Computers and technology

Public computers

Public computers are available in most libraries. Students, professors and employees, use your library account to login.

  • Username: The information that proceeds the @ in your email address.
  • Password: To set or change your password, use the Password Management Tool in uoZone (students) or InfoWeb (professors and employees). You can also call the Computing Help Centre at 613-562-5800 ext. 6555.

All of our computer workstations come with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. Most have USB ports and CD-reader drives. The GSG Centre and the Media Library computers have some special applications as well.

Adaptive technology workstations and study rooms are available at the Morisset Library, Brian Dickson Law Library and Health Sciences Library.

Visitors can use the computers through our guest account service. To be issued a guest account, bring identification with your name, address and signature to the circulation desk and complete the form.

Borrowing iPads and laptops

We have iPads available for loan at the Morisset Library, Brian Dickson Law Library and Health Sciences Library. The loan period is 3 days (72 hours) with no renewals.

The Library has laptops (Dell Latitude E5430 / Windows 7) available for loan in selected locations. These are available to uOttawa faculty, staff and students with a valid library account in good standing. The loan period is 1 day (24 hours). Laptops may be renewed depending on availability.

All borrowers of Library computer equipment must abide by the Code of Conduct for Computing Resources and adhere to the Library's terms of use:

Printing, scanning and photocopying

Photocopiers and printers are available at each library. To pay, add money to your student card or buy and add money to a visitor card using the machine located nearby.

Scanning to e-mail or USB is free of charge on photocopy machines at each library.

A self-serve book scanner is available at the Morisset Library, 1st floor photocopier room.

Specialized scanners are available at the GSG Centre (for maps) and the Media Library (for images, microforms and slides).

Read more about locations, copy cards and printing on campus.

Wireless access

Wireless access is available throughout every library for current students, faculty, staff and alumni using a laptop or handheld device.

To set up a wireless connection, visit the CCS website.

If you have any questions, submit a Computing Assistance Request.


Under no circumstances leave computers or any personal items unattended in the library. You should always follow these theft prevention tips. The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen laptops or other items.

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