Frequently Asked Questions About Computer Guest Passes
Visitors are welcome to use our resources.
Visitors may get a computer guest pass at the Level 1 Information & Security Desk by showing a valid government-issued ID. The library offers three (3) different types of guest passes:
- GP - Guest Pass
- GX - Guest Pass Extended Pass
- GN - Wireless Network Guest Pass
Yes. GP guest pass is only valid for two hours. GX guest pass is valid for the entire day. GN guest pass is valid for the entire day.
GX is an extended guest pass only available for patrons that meet one of the following criteria, verifying ID is required:
- Government employee (Federal, state, local, county, or city) please refer to the Borrowing & Renewals webpage on the Marriott Library website for more details.
- Public or private school teacher or administrator
- University of Utah Health Care employee
- Matriculated high school student (16 years and above unless with parental permission)
- Marriott Library permit holders (fee $100)
- University of Utah Alumni
- Marriott Library Advisory Board (MLAB)
- Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) and Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) member institutions – student or employee
Library policies only allow patrons to receive one guest pass per day.
No, the public computers in the Marriott Library were purchased with computing fees charged to students registered for classes at the University of Utah.
Yes. University of Utah faculty, staff, and students have first priority. You may be asked to leave your computer during periods of peak demand by a message that will be broadcast over the Marriott Library's loudspeaker system.
Use of guest passes is governed by state and federal law, the University of Utah Information Resources Policy (4-002), the University
of Utah Labs Policy, and the Marriott Library Computer Acceptable Use Policy. These resources are intended to be used for
educational purposes and the legitimate business of the University and in a manner consistent with the public trust. Appropriate use
includes instruction, independent study, continuing education, authorized research, independent research, and the official work of
the offices, departments, and recognized student and campus organizations of the University. These policies prohibit the following:
- Unauthorized recreational game playing
- Commercial and other for-profit activities
- Illegal sharing of copyrighted materials
- Account sharing—only one user may use guest pass
- Obscenity and child pornography
- Knowingly spreading worms or viruses, hacking, or engaging in any activity that interferes with the proper operation of University or other systems or networks. This includes the distribution of unsolicited, mass email.
- Monopolizing information resources for personal entertainment
In most cases, the majority of databases and ebooks do not require users to authenticate using a University Identification (uNID). However, there is some resources which require that users sign in to gain access. The login requirement is due to contractual agreements or security concerns. The resources listed below are only available to current University of Utah students, faculty, and staff and require users to always authenticate:
- American Chemical Society (won't require login while on campus but there are download limits)
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association (won't require login while on campus but there are download limits)
- CCC Get it Now
- EBL (ProQuest Ebook Central)
- Routledge Handbooks
- S&P Global NetAdvantage
- Safari Tech Books
- SciFinder Scholar
- Swank Digital Campus
- University of Chicago Journals (won't require login while on campus but there are download limits)
- Wiley Online Library (won't require login while on campus but there are download limits)
Failure to follow state and federal law, the University of Utah Information Resources Policy (4-002), the University of Utah Labs Policy, and the Marriott Library Computer Acceptable Use Policy may result in revocation of privileges.
November 26, 2018