While the primary function of the University Library is to support the instructional and research needs of the UConn faculty, students and staff, we also welcome visitors to use our resources and facilities.
Hours / Directions / Parking Information
|Avery Point Campus
Avery Point Library
UConn Library Hartford
Jeremy Richard Library
Waterbury Campus Library
There are a limited number of computers available to visitors (those without a University issued NetID) at each campus library. Ask at a service desk for locations. Visitors can also use their own devices and connect to the wireless guest network.
At the Babbidge Library, public computers (not requiring a NetID for login) can be found on:
Level 4: 2 in lobby
Level 3: 2 in lobby
Level 2: 2 in lobby
Plaza: 6 on wall across from the iDesk; 18 iMacs in Bookworms Café
Level B: 1 outside of Leisure Reading Room
Level A: 1 across from elevators
Borrowing / Applying for a Library Card
All visitors are welcome to use library materials in-house. Connecticut residents, members of the UConn Alumni Association, registered students and faculty of the CT State University System or the CT Community Technical College systems, and spouses or domestic partners of UConn faculty or staff can apply for a Community Borrowers card which allows users to borrow up to 25 books at a time. For more information, including how to apply, see https://lib.dev.uconn.edu/services/borrowing/community-borrower-program/
Members of the public are welcome to use any of our resources at any UConn campus library. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own laptop or device and connect to UConn’s guest network http://wireless.uconn.edu/uconn-guest/ as the availability of public computers is limited. Due to licensing restrictions, there is no off-campus online access to our subscription journals and databases for community members or the general public.
Printing / Copying / Scanning
Visitors must purchase a UConn Library Services Card to print and copy. For Babbidge Library visitors, a UConn Library Services Card can be purchased on Level 1 at the Husky Bucks machine. Please note: at the Babbidge location, there is an initial fee of $5 (only a $5 bill is accepted; machine does not give change) – $3 is for the purchase of the card and provides $2 of credit. Additional funds can be added to the card once purchased.
Scanning is available as a free service at all libraries.
The Babbidge Library and Dodd Research Center have several rotating exhibits throughout the year. https://lib.dev.uconn.edu/about/exhibits/