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Library Service Desk

Authorized Learning Commons users

Emory alumni, Emory Healthcare staff, and selected other patrons* have access to our Learning Commons workstations but do not have their own logins. If one of these authorized users comes to the desk for workstation access, do the following:

  1. Confirm the patron qualifies for LC access with the desk supervisor


      • For alumni: look the patron up in our alumni directory, bookmarked on Chrome

      • For Healthcare staff: check the patron's healthcare ID

      • For all other authorized users: check the patron's ID from the qualifying institution (see below)

  2. Log the patron into a workstation

  3. Note the workstation name (i.e iMac222) and give it to the desk supervisor who will add the information to the visitor database

NOTE: Only the workstations below have access to licensed resources (eJournals, eBooks, databases, etc):

  • Visitor workstations

  • Row of 6 computers that are right by the self-check-out machine (directly to left of LSD).

*If you were to log in a alumni to any other computer, they would not have access to the library’s licensed resources.

Our software/database licensing agreements do not allow universal access to our workstations, and logging in non-authorized users constitutes a breach of copyright law.


Kindly direct non-authorized users to use one of our Visitor Workstations.


  • Emory Alumni

  • Emory Healthcare staff (includes staff at the Emory Clinic, Grady Hospital, Emory Midtown, and Wesley Woods)

  • Carlos Museum docents

  • Carter Center staff & interns

  • Cary Reynolds Elementary School faculty & staff

  • Druid Hills High School faculty, staff, and AP students

  • Druid Hills Middle School faculty & staff

  • Fernbank Elementary School faculty & staff

  • Glenn Memorial Church staff

  • National Primate Research Center Staff

  • Board of Visitors/Visitors Emeritus

Workstation Policies

Username & password: see password sheet

These workstations are set up to accommodate patrons who want to access a library resource or do some printing.

  • They are not intended for extended use and have a 30-minute time limit when another patron is waiting.

  • If all three stations are occupied and a fourth guest would like to use one, let them know of the 30-minute time limit and kindly ask a current user to wrap up their work. Feel free to ask a supervisor or LSD staff member for assistance.

These workstations allow access to most databases and eJournals.

  • If a user is logged into a visitor workstation and cannot access a specific database or journal, this is most likely because the licensing agreement with the vendor prohibits access. DO NOT login another user with your personal netID and password to access a database or journal from these stations. This is a violation of our contract and licensing agreement with the vendor, as well as university policy.