Updated Sept. 5, 2014.
The Law Library has printing stations, book and document scanners, and a microfiche/film reader/scanner. All of this equipment is located on L1, the main floor of the Library.
Photocopiers are no longer available. To make a copy from pages in a book, use one of the book scanners and then print the scanned images (or download them to your own USB drive or send via email).
Remember to logout after making copies or printouts!
Failure to logout will allow the next user to make copies at your expense!
For printing from computers in the Law Library (including personal laptops), use the pay-to-print system. Any document -- from the Internet, library catalogs, or commercial indexes to which the Library subscribes -- can be printed via the printers in the Copy Alcoves on L1.
Book scanner and printer workstation.
The printers do not accept coins or bills. You must use either a UW Husky card (to which you have added value) or a Dawg Prints card (available for purchase by library visitors who do not have Husky cards).
Printouts cost 12₵ per side of the paper and printing is done on both sides of the page (duplex). You can switch to single-sided printing if you choose.
Dawg Prints cards are purchased from the machine on the wall in the L1 Copy Alcove next to the Law Student Lounge. The machine accepts only bills. After you purchase the card, re-insert it into the slot to load the money onto the card. A card costing $1.00 has $.80 worth of copying/printing on it; $5.00 cards have $4.80 worth of copying/printing. Cards can be re-loaded with additional funds when the balance is low.
To add value to a Dawg Prints card or to check the balance on a card, use the Add Value station in the Copy Alcove adjacent to the Law Student Lounge.
Laptop users who want to use the printers in the Law Library need to download software. Visit the Dawg Prints Printer Location page and then scroll down to the Gates Law School entries; select the link for the operating system that your laptop uses and download the appropriate software. Note that you have a choice to add either the color printer and/or a duplex (black/white) printer software.
- Find the item that you wish to print. The document may be a record from the Law Library catalog, a group of records from LegalTrac (the legal periodical index), a list of citations from KeyCite, or a full-text document from a website. The text of the document should be displayed on the monitor.
- Click on the Print icon at the top of the screen OR from the menubar, click on File, then Print.
- In the popup window, type your name and a short name for your document.
- Click on OK.
- Go to one of the Copy Alcoves on L1 and swipe either your Husky Card or Dawg Prints card through the card reader attached to the adjacent keyboard.
- Select your print job from the list. If the printer has not been used recently, there will be a short delay as the printer warms up.
- The cost of the copy will be deducted from the Husky Card or Dawg Prints card.
Print requests are stored in the pay-to-print system for 24 hours. If you don't make your print-out within 24 hours, it will be deleted from the list.
Caution: If the website from which you are printing uses frames (such as KeyCite), you must click on the text in the area you want printed BEFORE proceeding with the printing instructions.
Alternatives to printing an electronic document include:
- sending the document or its Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to your email address, or
- downloading the document to a disk, USB flash drive (thumb drive), or writable CD or DVD.
Ask a reference librarian or the Circulation staff for assistance.
Download the printer driver software. Here's how you do that:
- Go to the DawgPrints Printer Location site.
- Find your printer: Scroll down the list to "Gates Law School" and download the software for L111 or L114 (once you download it for one of them, you'll be able to print to both).
- Choose your OS: Be sure to select the appropriate software for the kind of computer and operating system that you are running.
- Install the software: be sure to allow popups from the Dawgprints site, save the software to your computer, and install it.
Problem: tried to download the drivers but something's not working! What do I do?
- Visit the DawgPrints troubleshooting page for some suggestions.
- If you still can't fix the problem, email Creative Communications.
Where does my document print out?
The Law Library has two printers, both on L1. You can go to either printer station to initiate the print job after you have sent a document to the printing system.
- One is in the Reference Area, next to the black and orange painting of the coyote.
- The other is next to the Law Student Lounge, around the Classified Stacks.
The UW Creative Communications services the printers and scanners in the Library. The Refunds page provides an online refund request form and an email address.
You can view and/or scan microfiche/microfilm on the Scanpro workstation near the Circulation Desk. Detailed instructions on scanning materials to your email and/or printing are located at the workstation. Please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk or Reference Office.
Two flatbed book and document scanners are located in the Copy Alcoves on L1. There is no cost for using the scanners, but you need to have a UW NetID to email scanned images. Visitors should ask for a temporary ID at the Circulation Desk.
Follow the step-by-step instructions displayed on the monitor attached to the scanner. You can copy scanned images to a USB (thumb) drive or email them. Note that some PDF files are quite large and may exceed the capacity of some email providers.
Scanned documents may now be printed in color on the printer in the Copy Alcove near the Law Student Lounge. Color copies cost 75₵.Ask for assistance at the Circulation or the Reference Office.