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The Tarlton Law Library is open at this time with access limited to current UT Law students, faculty, and staff. Members of the UT Austin community unaffiliated with the law school may contact the Circulation Desk (, 512-471-7726) for assistance with accessing library resources. Online reference services are also available. Please see the Tarlton Reopening FAQs and the Texas Law Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for additional details

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Reusable Content: Computers and Technology

Computer access in the Library

  • TALLONS, the Library's online catalog - access is available through dedicated stations on every floor of the Library.
  • Public use computers are on the 2nd floor. Patrons engaged in legal and academic research have priority.
  • Laptop use - laptops may be used anywhere in the Library. Many carrels and study tables throughout the Library have electrical outlets.
  • Wireless access is available throughout the Library. UT Austin affiliated patrons should use the "utexas" wireless network with their UT EID and password.  Patrons not affiliated with the University may connect to the "utguest" wireless network.
  • All computer users must adhere to the University's Acceptable Use Policy.

Computer use by the public

Members of the public may use the computers on the second floor of the Tarlton Law Library on the kiosk behind the reference desk, once they have obtained a UT EID. Follow the steps below to gain computer access:

  1. Obtain a UT EID using the EID Help link at the bottom of the TALLONS page on the catalog computers, located on the kiosk behind the reference desk.
  2. After obtaining a UT EID, get temporary authorization from Tarlton’s circulation desk staff. Users must present a valid, government-issued photo ID to request temporary access. This authorization is only for use of computers on-site and entitles the user to one login for one hour of continuous computer access per day. (For example, if you log off after 15 minutes of use, that is your one login for the day.)
  3. Re-authorize your UT EID every three days at the circulation desk, or the next time you wish to access a computer (if this time period exceeds three days).

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available for members of the public.  Select the "utguest" to connect to the system.   


Computer services for UT Law students


Copying is available for UT law students at any UTPrint machine in the library. The cost is $0.10 per page. 

Members of the public can use the UT Libraries photocopy machine on the 2nd floor of the library.  This machine does not accept cash.  The copier uses the UT Libraries printing and copying system.  Patrons must have a valid EID and password to use the copier. Funds can be added to the copying and printing account using a credit card.


UT students can print from their laptops to laser printers located on the 2nd floor, on the 4th floor, and to printers on the 3rd floor in the Computer Lab area.  Printers are also located in Townes Hall in the Tom Clark Lounge. Print software and a funded BevoBucks account are required.  Contact the Tarlton Tech Desk for assistance.

For all other non-UT Law patrons, patrons can print from the public computers located on the library's 2nd floor. Printing from these public terminals uses the UT Libraries printing and copying system).

Resources for disabled patrons

Patrons requesting an accommodation to use the resources, facilities, or services of the Tarlton Law Library must arrange for assistance through the appropriate university office:

Viewing and playback equipment

The 4th floor Media Collection houses the Law Library's research collections in microform, audio and video cassette, and DVD. DVDs of popular films and documentaries are located in the Law and Popular Culture Collection.

A microform reader/printer/scanner is located on the north wall near the Media Collection; videocassettes and DVDs can be viewed in the LPOP viewing area on the 2nd floor.

An audiocassette player is available for loan at the Circulation Desk.