Computer Resources

Computer Resources 

This policy explains the use of computers provided by Randall Library for UNCW students, faculty, staff, and guests from the general public. 

All computers at UNCW are governed by the university's Policy on Responsible Use of Electronic Resources. The library is also guided by the American Library Association's Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult at all times while using the computers. 

Due to the open location of the computers, individuals should respect the desire of others not to be inadvertently exposed to material and images that they find disruptive or offensive. Users are asked to refrain from displaying images, sounds, or messages that are distracting or create an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment for others. Library employees may take steps to maintain an environment conducive to study and research. 

UNCW Students, Faculty, and Staff 

The computers located in the Library are available to UNCW students, faculty, and staff only and are accessible by university login name and password. 


Computers for general public use are located in the area labeled Guest Computers on the first floor of the library. 

  • The computers provided for guests use software limiting each person's use to 120 minutes per day. One day is measured midnight to midnight. 
  • Guest computers require a login name and password, which may be obtained at the Library Help Desk through a one-time registration process. A valid picture ID card is required to register for access. 
  • Guest computers provide Internet access and the Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Printing and copying services are available to guests at the Guest iPrint stations on the first floor of Randall Library. 
  • Persons aged 14 and over not currently enrolled or employed at UNCW may use the computers designated for the general public.  


Reviewed August 2023.