Computers & Technology

COVID-19 Changes

Due to limited services during COVID-19 all computers except for limited Print-Only stations have been removed.

For questions about computer use and needs, see this FAQ Item in the ITS Knowledge Base: Do I need to bring a computer to campus?

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available to anyone throughout the campus. Students, faculty, and staff need an active St. Thomas username and password to access the University’s encrypted network (labeled "UST") and the Library’s electronic resources.

Guests to campus can choose the unencrypted network labeled "UST-Open".

Access to Electronic Resources (EZ Proxy)

Most library electronic resources are available for current students, faculty, and staff. If you are not already logged in with your St. Thomas account, a username and password will be required.

Having trouble accessing a library database? Check out our troubleshooting guide or ask a librarian.

For guest access please see: Alumni and Guests

Technology in the Libraries:

Due to limited services during COVID-19 all computers except for limited Print-Only stations have been removed.

There are a few printers available and the St. Thomas Libraries recommends using FollowMe printing.

During COVID-19 there are no copiers or scanners available at the libraries.

During COVID-19 SMART Boards will not be available for use in the library. The rooms may be used for reserved, individual study space.

During COVID-19 webcams and computers are not available in group study spaces.

The video and podcast studios in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library are not currently available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are two assistive technology workstations located in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Keffer Libraries.

These workstations are available only to individuals who have been granted permission from Academic Counseling, (651) 962-6300.

These workstations provide the following visual and auditory computing enhancement software:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Jaws
  • Kurzweil 1000
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • ZoomText

During COVID-19 the St. Thomas Libraries will not be checking out headphones, disc drives, cables and other equipment.

ITS is available for campus technology support.

For assistance, visit their online knowledgebase for answers to common questions.