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Computing at the Library

Computing Spaces | Guest Computing | Wireless Access | Printing | Scanning | Tech Spaces & Consultations

Computing Spaces

Computers for University of Michigan students, staff and faculty, as well as guests, are available at our library locations on central and north campuses. Most of these computers require a valid U-M uniqname for login, and are configured like other campus computing labs, for student use. (For more information, see the list of available software and a list of campus computing labs, including the James Edward Knox Center.)

Guest Computing

Any person currently not affiliated with U-M will need to access library resources in person at one of our guest computers (in Art, Architecture & Engineering, Fine Arts, Hatcher, Music or Shapiro).

A copy card must be used to pay for printing. This is the same copy card used for public copiers and microform printers throughout the Library. Guest printing from Library computers costs 6 cents per page.

Wireless Access

There are two wireless networks available in most library spaces: MWireless and MGuest.

MWireless — requires U-M login. You will still need to log into your library account to have full access to library resources.

MGuest — anyone can use. No access to library journals, databases, or printing services. The network is not encrypted, and is less secure.


U-M students, staff and faculty are encouraged to use their own laptops (connecting via MWireless) to send print jobs to library-located printers via MPrint, the University's web-based printing service. Printing from the library's computers is charged based on user type:

  • U-M Student: students are charged against their University Basic Computing Package printing allocation each semester.
  • U-M Faculty and Staff:  U-M faculty and staff get a small printing allotment each semester.  U-M departments must make arrangements with ITS for larger printing allocations. Please call the ITS Service Center at 734-764-4357 (4-HELP).

Large format poster printing is available in the TechDeck (Shapiro Undergraduate Library) and in GroundWorks (Duderstadt Center).

3-D printing and related technologies are offered at the UM3D Lab (Duderstadt Center).


Self-service scanning and scanning assistance are available at:

Exclusively self-service scanning is also available at:

Tech Spaces & Consultations

A reservable presentation practice room and technology-rich collaboration space are available in the Shapiro Library. Audio and video editing spaces are available in the Perlstein Editing Room (Shapiro Library) and GroundWorks (Duderstadt Center).

Consulations about Microsoft Office products, citation management software, and Adobe Creative Suite software are available in the Knowledge Navigation Center (Hatcher Graduate Library). [Technology guides.]

Assistance with Geographic Information Systems software is available at the Clark Library. [GIS guide.]

Data visualization services are available at the Clark Library and the UM3D Lab.

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Last modified: 01/22/2015