There are computers available on every floor of the library; the main labs are on the 2nd and 3rd floors. They are equipped with Windows, Microsoft Office, SPSS, web browsers, and assorted other programs.
Chester Fritz Library has three collaborative workstations for group work available in some of the study rooms. Each workstation is mounted on a mobile cart with a 46-inch display. The workstations include a wireless keyboard and mouse. A webcam is integrated into each workstation for video group chat and conferencing. Additional software is available on Citrix.
Scanners are available on the 2nd floor, plus a specialized book scanner on the 4th floor in the Special Collections department. See scanning for more details.
The labs are open whenever the library is open.
Guest Computer Access
Guests may request access to library computers by asking for a temporary account at the Ask a Librarian Desk (during regular Ask a Librarian desk hours) or the Access Services desk on nights and weekends when the Ask a Librarian Desk is closed. You will need to provide a photo ID and either your email address or a phone number for verification. Guest access may be requested for a maximum of 30 days. If you would like to renew your guest pass, you will need to bring your photo ID to one of the service desks as noted above and request a renewal.
Who needs to request guest access to use library computers?
Emeritus and retired faculty/staff, alumni, and community members will need to request a temporary account. After affiliation with the University ends (e.g., retirement or graduation), a user's University account will be deactivated by University IT and will no longer work as a campus login.
Wireless Guest Access
If you are using your own device and would like wireless internet access, you may self-register for a temporary wireless network account. You will need a mobile phone in order to receive your verification and sign-in credentials. For questions or problems arising from using wireless guest access, contact the University IT Help Desk.
If you need help with the computers, scanners, or printers, ask at the Access Services or Ask a Librarian service desks on the second floor.