Computing in the Law Library

The Law Library provides access to a variety of computing services. Students and faculty with in-depth technology questions can work with UCI Law's Information Technology Services department. Contact Law IT at or (949) 824-1434.

Computer lab

Law ID required. Non-law UCI users cannot use lab computers.

Computers. There are PCs running current Windows systems. Printing is available.

Help. Help is available during business hours by calling the Law School IT department.

Hours. Same as Library hours.

Location. Upstairs (2nd floor) - Law Library.

Saving work. Files on the local drives are cleared after logging off for privacy. If you need to save, you can use a flash drive or a cloud-based option like Google Drive.

Software. Microsoft Office programs, Internet Explorer, and Firefox are available. STATA IC is available on one lab computer.

Connecting from off campus

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.

Public computers

Visitors can use one of the five public computers in the Law Library. All public computers can be used to search Law Library catalog and other databases. Visitors who need to save search results can use a cloud-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.

Wireless network

Mobile device registration is required. Free, temporary wireless is available for non-UCI visitors. UCI Office of Information Technology has more information about Mobile Access at UCI.

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.