Computers & 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. Patrons not affiliated with the University may connect to AT&T WiFi.
  • All computer users must adhere to the University's Acceptable Use Policy.

Computer services for UT Law students


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).

Members of the public may connect to AT&T WiFi. Select the "attwifi" network on your device, open the web browser, and follow the instructions. For visitors without an AT&T network account, a 24-hour access block may be purchased for $3.99 through the AT&T web site.


Photocopying

A copier is available on the 2nd (main) floor of the Library (see map for location). Per page charges are $0.13. The Library copier accepts copy cards only - it does not accept cash. Patrons may purchase a copy card at the card dispenser located on the main floor of the Library using cash, MasterCard or Visa. A value of up to $50.00 may be stored on a card. Copy cards purchased at other locations on the UT campus can also be used in Library copiers.  The Library does not have change.  Please note the following:

  • Copy cards cost $1.00, without value. Value must be added to the card in order to make copies.
  • Debit cards cannot be used to purchase or add value to a card in the Library
  • Bills of $20 value or less may be used to add value to copy cards, but no change will be given
  • There is a $2.00 minimum charge for credit card transactions.

Full-service copying and credit card purchase of copy cards are available from UT Libraries Library Copier Services.  More information on Library Copier Services can be found at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/copyprint/index.html.

e-Scan™ book scanners are located next to the photocopiers on the 2nd floor and in a carrel near the computer lab help desk on the 3rd floor. The e-Scan™ scanning kiosk is designed for scanning any bound document into PDF, JPG, or TIFF formats. Output may be sent to your e-mail account as a file attachment or saved to a USB key. There is no charge for use of the e-scan™.

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Such copies can be made only under certain conditions. One such condition is that the photocopy or reproduction not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." Use of the reproduction may make the user liable for copyright infringement. The Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate the copyright law.


Printing

UT students can print from their laptops to laser printers located next to the circulation desk, on the 4th floor, and to printers in the Computer Learning Center.  Printers are also located in Townes Hall in the Tom Clark Lounge and in George's Café. Print software and a funded BevoBucks account are required.  Contact the Computer Learning Center help desk for assistance.

For all other non-UT Law patrons, a print station using copier cards is available for printing from the public computers located on the 2nd floor.   Per page charges are $0.10. Patrons may purchase a copy card at the card dispenser located on the main floor of the Library using cash, MasterCard or Visa. A value of up to $50.00 may be stored on a card. Copy cards purchased at other locations on the UT campus can also be used in Library copiers.  The Library does not have change.  Please note the following:

  • Copy cards cost $1.00, without value. Value must be added to the card in order to make copies.
  • Debit cards cannot be used to purchase or add value to a card in the Library
  • Bills of $20 value or less may be used to add value to copy cards, but no change will be given
  • There is a $2.00 minimum charge for credit card transactions.

Printing is available from the microform reader/printer/scanner near the Media Collection on the 4th Floor with a copier card. Per page charges are $0.25.


Resources for disabled patrons

Tarlton Law Library intends to make its services, facilities, programs, and accommodations accessible to all patrons, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Library provides assistance to persons with permanent or temporary disabilities on an individual basis. Prior contact with the Library is encouraged when assistance is anticipated. In order to provide appropriate services to our patrons, we require a 5 business day advance notice for any patrons requiring extensive assistance or disability accommodations. For additional information or for scheduling appointments, contact Matthew Steinke at (512) 471-6232 or msteinke@law.utexas.edu.


Viewing & 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.