Computer Access for Visitors

Library Workstations

Library workstations may be used by visitors. Access requires a user name and password, which is issued by the ID & Privileges Office in Regenstein Library. Information on Library workstations is available here.

Use of Library workstations is subject to the terms of the Library's policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources and the University's Eligibility and Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology.

Campus Wireless Network

While most guests may require a GNet ID to access the wireless network, depending on the type of visitor there may be other options for accessing the wireless network.

Name of network                                            Intended Users Who can provide access? Notes Where can I get more information?
Library Visitor Wireless Login (GNet ID) Library visitors with their own mobile devices
  • ID & Privileges Office
  • Crerar Library circulation
  • D'Angelo Law circulation
GNet IDs are designed for use in campus libraries, and provide access to most of the Library's subscribed resources as well as general internet access, and expire once a user's library privileges expire. Once you have a GNet ID, connect to the "uchicago" wireless network, open up a browser window, and enter your credentials. Contact ID & Privileges Office at 773-702-3344
Eduroam Campus visitors from other Eduroam institutions with their own mobile devices n/a Guests using Eduroam will have access to the same electronic resources as they would at their home institution.  For instructions on connecting, see this guide from University ITServices.

For help, contact ITServices.

For more information on Eduroam, visit

IT Services' Guest Wireless Network Guests of faculty or staff with their own mobile devices UChicago staff or faculty with a valid CNet or UCHAD ID The Guest Network allows faculty and full-time staff at the University of Chicago to sponsor guests on the wireless network by creating temporary accounts they may use for up to two weeks.  Access to the Library's subscribed resources is not included. For more information, see

Library Staff, the ID & Privileges Office, and IT Services Technical Support cannot offer end-user support or assistance in configuring devices to use the wireless network with a GNetID. Guest users are responsible for configuring and troubleshooting their wireless device if necessary.

Alumni of the University do not need GNet IDs, as they may claim their Alumni CNet ID which will provide access to the University wireless network while on campus.

GNet ID Requirements and Responsibilities

In order to issue a GNet ID, the Library requires a visitor meet the following requirements:  

We also expect the following from visitors using a GNet ID:

Meeting IDs

Attendees of  Library meetings, symposia, or other events that require wireless access may receive a Meeting ID which would allow them to access the internet during the duration of the event.  For information about obtaining a Meeting ID, contact IPO at 773-702-3344 or at least 5 days before the event.