Computers and Wireless

Services & Policies Have Changed

Library services and policies on this page have been updated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access to Library Electronic Resources

Library computers and wireless networks in Library buildings automatically have access to Library electronic resources.

See Off-Campus Access to connect to Library resources from off campus.

Use of Library computers and wireless networks is subject to the terms of the Library's Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources and the University's Policy on Information Technology Use and Access.

The TechBar is Closed

The IT Services TechBar is currently closed for in-person support, conferencing, and equipment lending.

Need help? Please call IT Services at 773-702-5800 (2-5800) or email

Library Computers

UChicago students, faculty, and staff may reserve a computer seat in Regenstein.

Software Available on Library Computers

  • Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • CD/DVD burning and playback
  • R Studio, Stata and Matlab

Saving Files on Library Computers

Users should save files on a file sharing service such as UChicago Box or a flash drive. Files saved to Library computers are deleted nightly and cannot be recovered.

Problems with Library Computers

Use Ask a Librarian to report problems with Library computers. Include your CNetID and the name of the computer (marked on the computer's case) in your report.


Wireless access is available throughout all campus libraries.

  • Try connecting to the eduroam network which is 5Ghz.
  • For further help see IT Services’ page on Wireless Network Access.
  • If you continue to have problems with wireless, please report them to IT Services using the WiFi Trouble Report form.

Eduroam (Faculty, Students, Staff)

Use your full Uchicago email address and password to authenticate and join the network. Faculty, students and staff are strongly encouraged to use Eduroam, as it is optimized for the most recent devices.

All data transferred over the Eduroam network is encrypted and cannot be seen by other users.

IT Services has more information about Eduroam

uchicago-secure (Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni)

Use your CNetID and password to authenticate and join the network. IT Services recommends using this network only if your device cannot connect to Eduroam.

All data transferred over the uchicago-secure network is encrypted and cannot be seen by other users.