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GSU Alumni Library Guide: Computer & Internet Access

This guide includes library-related links and information for Georgia State University alumni.

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Materials

Due to licensing restrictions, the University Library cannot offer off-campus access to our online resources (databases) for alumni. You may still gain access to GSU databases by coming on campus to use the visitor terminals in the library, or you may be able to access many of the same resources you need through your local public library:

You can always search Georgia State University's catalog from off campus, to see if we own the resources you're seeking before you come to campus.

Computer Access

Visitor workstations configured for alumni use are located on Library North 1 at the Atlanta campus. You can make a reservation to use one of the Visitor workstations at the Library North 1st floor User Services Desk. Contact the Service Desk at Perimeter campuses for visitor log ins and locations.

Use of community access workstations is subject to availability. The time limit on use of community access workstations is one hour per day. Wait time for a computer will vary, depending on the number of visitors in line to use the community access workstations.

Visitors, including alumni, must present a photo ID in order to create a personal ID within the Library’s PC Reservation System to reserve time at a community access workstation.

Visitor Computer Use Policy

Internet Access

Alumni are able to access the Internet and most of the University Library's databases through the visitor workstations.

If you have a laptop or other portable device that can access the Internet, you may also connect using the wireless service provided by Saxbys Coffee, which is located on Library North 1st floor at the Atlanta campus. Saxbys WiFi does not offer access to the University Library's databases.

The library's catalog, GIL Find, is available from off-campus to alumni and other non-GSU users. Feel free to search the catalog for books and other materials before visiting.


If you plan to print documents during your computer session, first purchase a $1.00 guest card on the 2nd floor of Library North, and add additional money according to the number of pages you plan to print:

  • Duplex printing (default on black-and-white printers):
    • Black-and-white duplex prints: $.08
    • Color duplex prints: $.40
  • Single-sided printing (default on color printer; to print single-sided, please follow these instructions):
    • Black-and-white prints: $.05 per page
    • Color prints: $.25 per page