Public computers

Using public computers

Computers are available for public use on the 1st floor of the Main Library during public hours. The computer area has printers and a scanner nearby. Learn more about what you can access at the library.

Get a computer card

You'll need to get a computer card on the 1st floor of the Main Library at the Ask Us desk. You must present a photo ID and be 15 years of age or older.

Notify a staff member if your computer card is lost or stolen.

Use a computer

If a computer is available, sign in using the number listed on the bottom of your computer card.

The computer will automatically sign you out at the end of a 60-minute session or if left idle for 20 minutes. If other public computers are available after your session, you may request another 60-minute session. 

You may be asked, either in person or through the desktop message system, to vacate a computer if UA students, faculty, or staff are waiting for it.

Reserve a computer

You can reserve one 60-minute session per day up to 3 days in advance. Your reservation will be honored up to 10 minutes after your scheduled start time. Missed reservations do not count against the limit of one session per day.

We reserve the right to cancel reservations when computers are needed by the UA community or when equipment is in down for repair. 

Privacy & data

Our reservation software only monitors your time on the computers—it does not monitor your activities. However, you are expected to follow our Code of Conduct. 

Data on who used which computer, including expired reservations, will be removed automatically each day. If you restart the computer, all information and files left on the computer will be deleted except for files saved in the T:\ Drive, which is cleared periodically.