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Computer Labs

Library computing facilities are available to all University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff in each Libraries location. A UT Austin Electronic EID (UT EID) is required to access all computers and network resources. Current UT Austin students, faculty, staff, and official visitors may use their individually-assigned UT EIDs to access computers and network resources. Other users may claim a UT EID and may request temporary authenticated access at a Libraries service desk. Users must present a valid, government-issued photo ID to request temporary access.

Media Labs

The PCL and FAL Media Labs provide hardware and software to create audio, video, still and 3D animation projects - UT students, faculty, and staff can use the equipment on a first come/first served basis - Staff help is also available during specified hours.

Student Microcomputer Facility (SMF)

The Student Microcomputer Facility is the largest microcomputer facility on the campus, with more than 200 workstations, located in the Flawn Academic Center (second floor). All computers are equipped with an extensive selection of word processing, spreadsheet, layout, graphics, mathematical and statistical software, and Internet access. The SMF also has laser and color printers, and scanners.

Other Computer Labs are available elsewhere on campus.

Wireless Access

UTNet Wireless Access is available to students, faculty and staff throughout the Chemistry Library, Classics Library, Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, Flawn Academic Center, Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library, Public Affairs Library and the Tarlton Law Library, and in selected areas of the Architecture and Planning Library, Fine Arts Library, Geology Library, Life Science Library, Perry-Castañeda Library, and the Ransom Center.

Wireless Laptop Printing

Wireless printing is only available on library black and white printers.  All library black and white printers now support duplex printing.

Mac Laptop Printing

Mac users running OS 10.5 and later should install the new Popup.dmg package. Users can also download the Mac print client for Tiger. Instructions may be found here.

Windows Laptop Printing

If you have an old installation of our laptop printer module (installed before March 2010), then please uninstall the program called "Pharos" and install the new program (linked below). XP users can uninstall from the "Add/Remove Programs" control panel, while Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 users should use the "Programs and Features" control panel.

The All library branches client will install a printer named “library_printers” using an HP print driver.  These print jobs can be picked up in any library branch, and in general the HP driver will work on the Dell printers with no problems.