Computer Use Policy

Butler Community

Library workstations are available to all Butler University students, faculty, staff, and emeriti. Patrons may log on using their Butler username/password. Members of the Butler community are allowed full access to all workstation resources. If you are a member of the Butler community and are unable to logon (e.g., username/password not working, new student, forgot your password, etc.) please go to the Information Commons Desk or Science Library Service Desk for assistance.


Visitors to Irwin Library may ask for a guest logon at the Information Commons Desk in Irwin Library or at the Service Desk of the Science Library. Please note that during busy times, members of the Butler community will receive preferential access to all library workstations. Visitors who are not Butler alumni or students of a PALNI or ALI school will be limited to one hour of computer use. Public users and alumni do not have printing privileges, but may e-mail content to their e-mail account or save the content to a USB flash drive.  Abuse of computer privileges or disturbing other library patrons will result in denial of future services.

To use the copier/scanner, general public and alumni visitors should go to the Irwin Library Information Commons Desk in Irwin Library or the Science Library Service Desk and ask for a copy card to be prepared for use with the copier/scanner.  Scanning to e-mail is free, and photocopies can be made for $.20 per page.  Photocopies requested in the Irwin Library Special Collections area will also cost $.20 per page.

Children under 18 will not be logged onto a computer unless accompanied by an adult.

Wireless Access

BU Secure Wireless is the name of Butler's campus-wide secure wireless network. Guest/open wireless is available in the Butler Libraries. Visit the links below for more information.  Wireless printing is not available to visitors.

Get Connected - Step-by-step instructions for connecting to the Butler wireless network.

Wireless Policies - Butler does not allow students or guests to run their own wireless access points or routers on the university network. For more information, click the link.

Class Use of Library Computer Labs

Butler faculty who wish to bring a class to the library for research should contact the Information Commons Librarian. If library instruction is also requested, please contact your liaison librarian.

For information about our circulation policies, please see the Circulation & Information Policies page.
For information about the PALNI network, please see the PALNI General Information Page.


Last updated November 20, 2012.