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Law Library User's Guide: Printing

A guide to the services, collections, locations, policies and rules of the Law Library.


Law Students

Network printers are available on the first, second, and third floors of the Law Library. Law students may print from any of the computers in the Computer Lab or their laptop computers to any of the network printers in the Law Library. In addition, law students may print from the printing workstation located in the Print Lab or from any of the general access computers on the second floor of the Law Library. The library computers will print two-sided (duplex) by default, but may be changed to single-sided printing.

The general access computers on the second floor have reader versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe. Student Computing recommends using your personal computer or a computer in the Computer Lab if you need to edit a document before printing.

Wireless printing to the network printers in the Law Library is available for law students. Law students can install the printers on their personal computers. These operating systems are compatible with the network printers: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X Lion (10.7), or Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). PC laptops will print two-sided (duplex) by default. Mac laptops will print single-sided by default. These default settings may be changed.

The Law Library uses PaperCut for law student, faculty, and staff printing and copying accounts. The PaperCut system is separate from the University of Iowa ITC Printing system. The Law Library sells PaperCut cards at the Circulation Desk in denominations of $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Every PaperCut card has a unique registration code and an expiration date. PaperCut cards must be redeemed online before funds will be added to your PaperCut account. PaperCut cards may only be redeemed once. If you do not have sufficient funds in your PaperCut account, you will not be able to print or copy in the Law Library.

For instructions on setting up a shared printing account for faculty research assistants, law review members and other student organizations, please see ITS’s article Shared Printing Accounts in PaperCut/ITC Print at

Other Library Users

University students, faculty, staff and guests can print on the second floor of the Law Library at the Guest Print Release station. Printing costs $.08 per page; users must purchase printing credit at the Circulation Desk, and payment must be made by cash or check payable to the University of Iowa Law Library.