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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

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 domain. Ask Libraries staff about obtaining a temporary UW NetID; you will need to provide a form of identification and contact information.

    Printing & Scanning


    printers | scanners

    How to Print

    1. Login with UW NetID to
    2. Upload your document(s)
    3. Print jobs can then be retrieved at any Dawg Prints location
    You can also print directly from public computers in all libraries without using MyPrint Center.

      Print FAQ

      Pay for Printing

      Scanning Options

      • Scan to USB flash drive (cannot be Mac-formatted drive), print station, email (non-UW visitors: ask for a temporary NetID), mobile device, Google Drive
      • Accessibility:
        • Adjustable height tables, foot pedal to activate scanner
        • OCR and mp3 options

      Dawg Prints is provided by Creative Communications