Technology in the Law Library

Wireless Network

Just like anywhere on campus, you can connect to wireless in the Law Library and the Law School. The UWNet wireless network is the largest and most reliable connection on campus. Once you have connected, simply log in using your NetID. If you are a guest on campus, you can request access at the login page. If you have problems accessing the wireless network, check with a reference librarian or with the Law School Help Desk


Teaching and Study Labs

Computers

There are two law student computer labs located on the second floor of the Law Library: a teaching lab and a study lab.  There are 24 workstations located in the Teaching Lab. In the Study Lab, there are 3 workstations attached to over-sized monitors for collaborative studying or group work. These monitors can also be connected to laptops or tablets via the available connecting cables. All machines are Dell Pentium PCs running MS Windows XP.

The Law School's computer labs do not have Macintosh computers. The nearest computer lab with Macintosh workstations is Helen C. White (College) Library, located at the corner of Observatory Drive and Park Street.

Law students may check out laptops from several UW Infolabs located on campus.  The check out period is three days.

Printers

Printing is available for $.07 per page from the printers located in the Study Lab. Printing is charged through your WisCard account. Law students can add money to their WisCards online.

You may print from the computers in the lab or wirelessly from your laptop.  See the Law School Help Desk for instructions on configuring your laptop for wireless printing.

There are also two Lexis Printers located in the Study Lab which are free to law students for use with LexisNexis. 


Copy Center

The Copy Center on the fifth floor of the library offers scanning, copying and printing services.  Device charging stations are also available.

Scanners

There are two free scanners located in the fifth floor Copy Center as well as an additional scanner located on the third floor near the periodicals. Each scanner is equipped with a flatbed book scanner and a document scanner. 

Users agree to copyright restrictions upon using the scanners.  Scans can be sent to a USB Drive, email, Google Drive or to a mobile device.

At times the scanners can be very busy.  Please be mindful of others and do not scan for more than 15 minutes so that others may use the machines. 

Copiers

There is one photocopier available in the Copy Center which accepts Wiscards or print cards.  Copies are $.10 each.

UW students, faculty and staff may pay with a Wiscard Campus Cash or Print Cash account. To add money to your account, visit the Wiscard Campus Cash/Printer Cash page.

Non-UW patrons may obtain a print card at the circulation desk.  Funds may be added with a credit card or with cash using the card kiosk located on the second floor Memorial Library. 

Note that the Law Library no longer accepts debitcards. Visit the copy card replacement page for more information on the transition.

Printers

The Copy Center has two printers which charge $.07 per page ($.14 for double-sided). The printers accept Wiscards or print cards.

UW students, faculty and staff may pay with a Wiscard Campus Cash or Print Cash account by entering a NetID and password. To add money to your account, visit the Wiscard Campus Cash/Printer Cash page.

Non-UW patrons may obtain a print card at the circulation desk.  Funds may be added with a credit card or with cash using the card kiosk located on the second floor Memorial Library.

Note that the Law Library no longer accepts debitcards. Visit the copy card replacement page for more information on the transition.

You may print from any of the six public workstation computers located near the Reference Desk or wirelessly from your laptop.  To configure your laptop for wireless printing to the Copy Center printers, see the Law Library's GoPrint page for wireless printing.

Device Charging Stations

There are two mobile device charging stations located in the Law Library. Once is located in the 5th floor Copy Center and the other is in the newspaper alcove on the 5th floor. Each charger has a range of charging cables for phones or tablets. Please note that the Law Library is not responsible for lost or damaged devices.


Other Technology Located in the Law Library

Microfiche Readers and Scanners

There are two Microfiche/film readers located on the 2nd floor of the Law Library in the microform collections room behind the Computer labs. Users can review, scan, crop, save and print (using the study lab printers and their WisCard or Print Card) with this equipment.

Instructions on how to use the Microfiche Readers are located on the desk with the machines. If you need help locating a fiche or using the machine, ask a reference librarian.

Study Room Computers and Monitors

Three study rooms (2384, 3335 and 3339) are equipped with Mac minis and monitors. Law students may borrow wireless keyboards and mice from the circulation desk or connect their own laptop to the monitor. A video with instructions on how to use these computers can be found here.

Room 2390 in equipped with a large monitor that can be connected to laptops or tablets. Directions for connecting can be found in the Study Lab. 

Law students can reserve Study Rooms online.


Assistance

For additional assistance with technology in the Law Library or Law School, please contact the Help Desk at Help@law.wisc.edu, by phone at 262-5242, or in person in room 2115 of the Law School. See also the Law School's Technology Support Page.

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