UC Berkeley Library

Computers in the libraries

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Public computers

UCB students, faculty and staff:

General public:

  • Computers with access to library resources on the Internet are available in all campus libraries.
  • You have research access to library catalogs, licensed databases, and websites in the .edu, .gov, and .org domains.
  • You have access to email hosted on a .edu, .gov, or .org domain.
  • Pay for printing with a Cal 1 Guest card. Request one from a public service desk, or the Copy Center in Moffitt Library. Add funds via the Guest Card site.
  • Scanning to email, cloud storage and USB drive is free.

Wi-Fi in the libraries

Wireless access to the Internet, and wireless printing are available in all campus libraries. For more information see:

Laptops in the libraries

  • A universal charger that works with all current cell phone models and tablets is available in the Moffitt Library floor 3, where you'll find the public computers.
  • There are 10 Android and 10 Apple Lightning USB wall chargers with cables available for check-out to UC Berkeley students at the Moffitt Circulation Desk and Engineering Library Circulation Desk.
    • The loan period is two hours with no renewal or overnight.
    • Students must present their Cal1 ID card to borrow.
    • See the Pay fines page for replacement and overdue charges.
  • UCB students use AirBears2 to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • UCB students register and configure your laptop to use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol service to connect to the Internet via a network jack.
  • UCB students may borrow a laptop, iPad and other electronic devices from the Library. For more details, see the laptop lending FAQs, and the Electronic Devices Lending Policy.
  • Visitors use CalVisitor to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. CalVisitor allows visitors to access their email and the Internet but does not allow access to licensed library resources.
  • UCB students and visitors may print from a laptop or portable device using PrinterOn. A Cal 1 card (students), or Cal 1 guest card (visitors), is needed to release print jobs.

Library Data Lab - 189 Doe Library Annex

  • UCB students, faculty and staff use the Data Lab for numeric data research.

Technical assistance with Wi-Fi

  • Student Computer Consulting Service (walk-in basis or by appointment).
  • Faculty, staff and visitors can contact Campus Shared Services (phone: 510-664-9000 > select 1 for IT support > select 1 for telephone and network support > select 2 for data and network support).
  • Campus posting of known network issues or outages.
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