In early 1984, Apple Computer released the Macintosh (the company’s first mass-market personal computer) featuring 1MB of RAM, a floppy disk drive and a mouse. By the end of 1985, the ACU campus had received a Macintosh and located it in the Department of Chemistry.

A year or two later, the first local area network on campus was installed creating an AppleTalk network for the growing number of Macs and inkjet printers in the Chemistry Department.

In recent years, ACU has been recognized as an “Apple Distinguished School” due to its implementation of a vision for the campus-wide use of mobile technology to support student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. 

The Special Collections and Archives department, located on the first floor of the library, acquires, preserves and promotes historical materials, such as campus items that have historical value like the 1984 Apple Macintosh Computer.