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Computers & Technology

Access to Library Computers for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Computers are located on each floor of the library, with most requiring an internet ID and password. Windows stations are located on the first, second, and third floors. Macs are located on the third floor (see maps).

If you are a UMD student, staff, or faculty member and have problems logging in, please see the ITSS lab attendant at the help desk on the first floor (at the far right), or call the ITSS help desk at 218-726-8847.

  • UMD-affiliated laptop and device users can connect to the UMD WiFi network.
  • For quick access, we have "library catalog only" computers on the first, third, and fourth floors of the library.

Basic Access 

Currently enrolled students and faculty/staff can log in to computers on the first floor (Windows), third floor (Windows and Mac), and the fourth floor (Windows).

Full Access

Students who have paid the full access lab fee can use computers with additional software on the third floor (Windows and Mac).

Find more details about UMD computer labs and a list of installed software.

Wired Network Jacks

Wired network jacks can be found in some study carrels on the third and fourth floors, and in some tables in the first floor reading room. All floors of the library have good wireless coverage.

Access to Library Computers—Guest Users

A limited number of computers are available for community users on a first-come, first-served basis. On the first floor of the library, find seven Windows guest computers marked with signage. On your first visit, stop at the Circulation desk to set up your guest account. Users can log in to guest computers for up to two hours per day. 

For quick access, we have "library catalog only" computers on the first, third, and fourth floors of the library.

Visitors with laptops or devices can use the UMD Guest Wireless Service for temporary web-only access.

See library maps for details.

Technology Spaces in the Library

Active Learning Classroom 410

Used by Pharmacy classes that interact with instructors on the Twin Cities University of Minnesota campus, this room offers the latest in active learning classroom design. 

Adaptive Equipment Rooms

Three rooms in the library have adaptive equipment. Follow the Circulation desk on the first floor as it curves to the left to find KAML 122, 124, and 126. Curious about specific hardware or software? Visit the Assistive Technology page.

Instruction Labs 115 and 116

KAML 116 is a library instruction lab equipped with Windows 10 computers. The first priority for this lab is instruction, but it is available for basic access computing when not in use by class groups.

KAML 115 is used exclusively for library instruction and meetings. This room is not equipped with computers.

Multimedia Hub

You can work on video, audio, photos, and websites in the Multimedia Hub, and you can even check out equipment. Visit the Multimedia Hub in KAML 260, the library's second floor rotunda. 

Securian Mathematics Learning Labs

The Mathematics Learning Labs in KAML 206 and 208 offer a newly expanded computing space for math courses as well as for general student use during evenings and weekends.

This learning space provides math students with web-based materials and instructor support, allowing progress at a rate that fits the individual.