Desktop Computers | Laptops
Technology Policies
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Desktop workstations

We support your digital research and learning needs with over 170 computer workstations, located mainly on the first and second (main) floors of the Library.

Access to all workstations is on a first-come, first-serve basis and most computer access is open to current students, faculty and staff only via their UTORid. Need help accessing your UTORid? Visit UTORid Account Management.

Our workstations provide an internet connection, easy access to the Library's extensive collections of e-resources, and course-related applications and productivity suites including Microsoft Office. For more information, please visit Library Computer Software.

General workstations

These computers are for general use, including conducting research, completing assignments, and other academic work. In order to access these computers, you must enter a valid UTORid.

  • Level 2 (main floor): The RBC Learning Commons has 62 PC and 32 Mac workstations.
  • Level 1: The Amgen Smart Classrooms have 46 workstations. If the room has been booked for instruction, these workstations will not be available.

Catalogue access

These computers are for quickly looking up information in the Library catalogue and do not require logging in.

  • Level 2 (main floor): 2
  • Level 3: 1
  • Level 4: 1

Printing & scanning

These computers on the second (main) floor are for printing materials or scanning to an external device. In order to access these computers, you must enter a valid UTORid.

  • Print release: 18
  • Scanning: 5


The eight computers in the Tech Centre on Level 3 are for specialized software related to statistics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In order to access these computers, you must enter a valid UTORid.

Laptops for loan

You can borrow a laptop from the Information and Loans Desk on the main floor for a five-hour loans period. These Dell laptops are integrated with the campus wireless and printing systems and include the Microsoft Office productivity suite and administrative priviliges for all users, so you can install software not available on other workstations.

Please visit Technology Lending for more information about laptops and related technology for loan.