Public Access Computers
The Law Library provides 13 public access workstations; three on the third floor, six on the second floor, and two each on the first and ground floors. Public patrons must first obtain a Guest ID from the Circulation Desk. The public access workstations are typically located near the elevator, with the exception of the ground floor, where they are located near the photocopy machine. These workstations are intended for use in locating materials in InfoHawk, the library's online catalog, and for searching electronic resources. As such, the only software available on them is the Microsoft web browser Internet Explorer.
The library also provides two workstations that are dedicated to the use of CD-ROM materials. One is located on the second floor behind the reference desk and provides access to electronic resources such as the United Nations Yearbook Collection and the Iowa Criminal Law Handbook. The other CD-Rom workstation is located in Special Services (Room 130). This workstation is for use with CD-Rom resources published by the United States Government Printing Office, which the library receives through its participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.
All library users are subject to the University's Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy.
Printing and Software
Members of the public can access Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the internet by going to Special Services (Room 130) during their open hours and asking a staff member to log them into a computer. Patrons can print to the networked printer in Special Services at a cost of $.10 per page and should see a staff member to pick up and pay for their print jobs.
Patrons who wish to save documents from the public workstations must use a personal USB flash drive. A USB flash drive can be plugged into one of the USB ports loated on the left side of the monitor or the front of the computer tower. To learn more about saving documents from the public workstations, read or download these instructions (PDF*).
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