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Computer Use Policy: Library Computers and FAQs

Using Library Computers

Computers are available for current affiliates and library visitors. The 3rd floor computers are a combination of desktop PCs and VDI terminals. Users are advised to bring a USB drive to save their files, or email files to themselves.

UT Health SA computer users

Current UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff log in using their UTHSCSA domain credentials. They have no time limits on computer use.

Library Visitors

  • Guest computers are located only on the 3rd floor.
  • Library visitors are limited to one hour per day of computer use
  • Briscoe Library (San Antonio): visitors must sign in and present valid ID at the Circulation Desk for a guest computer access code.
  • Laredo Library: visitors must register with UT Police before using the library. The UT Police sub-station is located in the D.D. Hachar Building room 1.200. Once a visitor has registered with police they are asked to sign in at the circulation desk upon entering the library.

Get Help

If you are in need of further help or information, click the Get Help button to contact the Liaison Librarian assigned to your school.


Frequently Asked Questions

What software is available on library computers?

  • Briscoe Library:
    • All computers have Microsoft Office and internet access.
    • A limited number of computers at Pod D and Pod E have flatbed scanners with either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements available.
    • Adobe Professional is available at two of the scanner computers.
    • SPSS and SAS are also installed at Pod E for use by UT Health Science Center affiliates.
  • Laredo Library: All computers have Microsoft Office and internet access. One scanner is available.

What username and password do I use to log in to library computers?

UT Health SA faculty, staff, and students will use their UTHSCSA Domain Password. These credentials are the same ones currently used to log in to other campus systems, including the My UT Health portal, the HSCAir wireless network, the Knowledge Center training system, and student sites.

Visitors will use guest computer access codes. See the Library Visitor section for details.

What if I don’t remember my password?

You can reset your password one of two ways:

  • Visit if you previously set up your account for self-service password reset
  • Bring your HSC badge to the IM Client Support Service Desk in the ALTC or MED 411L (San Antonio only)

What do I do when I’m finished using a library computer?

For your security, it is important that you Log Off or Restart the computer when finished. You are responsible for any computer use or misuse that occurs under your login. On Windows computers, you can log off by clicking the “Start” button in the lower left and then selecting “Log Off”, and then clicking OK to confirm.

 Do you have wireless internet?

Yes. UT Health SA affiliates with a current domain name can connect to HSC Wave using their log-in credentials.  Visitors and guests can connect to HSC Guest anywhere it’s available on campus. See all wireless options.