The Tarlton Law Library’s physical facility, including Special Collections, is closed until further notice. Tarlton’s librarians and staff remain actively engaged in providing library services. Student tech support (firstname.lastname@example.org) and faculty and student reference assistance (https://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/email) will be available during business hours. Students can also consult our Library and Technology Support FAQ (https://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/student-remote) for most frequently needed information.
UT Law students enjoy technology services extended to all UT students, and we've listed most of them here. To see all the details about university-wide services such as email, web publishing, computer labs, and more, visit UT Austin's ITS page. Additional technology services provided exclusively to UT Law students are listed on the other pages in this guide.
E-mail accounts - UTmail provides UT Austin students with an e-mail account on the @utexas.edu domain. Each account provides for more than 25 gigabytes (GB) of storage (more than 500,000 average sized e-mail messages). Accounts remain active after graduation. Additional information is available on the UTMail self-help site. Law students automatically acquire a branded @law.utexas.edu address when registering for UTmail.
File storage - Students may store up to 25GB of data at no charge on Google Drive, a component of the University's UTmail service. Your documents are secure, backed up on a regular basis and may be shared with other individuals you authorize. You must set up a UTmail account to use this service. Students also have access to UTBox with up to 150GB of storage at no charge.
Campus Computer Store - Discounted hardware, software (including Microsoft Office), and computer peripherals are available at the Campus Computer Store, located in the Flawn Academic Center on the West Mall next to the Tower. The Campus Computer Store also offers repair services for computer hardware still under manufacturer warranty.
Web publishing guidelines & policies - All pages published on University managed servers must comply with the University policies.
Help Desk (ITS) - The ITS Help Desk offers assistance with all aspects of campus computing. The Help Desk is located in the Flawn Academic Center lobby and is open Monday through Thursday from 8AM until 10PM, on Friday from 8AM until 6PM, and on weekends from noon until 5PM. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail or phone at 512-475-9400.
Computer security - Use of the campus public network involves keeping your personal system free of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. The Information Security Office provides tips on how to Protect Your Privacy.
Virus protection - Protecting your computer against viruses, Trojan horses, worms and other computer security threats is a critical aspect of computer ownership. The Information Security Office maintains an Antivirus page with various recommendations.
If you want to purchase a laptop computer, the Tech Desk recommends computers with the following minimum specifications.
Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (or higher core)
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
500GB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Preferably Solid State drive w/250gb)
MacBook: 2.3GHz dual-core i5,
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
128GB PCIe-based SSD
MacOS 10.14: Mojave 10.14