Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting Wilson Library is different. Read the detailed information about changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Library Computers

Library computers are available to support teaching, learning and research and offer a variety of software. Current University of Minnesota--Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to library computers. Computers are located throughout the building, including a small lab on the second floor in room 201B.


Community members not affiliated with the university are welcome to use the computers. Visitors must stop by a library service desk to sign up for a computer workstation card by presenting a valid government issued photo ID. This card will give the visitor up to two hours of computer access per day and is valid for one year. After a year the card may be renewed. Additional visitor computer access is available by joining the Friends of the Libraries or qualifying for a Special Borrowing Privileges card. Visitors may use library computers to access most of our electronic resources while using library computer workstations. All users must agree to abide by University Libraries policies.

More about computers, wireless access & printing, and scanning

Wilson SMART Learning Commons

The SMART Learning Commons computers are available to any user (priority is given to U of MN faculty, staff, and students). They specialize in providing access to computers that have software and hardware for media production, media viewing, and AV conversion. They also have test preparation materials for the GRE, LSAT, and other standardized tests. SMART Computer Features:

Two computer scanners are available at the SMART Learning Commons. A USB-drive scanner is also available for U of MN or public use in the basement of Wilson Library. Color and Black & White scans are available. Please see a library staff member for additional information and assistance.

Self-Service Photocopying

Copying can be done in black & white or color and is available on the 1st and basement floors of Wilson Library at the Copy/Print/Scan machines. Photocopies are $.10 per page, single-sided for black & white or $.50 per page, single-sided for color, and must be paid for with your UCard or a copy card, which can be purchased for $1.00 (GopherGold card). The machine to purchase a GopherGold card and to add money is located in the basement of Wilson Library.