Computers & Technology

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available to anyone throughout the campus. Students, faculty, and staff need an active UST 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".

Off-campus Access

Most library electronic resources are are available from off-campus via a simple log in, which you are directed to automatically when you access a resource's link from our website:

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

Technology in the Libraries:

The Libraries have over 200 computers for student, faculty, and staff access.  Most are Dell or Gateway Windows PCs, but there are 4 Apple Mac computers at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey (OSF) Library and 2 at the Keffer Library.

Computers are located on the main floor of all the UST Libraries and the Sub Level and Lower Level of the OSF library.

Black & white and color printers are available at all of the UST Libraries. Each student has a quota of $32.00 per semester to cover printing costs (b & w $.08/page, color $.25/page).

  • For information on printing costs, mapping printers to laptops, etc., see ITS' Print info page.‎
  • For information on printing options like wireless, web print, print/scan to USB, etc., see ITS' How to Print page.
  • Self-service photocopiers are available in each library.
  • Four scanners are located on the Lower Level of the OSF Library.
  • One scanner is located on the Main Level of the Keffer Library.
  • Microform machines are located on Level 2 of the OSF Library and at the Ireland Library.

Users can also scan to email or USB using the various multi-function copiers.  See ITS Scanning & Copying Instructions.



  • Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit) operating system is available only to Faculty and Staff for check-out at the Keffer and O'Shaughnessy-Frey Libraries.
  • For student access to Mathematica and Minitab downloads, see the ITS student software page.
  • For faculty and staff access to operating systems, Mathematica, Minitab, Microsoft Office, or other software, see ITS' faculty/staff software page.
  • Headphones, external disc drives, and adapter cables are available for check-out at the Libraries circulation desks.  You can also check out a Kindle ebook reader.

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