Loyola University Chicago

Digital Media Services

Information Technology Services

Guest Access

On behalf of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Loyola University Libraries, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Loyola University Chicago. If you have any questions during your visit, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our ITS or Libraries team.

  • To view a PDF copy of the letter provided at the ITS service desk and for instructions on how to use a guest workstation, click on the following link:guestpdf1415.pdf

Computer and Internet Access

As a guest, you may request access to a workstation in the Information Commons at the Lake Shore Campus. There is no charge for access or use of a workstation.

Access to University workstations is available to guests between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00am. ITS and the Libraries reserve the right to deny access at any time based on the needs of Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff. We encourage you to check the Information Commons web page or call for building hours in advance, as hours may vary between terms or for special events.

Access to a workstation can be requested at the Lake Shore Campus (Information Commons - Room 207). One of the following ID’s must be presented at each visit to access a workstation:

  • Current U.S. Driver’s License
  • Current U.S. State Identification Card
  • Current Passport
  • Current Green Card
  • Current Military Identification Card

During your first visit to request an Access Pass, an ITS staff member will also require the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

After providing the above information on your first visit, future visits will only require verification that your information has not changed.

Access to the wireless network, checkout of equipment or use of group study rooms is restricted to enrolled and active Loyola students, or employed faculty and staff.

Guest workstations are located on the 1st Floor of the Information Commons. An Access Pass will provide specific location information for the workstations.

All guest workstations have the following applications installed:

Productivity ToolsInternet BrowsersMicrosoft Office 2013
Adobe Acrobat Reader Google Chrome Microsoft Access
Calculator Internet Explorer Microsoft Excel
Paint Mozilla Firefox Microsoft OneNote
WinRar   Microsoft PowerPoint
Wordpad   Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Word

While using University lab workstations, you are strongly encouraged not to save your work directly to the workstation. Instead, consider using external USB-based storage. When you are finished using a workstation, it is important that you log out immediately.

When you restart or log out of a workstation all personal information, documents and resources are deleted. Additionally, all computers will automatically log out after thirty (30) minutes of inactivity or when your session time expires. All work that is not saved to external storage will be lost.

Guests are provided ninety (90) minutes of workstation access per day. If no other guests are waiting for access to a workstation, you can extend your time by thirty (30) minutes, one-time, directly from your workstation. If other guests are waiting for a workstation, this option will not be available.

Guests can print from lab printers using a Courtesy Card. Cards are available to purchase for $1 and funds can be added in cash from the multiple Value Port terminals locations around each campus. There is a per-page fee for print jobs from the guest workstations. The following rates apply for printing:

Print FormatCost Per Sheet
Black and White double-sided (Duplex) (Default) $0.10
Black and White single-sided (Simplex) $0.07