Computing in the Law Library
Law ID required. Non-law UCI users cannot use lab computers.
Computers. There are PCs with Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Printing is available.
Help. A lab assistant is available during business hours. After-hours telephone help is also available.
Hours. Same as Library hours. Note that the Computer Lab closes 15 minutes before the Library does.
Location. Upstairs (2nd floor) - Law Library.
Software option - for UCI and UCI Law resources. UCI Law community members can use the law school's VPN (Virtual Private Network) to get access to databases that require authentication. Instructions are available from UCI Law IT.
Browser-based option - for UCI resources. UCI community members can use the UCI Web VPN to connect to many resources that require authentication. This option is helpful when you cannot install software on the computer you're using. Instructions are available from UCI Libraries.
Password-based sites - for UCI Law community members. Contact information for Bloomberg Law, CALI, Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Courtroom Cast is in our Password Q&A.
UCI Law students, faculty, and staff. Printing is available from lab computers; wireless printing is also available. See UCI Law Information Technology Services > WEPA Student Printing for more information.
Visitors can use one of the five public computers in the Law Library. All public computers can be used to search Law Library catalogs and other databases. Visitors who need to save search results can use a web-based option (for example, email drafts or Google Drive) or a USB drive.
Scanning & copying
There are two scanner/copier machines in the Law Library. Scanning is free, but it's limited to email; there is no way to scan to a portable device or to a network. Copies are 8 cents per page. To pay for copies, use an ID or purchase a copy card.
Connecting to UCI Law resources. When using the UCI Mobile network (for example, from a laptop in the Law Library) UCI Law community members should use the law school's VPN (Virtual Private Network) to use databases that require authentication. Instructions are available from UCI Law IT.
Coverage. The UCInet Mobile Access network covers all of campus, including the entire Law Library and the courtyard outside.
Hours and basic information: