Computer Access for Visitors

Library Computers

Library computers may be used by visitors with guest credentials. Guest credentials can be issued by the ID & Privileges Office as well as all circulation desks. See Library Computers for more Information.

Use of Library computers 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.

Wireless Networks on Campus

While most guests may require the Library to issue guest credentials to access the uchicago wireless network, there are other options for wireless access.

Name of network (SSID) Intended Users Who can provide access? Notes
uchicago Library users not affiliated with UChicago*

ID & Privileges Office and all circulation desks

Library users not affiliated with UChicago will be issued guest credentials that 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.

Connect to the "uchicago" wireless network, open up a browser window, and enter your credentials.

For more information, contact the ID & Privileges Office.

eduroam Campus visitors from other Eduroam institutions n/a

Guests using Eduroam will have access to the same electronic resources as they would at their home institution.

For instructions on connecting to eduroam, contact your home institution.

uchicago-guest Guests of faculty or staff UChicago staff or faculty with a valid CNet ID

The uchicago-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.

See the Wireless Guest Network FAQ for more information.


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

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 by connecting to the "uchicago" wireless network.

For information about obtaining a Meeting ID, contact IPO at 773-702-3344 or ipo@uchicago.edu at least 5 days before the event.