Guest Computers Policy

Six computers in the McWherter Library First Floor Learning Commons have guest login capability for community member use. Guest computers allow users with Special Privileges cards to access the internet, library databases*, government publications, and basic software like Microsoft Office. Guest computer access may be limited during busy periods (first & last week of school, etc.) or due to prolonged position vacancies. To be logged into one of the computers, bring your Special Privileges card to the Research Assistance Desk (RAD).

Guests may be logged on when the Research Assistance Desk (RAD) is open. 
Exceptions associated with Academic and Administrative calendars. Please call 901.678.2205 to verify guest login availability. 

During the fall and spring semesters, guest computer users may receive one log-in per day for up to two hours. During the summer semester and semester interims, guests may be logged in two times per day for up to two hours each. Adults accompanied by children may request one additional guest login for children if space is available. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

Guest computers do not have printing access and cannot store files; users should plan to email files to themselves, upload to a cloud storage account, or save to a USB flashdrive or other storage device. 

Guests must have a Community Special Privileges card with an account in good standing in order to use our guest computers. Please visit the Community Users Information page for further details.   

*Note that off-campus/remote database access is only available to current UofM students and employees. All Tennessee residents have access to Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) databases.