some say) of the Harbert building, they are quick to respond to e-mails through their Helpdesk Web site (helpdesk.bsc.edu). When new students arrive on campus, each computer is whisked away for a 24-hour period so that they can configure them to work with the network properly. If your computer situation changes during the year, they are willing to reconfigure your new setup as well. They also equip each computer with Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition, and periodically send out e-mails informing students and faculty of any known computer viruses or threats that they should be aware of.
If you're prone to be a late-night studier, then the in-dorm labs will be a convenient option for you. All of the dorms are equipped with computer labs and printers. Sometimes the printers are on the fritz or are out of paper, but usually within a day or so, they are in working shape again. While having your own personal computer may be easy, there is certainly not a lack of accessible computers on campus.