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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 and the Shapiro CAEN Lab.)

Guest Computing & Copying

Many of our licensed databases, online journals and full-text articles are available to guests on our public computers (in Art, Architecture & EngineeringFine Arts, Hatcher, Music or Shapiro). Guests looking for assistance in accessing U.S. government information may use the public computers in the Clark Library.

A copy card must be used to pay for black-and-white printing, as well as black-and-white copying, on the printer/copier equipment in the libraries. Guest printing and copying 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/copying services. The network is not encrypted, and is less secure than MWireless.

Printing

U-M students, staff and faculty are encouraged to use their own laptops (connecting via MWireless) to send print jobs to library-located printers/copiers 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).

Color printing is available in various campus computing labs.

Scanning & Copying

Self-service scanning/copying is available in all libraries on printer/copier equipment. (Some self-service flatbed scanners are available in Art, Architecture & Engineering, Clark, Fine Arts, and Shapiro.) Scanning assistance is 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: 04/24/2015