Computers and Technology

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How do I logon to university computers and laptops?

Logon with your UNCW email username (without the @uncw.edu) and email password.

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How do I access library Databases from off-campus?

To access these resources from off-campus, start at the library website and use the links provided on our Find Databases page, or in our Library Catalog.

When you select a licensed resource such as a database, e-journal, or e-book from our website, library catalog or other library search tool, you may be prompted to log in. If you are on campus or using the UNCW VPN, you will not be prompted to log in. 

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How do I check out a laptop to use in Randall Library?

Laptop computers are available for check out at TAC (located on the first floor of Randall Library). You must provide your student ID to check out a laptop, and you must keep the laptop in the building.

They can be checked out for 24 hours.

For more information, please see https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11558.

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Can visitors save or download materials on the visitor computers?

Visitor computer users can save materials either by emailing to your personal email account (ex. Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) or by saving to a CD ROM or flash drive (you will need to bring your own). Visitor computers are not equipped with floppy or zip drives and do not allow downloading software.
 

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Can you get wireless access if you are not affiliated with UNCW?

Yes. Just select “seahawkguest” from your wireless connections on your laptop. Read more about wifi access. 

For visitors from affiliated institutions, you can select the eduroam network. Use your home institution credentials to login and get internet access, as well as access to library resources.

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Are computers available for visitors or guests?

  • 4 visitor computers are located on the first floor of the library.
  • Visitors must register for a free account at the Circulation Desk.
  • The session time limit on these computers is one hour, and visitors are limited to a total of two hours daily.
  • These computers have internet access and MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software. There is no other software available on these computers.
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What equipment is available for check out?

 The following equipment is available to check out at TAC on the first floor of Randall Library:

  • Laptop computers (Dell and Apple) – 24-hour checkout
  • Laptop chargers (Dell and Apple)  –  24-hour checkout

For more information, please see https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11558.

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