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FAQ: UC Hastings Law Library Frequently Asked Questions: Tech Assistance

This guide will assist you in learning about the UC Hastings Law Library's rules, policies and procedures.

Computer Lab

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

There is a small student computer lab on the 4th floor of the library with six computer work stations.  Use of these computers is limited to current UC Hastings students.  Students login with their UC Hastings username/password and can save items to their personalized desktop.

Where can get I get help with printing?

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Current Hastings Students:

Students will find Xerox multi-function printers (MFPs) on campus at:

  • Library (4th & 5th floors)
  • 198 building (various locations)
  • The Tower (Mezzanine & Lobby)

To use the Xerox printers students must:

  • Add money to their student Copying/Printing Account.
  • Use Hastings Email Username and Password to send print jobs to the printer. 
  • Touch Hastings Student ID Card to the printer card reader
  • Select job to send from print queue.

For additional student printing info:

For assistance contact the 1st floor Business Center:

  • Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm, except on College holidays
  • Ph: (415) 565-4882
  • businesscenter@uchastings.edu

Hastings Faculty/Staff:

The Business Center can all faculty and staff questions about printing including how to set up an account, how to print on colored paper or card stock, or how to print confidential material through the network to the Xerox printers. Printing does not start until you are at the printer and have entered your passcode.

For assistance contact the 1st floor Business Center:

  • Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm, except on College holidays
  • Ph: (415) 565-4882
  • businesscenter@uchastings.edu

General Public:

There are no printing services available for visitors and the general public.

Copying & Scanning

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

There are Xerox copiers/scanners on the 4th and 5th floor of the library.  The color copier is on the 5th floor.

For assistance contact the 1st floor Business Center:

  • Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm, except on College holidays
  • Ph: (415) 565-4882
  • businesscenter@uchastings.edu

Student Copying/Scanning:

  • Select "copy" at the Xerox printer card reader
  • Touch your Hastings ID Card to the card reader.
  • Select copy or scan

Public Copying/Scanning:

Non-Hastings visitors can copy by setting up an account with the 1st floor Business Center or by using the coin-operated copier on the 4th floor of the Library.

Non-Hastings visitors can scan by setting up an account with the 1st floor Business Center.

Help with Student Email Accounts

Current Hastings students can get help with their email accounts in various ways:

Wireless Access in the Library

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

The Wireless Network extends to all areas of the Library and to most student study areas on campus.

Any student with a notebook computer with 802.11b or 802.11g Wireless Networking (either through a plug-in card, or built-in) can connect to the Hastings network and get access to email and the Internet.

The HastingsGuest wireless network is provided for all visitors of the UC Hastings College of the Law campus for wireless Internet. Upon access to the HastingsGuest wireless network the client will have to accept the UC Hastings Acceptable Use Policy.

More information on the wireless network is available on the IT webpage.

Borrowing Laptops

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Students can borrow a laptop computer from the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk for 24-hour checkout.

Can you tell me where the "hidden" power outlets are located?

Most study tables have power connections available for students who wish to use their laptop computers in the library. Power outlets also can be found in the study rooms and in the window seating at the columns. Additional power outlets are located in the 4th Floor Reading Room by the McAllister Street window. They are located between the window and the back edge of the counter.

Laser Pointers

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Students can borrow laser pointers from the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk.

pointer

Can I Borrow an iPhone Charger?

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Students can borrow an iPhone charger at the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk.

iPhone Charger

Video Adapters

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Students can borrow various video adaptors at the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk.

video adapter

USB Adapters

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

Students can borrow USB Adapters from the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk.

USB Adapter

Powerpoint Clickers

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

There are several Powerpoint Clickers that students can borrow at the 4th floor Library Circulation Desk.

Powerpoint Clicker

IT HelpDesk

Current Hastings students can get IT help in various ways:

  • helpdesk@uchastings.edu
  • Help Desk Webpage
  • 4th floor Rm 440 Help Desk
  • Call 415/565-4625

Library WebMaster

If you have questions or comments about the library website, contact the library webmaster at librarywebmaster@uchastings.edu

Lexis / Westlaw

How do I get my Lexis and Westlaw passwords?

First year students receive their Lexis and Westlaw IDs at the first day of law school orientation and are trained in computer assisted legal research during the first semester. LL.M. students receive Lexis and Westlaw passwords during their first semester.
 

Where are the Lexis and Westlaw printers?

Lexis printers and printouts can be found in the Library on the 4th and 5th floor.

Westlaw no longer offers free student printing.

What should I do if I forget my Lexis or Westlaw password?

If you've forgotten your Lexis password, contact Lexis or the Hastings Lexis representative.

If you've forgotten your Westlaw username or password contact Westlaw:

EdTech Center

This Service is Currently Unavailable due to the Library Closure During the Pandemic.

The EdTech Center on the 4th floor of the Library is a video recording studio for Hastings faculty.