Using Your Laptop

Can I connect to wireless?

Yes, UA Wifi and UA Public are available throughout all library buildings. View complete coverage map.

UA WiFi is open to current UA students and employees, while UA Public is open to everyone. We recommend using UA WiFi if you can, because it is more secure (encrypted), has greater capability, and is more likely to connect.

Register for UA Wireless.

Find out more at UA WiFi FAQ.

Can I plug in my laptop?

Laptop workstations (desks with power outlets) are available in all library buildings. See our floor maps.

Free charging stations are also available.

Can I use a wired connection?

Current UA students and employees can use one of over 150 data lines throughout the libraries to connect to the campus network. You will need a laptop with a 10BaseT Ethernet card and Ethernet cable.

Cables can be checked out at the Information Commons Desk at the Main Library.

You must register your ethernet card's physical hardware, or MAC, address prior to connecting to the UA network. Register your MAC address.

You must abide by our Acceptable Use Policy.

What if I can't connect?

See how to connect or get live help from the 24/7 IT Support Center.

How can I print?

Wireless printing is available from personal laptops running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 using UAWiFi. See instructions for downloading and installing software which will allow you to send print jobs to the library printers.

You can also print using our full-sized loaner PC laptops, which are already setup to print. 

See details on how to print.

Last modified: May 10, 2014