Computing Facilities at the University of Toronto St. George Campus

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The Information Commons (IC) maintains computers within the Computer Access Facility on the first floor of the Robarts Library as well as at other libraries on campus. The IC also provides other computer-based services such as event recording (Media Production) and distribution (Media Distribution).  The Information Commons Help Desk provides help with accessing the computing facilities at Robarts Library. 

Library Computing Facilities

Live Computer Availability
If you are looking for an available Library computer, you can now check our Computer Availability website ( for up-to-the-minute computer vacancies.

Student, staff and faculty — If you have an ongoing relationship with the University of Toronto, as an active student, active staff, or faculty, you should be able to log in to the Robarts Library computers using your UTORid and password.  If you are unsure, you can always check which services you are eligible for.

Direct borrowers — As a direct borrower, you get access to Library computers at Robarts Library but must use your library card to log in. 

Visitors — Visitors to the Robarts Library can use LIRA workstations using a temporary 24-hour login and password. LIRA computers are reserved for academic research only. Email, chat, games, gambling, programming and recreational Internet searching are not permitted. Patrons are requested to restrict use to 30 minutes

Printing — Robarts Library offers printing services on the first and fourth floors. Printing can be done from any computer in Robarts Library and can be picked up either on the first floor or the fourth floor depending on which printer was selected on the computer. Payment is made using a TCard or a printing card once money is added to the card via one of the cash-to-card machines.  A printing card can be obtained for $5 at the cash-to-card machines (with a balance of $4.25). Library printers are also accessible from your laptop via wireless printing. Click here for the Wireless Printing Instructions.

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Other Computing Facilities

University of Toronto departments, colleges and faculties provide a variety of computer services to its students, faculty, and staff. Check their websites for eligibility to use any listed facilities.

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