Access to Learning Commons

Current Emory University Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Learning Commons computer workstations can be accessed by anyone who is currently enrolled in or employed by Emory University. An Emory Net ID (ENID) is required for logging on.

If you are having trouble logging on with your Emory NetID and Password, try synchronizing your login and password at Emory Network IDentity (ENID) page.

Other Emory Affiliated Users & Alumni

The Learning Commons aims to serve the entire Emory community. Those users who are affiliated with Emory University, but do not have an Emory Net ID, can receive assistance with computer access at one of the Library help desks. Emory alumni are included in this category.


There are two Express Service computer workstations on Level 2 opposite the Library Service Desk, which do not require a password and, therefore, can be used, subject to availability, by visitors. There is a 30-minute time limit at these workstations if someone else is waiting to use them.  Priority is given to visiting researchers/scholars. These iMac workstations:

  • Provide access to the Internet
  • Feature Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel applications
  • Offer Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF documents

We do not offer PC workstations for visitors.

There are also several online catalog computer stations located throughout the library that visitors can use to search Emory's library collections.

Note: Save Your Work!

Learning Commons workstations are configured for public use. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you save your work to an external media source (USB drive, external HD, etc.) or to a personal space on the web before you log out. Personal user files saved to Learning Commons workstations can be deleted any time. So saving your work to your own media/online storage is necessary to make sure your files are preserved.

Also, before you sart working on a file, please save it to a known location, such as the Desktop or My Documents folder. E.g., if you are working on a Word document attached to an e-mail message, save the document to a known location on the computer's hard drive before you edit the document. This is a good way to make sure that your modifications to the document will not be lost.