Guest Computer Account

James A. Gibson Library

Guest Computer Account

How to obtain a temporary guest account for use on Library computers

All library computers require users to log on to the network using their Brock portal/email username and password. However, we recognize the fact that we have many visitors to our campus who may also require temporary access to computers and the Internet. In order to satisfy the security issues involving computer use on campus, the James A. Gibson Library has created a “guest" or "temporary" user account option. 

Conditions and procedures for the temporary user account access are outlined below:

  • Users must show an acceptable piece of photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, Ontario Photo Card or a current university or college ID card, to Circulation Services Desk staff.
  • Staff will complete an online form using the data from the photo ID card and provide the user with a printout containing a temporary username, password and guest account policies.
  • The temporary username/password is valid until the end of the current day.
  • The username/password can only be used on the specified library workstations.
  • The account may take up to 15 minutes to become active.
  • It is the responsibility of the user to safeguard this username/password information.
  • The user can request a temporary/guest account once in a 24 hour period.
  • The user agrees to abide by the computer use policy posted on the library web site.

For further assistance, please contact staff at the Circulation Services Desk, telephone 905-688-5550, ext. 3228, or complete this form.