While the primary function of the University Library is to support the instructional and research needs of the UConn faculty, students, and staff, we also welcome visitors to use our resources and facilities.

Campus Libraries


*note: After 8pm, a UConn ID is required to enter the Homer Babbidge Library (Storrs), including 24-hour study spaces.

Due to significant water damage sustained at the Hartford Public Library as the result of a burst pipe, all UConn Library spaces located in HPL are closed to the public. Available services are updated at .

Storrs Campus
Homer Babbidge Library
Pharmacy Library
Music & Dramatic Arts Library
Archives & Special Collections*

Avery Point Campus
Avery Point Library
Hartford Campus
UConn Library Hartford
Stamford Campus
Jeremy Richard Library
Waterbury Campus
Waterbury Campus Library
*ASC services and policies may differ from those below. Please visit their site directly

Computer Access

There are a limited number of computers available to visitors (those without a University issued NetID) at each campus library. Ask at a service desk for locations.  Visitors can also use their own devices and connect to the wireless guest network. At the Babbidge Library, public computers (not requiring a NetID for login) can be found on the Plaza Level across from the iDesk.
**Please note: due to significant water damage sustained at the Hartford Public Library as the result of a burst pipe, The UConn Hartford Campus Library is operating out of a temporary location and does not have a computer available to the public.

Borrowing / Applying for a Library Card

All visitors are welcome to use library materials in-house.  Connecticut residents, registered students and faculty of the CT State University System or the CT Community Technical College systems, and spouses or domestic partners of UConn faculty or staff can apply for a Community Borrowers card which allows users to borrow up to 25 books at a time.  For more information, including how to apply, see

Online Resources

Members of the public are welcome to use any of our resources at any UConn campus library. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own laptop or device and connect to UConn’s guest network as the availability of public computers is limited. Due to licensing restrictions, there is no off-campus online access to our subscription journals and databases for community members or the general public.

Printing / Scanning

Scanning is available as a free service at all campus libraries.  Scans can be sent as an email or saved to a USB drive.

Printing is available to visitors who are not affiliated with the University and do not have a NetID.  Information on creating a guest account, managing funds, and printing

Select Policies

Public Workstations
Babbidge Library
Food and Beverage
Noise and Cell Phone Use
School Groups

Library Tour

Babbidge Library – maps


The Babbidge Library and Dodd Research Center have several rotating exhibits throughout the year.