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last updated: 12/29/2013

Logging in to Library Workstations

Computers in the IU Bloomington Libraries are provided to support the academic and research work of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Libraries.

Why Do I Need to Log In to Library Workstations?

The University requires all users to log in to University-owned computers.  This ensures that anonymous messages cannot be sent from University or library computers. 

Logging in also allows the Libraries to make available subscription-based resources and software that is covered by licenses restricting its use to persons affiliated with Indiana University or known guests.

How Do I Log In?

Press Control/ALT/Delete to bring up the login screen.

Type your University Network ID and password/passphrase.  This is the same username and password/passphrase you use to connect to Oncourse and OneStart.


Be sure to click the Logout icon on the desktop when you are finished so that no one else can use your account.

Visitor Accounts

Visitors may request a free guest account at the circulation desk in any library that will allow them to use library-owned workstations.  The login process works just as the student/faculty/staff login does.


In the Wells Library, during the renovation, library-owned workstations can be found in the Reference Reading Room, the Government Information, Maps, and Microform Services Department on the second floor, and on floors 4 through 10.  Please note that machines on the first and second floors of the West tower of the Wells Library cannot be accessed with guest accounts. 

Library Express Workstations

Library Express workstations provide access to IUCAT and to a selected group of journal article databases through the catalog without the necessity to log in.  They provide no access to the Internet. Most of these machines are touch screen kiosks.

Library Express workstations can be found at:

Archives of Traditional Music
Education Library
Herman B Wells Library, Research Collections (East Tower) in the Reference Reading Room
Herman B Wells Library, Information Commons (West Tower), 3rd floor, near West staircase
Kinsey Institute Library
Law Library
Music Library


last updated: 12/29/2013