Use a Computer

Desktop Computers

Commons Area

All our library locations provide desktop computer workstations for student, faculty and staff use. The computers provide full access to the libraries' catalog and online resources, as well as the internet and Microsoft Office suite. To log into a desktop computer, students will need a Student Computing Services account. Faculty and staff will need to sign in using their network account

A small number of guest computer workstations are available to non-UTSA patrons (including alumni and community borrowers). These computers are labeled appropriately, and have a 30-minute time limit.

View our computer availability maps to see—in real time—which computer stations are open.

Laptop Computers

For your convenience, laptop computers are available for UTSA students, faculty and staff to check-out. For more information, visit Check Out Our Tech.

Have Your Own Computer?
Connect to the Air Rowdy Wireless Network

UTSA's wireless network, Air Rowdy, is available at the John Peace Library, Downtown Campus Library and Special Collections at the HemisFair Park Campus. All UTSA students, faculty, staff and guests of the university can use the campus wireless network.

Traffic on the wireless network is encrypted for faculty and staff, and therefore is secure.  However, student and  guest traffic on the wireless network is not encrypted, and therefore is unsecure.  It is recommended that Microsoft Forefront antivirus software be installed on all computers accessing the network.

For more information on wireless access at UTSA, please visit the Air Rowdy website. You may report any problems with the wireless network by contacting the UTSA OIT Support Services at (210) 458-5538.