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Computer Access in the Libraries for Visitors

Computers: Guest Research Stations

Access to most Libraries' licensed, online resources and fee-based printing is available in all University libraries.

Provides access to:

  • Most online resources which can be found on the UW Libraries Web site
  • All Web sites with .edu, .gov, .org, .mil, or .museum extensions
  • Read-only versions of the Microsoft Office suite of software:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. (e.g., documents in these programs may be read but not created or edited).

Software/hardware details

    Restrictions: There is no access to anonymous email sites, such as Hotmail, Yahoo! mail, or to most .com Web sites.

    Wireless Access for Visitors

    If you have a laptop or mobile device on campus, wireless internet access is available via the UW Wireless network:

    • Visitors from campuses and institutions participating in the Eduroam network can use it to access the UW’s Wireless network.
    • Otherwise, visitors need a temporary UW NetID to access sites outside of the washington.edu domain. Ask Libraries staff about obtaining a temporary UW NetID; you will need to provide a form of identification and contact information.

    Printing & Scanning

    Provided by Creative Communications

    Locations: printers| scanners

    Payment for Printing:

    Scanning options:

      • To a USB (flash drive - cannot be Mac-formatted drive)
      • To a print station
      • To email (non-UW users should ask staff for a Temporary NetID)
      • To mobile device
      • To Google Drive
      • Accessibility
        • Adjustable height tables
        • Option to scan as searchable PDF file (OCR)
        • Option to scan text to mp3 audio file
        • Optional foot pedal to activate scanner

    Mobile/Wireless printing: To print from a mobile device, you must have a UW NetID.

    1. Login to print.uw.edu
    2. Upload your document(s)
    3. Print jobs can then be retrieved at any Dawg Prints location

    Mobile Print FAQ